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by | Jun 17, 2021 | Acupuncture

Menopause marks a new beginning in your life, but it can also bring unpleasant symptoms. Taking pharmaceuticals is an option but may also leave you open to unpleasant side effects. Read on to learn about menopause and natural treatments to help ease your symptoms.

What Is Menopause?

Menopause ends a woman’s menstrual cycle. It’s diagnosed once you have reached 12 months without your menstrual period. Menopause can happen anywhere between your 40s and 50s, but the average age is 51 in the US.

Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life, but its physical symptoms can be unpleasant. Hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and low energy are all symptoms you manifest as you hit menopause.

Thankfully, you need not suffer from these symptoms because Dr. Cook’s herbs and acupuncture can ease you through the symptoms and make the process easier.

During the months or years leading up to your menopause, you may experience these symptoms:

  • Chills
  • Hot Flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep Problems
  • Mood Changes
  • Irregular periods
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Thinning of your hair and dry skin

A very common symptom of menopause is irregular periods. Menstrual periods may skip a month and then return. You may also skip several months and then start your menstrual periods regularly as a part of your coming menopause.

See A Doctor When
Keep up with your regular doctor appointments for medical concerns and preventive care. Continue with your regular doctor appointments during and after menopause. Your preventive care may increase as you age. The doctor may recommend you take several tests such as mammography, colonoscopy, and triglyceride screening. You may also need thyroid testing and breast and pelvic exams. Always consult your doctor when you are bleeding from your vagina after menopause.

Menopause can happen because of the following:

Natural decline of reproductive hormones
As you approach your late 30s, your ovaries will produce less progesterone and estrogen, which regulate menstruation. When you’re in your 40s, your menstrual periods become either shorter or longer, heavier or lighter, and more or less in frequency. When you reach 51, your ovaries will stop releasing eggs, and you will no longer have periods.

Surgery that removes ovaries
Your ovaries produce hormones such as progesterone and estrogen that regulate your menstrual cycle. The surgery that removes your ovaries will immediately cause menopause. Your periods will stop, and you will very likely experience hot flashes and manifest other menopausal symptoms. These symptoms will cause abrupt changes rather than gradually over the years because of the immediate removal of your ovaries.

How Dr. Cook Can Help
Dr. Cook can use Traditional Chinese Medicine to ease your menopause symptoms naturally. The treatments you can get can range from acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes.

Acupuncture can help with the mood changes you experience during menopause. Menopause may cause you to experience anxiety and depression. Some believe that acupuncture helps against anxiety and depression by causing micro-injuries with its needles and forcing your body to release its natural painkillers. These natural painkillers will help lift your mood to relieve your anxiety and depression. They are naturally occurring in your body and won’t cause harmful side effects.

Herbs can help you manage the sleep disturbances caused by menopause.

Lavender Tea’s scent can help soothe you with its calming properties to invite restful sleep.

Chamomile Tea has calming effects that help reduce inflammation and anxiety. Its mild tranquilizer effects are attributed to apigenin which binds to certain receptors of your brain that may help decrease anxiety to help you sleep.

Dr. Cook’s herbal formulas can also cater to your specific symptoms of menopause. These formulas can only be dispensed after an initial consultation with Dr. Cook. Consult with Dr. Cook by calling (305) 665-9711 for your personalized herbal formula.

Lifestyle Changes are also necessary to help your body through menopause. Menopause may cause your bones to weaken, which is why getting more sun to get more Vitamin D is important to help your bones. Eating certain foods to help strengthen your body can also be suggested by Dr. Cook. Call (305) 665-9711 to consult with Dr. Cook to relieve your menopausal symptoms.

In conclusion, menopause can bring unpleasant symptoms. Learning about Menopause and getting natural treatment will get you relief without the unpleasant side effects and risks from modern pharmaceuticals.

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