Menopause

Apr 17, 2024

Menopause marks the natural end of the female reproductive years with a decline in fertility hormones and when your ovaries no longer release eggs, and the menstrual periods stop. Most women experience menopause between 45 and 60 years of age. The average age of menopause is 51 years.

The menopausal transition affects each woman uniquely and in various ways. The body begins to use energy differently, fat cells change, and women may gain weight more easily. You may experience changes in your bone or heart health, your body shape and composition, or your physical function.

10 Common Symptoms of Menopause

  • Absence of period for 12 months.
  • Hot flushes.
  • Night sweats.
  • Mood swings and irritability.
  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Cognitive changes (difficulty remembering names, directions, losing focus/train of thought)
  • Vaginal dryness.
  • Vaginal/vulvar itching.

Acupuncture and traditional medicine have much to offer if you are experiencing these types of symptoms and may help to restore your body back to balance with increased energy and wellbeing. 

Once menstruation stops, women naturally feel an increase in energy and no longer experience the fluctuations in energy around the cycle and with the blood loss during the period. 

Menopause, the wise woman phase.

  • No more menstrual periods.
  • No more menstrual cycle side effects.
  • More energy as the body is not losing blood each month 
  • Less pelvic pain.
  • A fresh outlook on life.

Women are said to be “post-menopausal” when a year has elapsed since their last period. As hormone levels stabilize, the symptoms disappear, and many women feel better than they have in years.