How acupuncture and TCM treatment help for menopause?
According to TCM theory, all these symptoms are related to ‘kidney deficiency’ because the kidney is the organ from which our primary energy comes. It stores essence that is closely related to our hormone system. It dominates the bones, hair and is in charge of development and reproduction. Therefore, the main treatment for menopause in TCM is to ‘boost the kidney’. Boosting the kidney not only help to clears the menopause symptoms and it also slows down the aging process. Both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can effectively boosting kidney to relieve menopause disturbance.
What are the benefits of acupuncture and TCM in treating menopause?
- It is a nature treatment, the treatment effect has been proven from thousands of years of practice.
- The treatment effect is long lasting because it is treating the root, even if you stopped treatment after your symptoms relieved, it will not come back.
- It is very safe, because is non-pharmaceutical, non-hormonal, it does not have any side effect as HRT, or other medications.
What to expect from the treatment?
Treatment course is 6 month to a year or longer. Symptom relieve often happens within one month of treatment. Treatment is often once or twice a week in the beginning with acupuncture; gradually decrease the frequency when symptoms are improved. Chinese herbal medicine may be prescribed for you. Diet and life style recommendation will also be part of the treatment.