Can Chinese Medicine Help With Menopause?
"Menopause" is a Western bio-medicine category, which is seen as greatly over-simplified in Chinese medicine. In other words, there are many patterns of symptoms that can occur around the normal winding-down and cessation of the menstrual cycle, and in Chinese medicine these are all assessed and addressed specifically. [see our page with research on Chinese medicine effects on menopausal symptoms and reducing FSH]
For example, one woman may have severe night-sweats all over her body, but be relatively cool during the day. Another woman may be red in the face and sweat during the day--but only on the head. Yet another may feel hot, but also find herself suddenly cold and retaining fluid all over.
So why should they be treated all in the same way? Well, they shouldn't.
Traditional Chinese medicine attempts to treat individual symptoms and in this way address each patient as an individual case. At The Grove Chinese Medicine we make tailored raw herb prescriptions and acupuncture treatment plans to address each patient's specific experience of menopause.