From a Chinese Medicine perspective menopause is when we no longer lose blood through our monthly cycle, our energy is freed up to focus on ourselves and our wisdom.  After nurturing others, it is now time to reflect, become more spiritual and re-focus on our own identity to express ourselves.

Some women breeze through this life transition with hardly a symptom, others are debilitated for years with hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, loss of libido and urinary tract infections. These symptoms are a sign that your body is out of balance and severity depends on diet and habits throughout life such as overwork, irregular diet and emotional stress.

Western medicine often recommends Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to counteract these symptoms.  HRT has been linked to breast and endometrial cancer (The Million Women Study).

It is also important to make life-style changes to include weight-bearing exercise and adopt a healthy diet to maintain bone health.

The average Australian woman spends one third of her life post-menopause, therefore, additional care is essential to ensure quality of life during this life stage.

Chinese herbal medicine may help assist you through this phase of life.

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