The body’s hormonal balance, and overall homeostasis, is thrown into disarray during menopause. Most women assume that hot flashes are inevitable. However, hot flashes are actually a symptom of an imbalance occurring between organ systems of the body. And once the imbalance becomes balanced, the hot flashes will disappear.
Hot flashes usually get acupuncturists thinking about Kidney energy. In TCM-style acupuncture, the most common approach is to address Kidney Yin deficiency with Heat. Many symptoms of menopause can fall into this category: night sweats, emotional instability, insomnia, headache, and dryness.
Acupuncture points and herbs that nourish Kidney Yin and clear Heat are a safe bet, but sometimes further analysis is required. Kidney Yin deficiency often appears in conjunction with other organ energy deficiencies, such as Liver or Heart.
If you want to experience a more comfortable transition through menopause, try incorporating acupuncture and Chinese herbs into your lifestyle.
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