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Sailing Through Menopause With Chinese Medicine

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When a woman loses her ovarian follicular function and her monthly menstruation stops, it marks the arrival of menopause. To most women, menopause is the natural process of a woman's biological aging, and it is the end of her reproductive life.

Unfortunately, this natural process does not always sail through smoothly for many women. From the first sign of onsite menopause, the perimenopause period can last for years and is accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms that can affect physical, emotional, mental and social well-being.

Hot flushes
Night sweat
Muscle and joint pain

Mood swings, anxiety and depression

What Does Biomedicine Say About Menopause And How It Treats Menopause?

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Menopause happens due to the decline of oestrogen levels circulating in the blood, and it causes the stopping of ovulation and menstruation. In particular circumstances, surgery and cancer can also cause menopause. Hormone therapy is usually the first option to manage menopause symptoms. Therapeutic drugs, such as antidepressants and painkillers, are also used to manage anxiety, mood swings, hot flashes and body aches.

What Does Chinese Medicine Say About Menopause?

Chinese medicine sees health as the harmonising balance between Yin and Yang within our body. Yin is the material form of the body, whilst Yang is the force that powers the body's function. Yin and Yang are the two aspects of our existence. They have the same roots within all things from nature, including our bodies. Yin and Yang are interdependent, transferable, and ever-changing, maintaining a harmonising balance within the body and counter-adjusting the imbalanced pathogenic factors within or around us. When we age, both Yin and Yang decline. When Yin and Yang decline rates are not synchronised, the balance of the health state breaks. The lost balance affects different parts or functional systems of the body, resulting in menopause symptoms. Both men and women go through menopause; however, as women share more duty for reproduction from the physiological point of view, women's bodies are more prone to imbalance, and therefore, more symptoms appear.

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Feel The Easy Sailing to Manage Menopause With Chinese Medicine

Research shows that Chinese medicine has good results in treating menopause symptoms without serious adverse effects. Chinese medicine treatment modalities are diverse, including herbal formulas, acupuncture, moxibustion and Tui Na massage.

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Each modality can be used by itself or in combination to bring the body back to the Yin and Yang balance. For example, reduced oestrogen level circulating in the blood is a sort of Yin deficiency, and Yin's nature is nourishing and cooling. When Yin is low in relation to Yang, the bodily working force, it generates heat, just like a machine running on low grease. The heat manifested as hot flushes, night sweats and body aches. Herbals can be formulated based on individual conditions and can have cooling effects. Acupuncture can stimulate qi, blood and body fluids circulations to deliver nourishment with such effects, putting off the heat to release the symptoms. 

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Want to Rebalance your health and get help?

Now you know how Chinese medicine sees menopause as a tipping point when the body loses balance, and it is time to regain that balance and optimise health.

Pellucid Chinese Clinic has a team of experienced and highly skilled acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners. Their mission is to help each patient to achieve optimal health. The team provides a free first consultation to develop a personalised strategy to re-calibrate your system, re-establish balance, and restore harmony to your health.

All the practitioners at Pellucid are registered and insured with AHPRA and CMBA.

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