The transition into menopause has the potential to be a wonderful, fulfilling, transformational experience for women – a time to shed certain roles, and perhaps step into a new era of wisdom, joy and harmony.

Of course it also has the potential to be… well… down right miserable. When a woman arrives at the menopausal stage of life well balanced, it is likely that the transition will go relatively smoothly and comfortably for her. However, if her body systems are out of balance, or of she is mentally or emotionally not ready to embrace this next stage of life, the road to and through menopause may get bumpy.

Acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition therapy can provide support through menopause, establishing more balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit.

Signs and symptoms of menopause include:

• Hot flashes

• Night sweats

• Irritability and fatigue

• Painful intercourse

• Dryness

• Weight gain

• Bone density loss/osteopenia/osteoporosis

Menopause doesn’t have to be an unpleasant transition. With the right support, many women actually find it something to celebrate!

Acupuncture, especially when combined with nutrition therapy and herbal medicine, can work to naturally balance the endocrine (hormone) system and support healthy hormone production. This means it may help to reduce hot flashes and mood swings, and can even help you keep your hormones stable through the change.