Most women in this transitional time in their lives seek some form of relief for their symptoms. And who can blame them? They're losing out on sleep, they're uncomfortable from the symptoms much of the time, and NO ONE is being understanding of this time in their lives! One of the most common, and most controversial treatments has been hormone replacement (HR or HRT). Sure, it's helped a lot of women through the symptoms, but it isn't without risks, and isn't it just slowing the transition?
According to Chinese Medicine, this is a natural, normal and healthy time of change, just like becoming an adult - remember how crazy that change was? The secret to staying symptom-free (or at least symptom-not-so-noticeable) is keeping yourself balanced energetically during this time. Remember, when our energy becomes unbalanced, this is when we start experiencing unhealth and boy do our bodies start complaining!
Using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, it's very possible to ease the symptoms of peri-menopause. This isn't done by adjusting the hormone levels (as is the case with HRT), but by adjusting how your body responds to your changing levels of hormones. By reminding your body that this is normal, and that it's okay to go with the flow, it doesn't panic and create all of the miserable symptoms in an effort to get back to what it once considered "normal."
Because your body is being reminded how to be healthy, not covering up unhealth, there are no side effects and you'll be much more comfortable through this incredible change in your life!