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Navigating Peri-menopause and Menopause with Chinese Medicine: Holistic Health Tips

Updated: Jul 19


Peri-menopause and menopause are natural transitions in a woman's life, but they can bring about various challenges and changes. Chinese medicine offers a holistic approach to support women with any symptoms they may experience. By combining traditional treatments, herbal remedies, and self-care practices, Chinese medicine provides effective tools to manage symptoms, promote hormonal balance, and enhance overall well-being.



Herbal Allies: Nature's Supportive Remedies

Chinese herbal medicine offers a rich repertoire of herbs to address the unique needs of women during peri/menopause. Adaptogenic herbs like Dong Quai, Ginseng, and Shatavari can help balance hormones, improve vitality, and enhance overall well-being. Cooling herbs such as Peony, Black Cohosh, and Licorice can alleviate hot flashes and night sweats. It's essential to consult with one of our qualified practitioners who can tailor a herbal formula to your specific symptoms and constitution. View our range of Chinese Herbal remedies and supplements for menopause and peri-menopause in our online shop.




Chinese medicine treatments:

Acupuncture combined with acupressure massage, dietary therapy, Chinese Herbs and Moxibustion are traditional Chinese medicine treatments that are commonly used to treat the symptoms of menopause. Many of these treatments have evolved over thousands of years. It is not uncommon for many womenin parts of Asia to experience little to no symptoms when they are transitioning from menstruation to peri-menopause to menopause.

Chinese medicine treatments are a gentle, natural, and work with your body to restore balance. The aim of these treatments is to restore balance in the body's energy levels, help re-balance hormones and enable the body to readjust to the changes it is undergoing. (In TCM these are yin and yang energies and their associated relationship to the balance and health of the body), Re-balancing hormones has the effect reducing hot flushes, insomnia and irritability and inducing better sleep.

One of the strengths of acupuncture is in the tailoring of treatment to each individual. Traditional Chinese Medicine does not recognise menopause as one particular syndrome. It aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual.




Self-Care Practices: Nurturing Your Body and Mind

Self-care is crucial during peri/menopause to promote overall well-being and balance. Incorporate mindfulness techniques such as meditation or deep breathing exercises to manage stress and foster emotional equilibrium. Engage in gentle exercises like Yoga or Tai Chi to support flexibility, strength, and mental clarity. Prioritise quality sleep, maintain a healthy diet rich in whole foods, and nurture your relationships and social connections.




Lifestyle Modifications: Creating a Harmonious Environment

Making simple lifestyle modifications can have a profound impact on your peri/menopausal experience. Create a soothing environment by surrounding yourself with calming scents, using essential oils like lavender or chamomile. Ensure proper hydration and limit caffeine and alcohol intake.


Chinese medicine offers a comprehensive approach to support women during the peri/menopausal journey. Through acupuncture, herbal remedies, self-care practices, dietary advice and lifestyle modifications, it is possible to navigate this transition without being overcome by debilitating symptoms. Consult with one of our qualified practitioners of Chinese medicine to tailor a holistic plan that addresses your unique needs.



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