What Does the Fox Say?
If you’re looking for a natural solution as you go through menopause, you should seriously consider acupuncture and our herbal formulas. Traditional Chinese medicine will look at a “disease” such as headaches or hot flashes, but will also look other patterns occurring in the body. These give us patterns of disharmony which are occurring in the body.
For example, a woman may have hot flashes and sweating, headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, spots in front of the eyes, weakness or soreness in the lower back, thirst, insomnia or dream-disturbed sleep. This woman would be diagnosed with yin deficiency in the Zang-Fu organs of the liver and kidneys. Another woman may have dizziness and vertigo, tinnitus & red eyes, menopausal migraines, a bitter taste in the mouth, become irritated or exasperated with people more easily than she use to, have hot flashes, have profuse menstrual flow, or possibly longer menstrual flow or spotting. This woman would be diagnosed with hyperactivity of liver yang.
These are just two of the eight possible patterns which can cause menopause symptoms. Many times a woman needs to have her formula changed as her body moves through menopause. 75% of women suffer from hot flashes while they go through menopause. If you or someone you know are suffering from hot flashes, please contact us and let us help. Menopause is a natural part of life, but it does not have to be an uncomfortable one.
–Jeff Fox, L.Ac.