Transitioning from a woman who ovulates to one who doesn’t marks the beginning of a new phase of life, now wiser, more confident and more aware, we enter the Second Spring. It’s time to start putting yourself first but this new life can present with a few challenges as our hormone levels ebb, flow and change.
Peri menopause (the phase before our periods cease) and menopause are natural stages in our bodies development and are not a disease, but our fluctuating hormones can cause a variety of unpleasant physical symptoms and play havoc with our emotions.
So what do we do?
Your GP will offer you conventional medication, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which should not be dismissed, it is an valid choice and works well for many women but it comes at a price. An increased risk, although small, of blood clots, stroke, deep vein thrombosis and breast cancer must be considered, so it is important to weigh up the risk and benefits with your doctor, using the lowest dose that works for the shortest time.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs along with dietary changes are excellent, natural, safe, alternatives. Here are some of the symptoms women commonly come to the clinic to seek help with
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Itchy skin
- Mood swings
- Joint pain
- Dry eyes
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