Menopausal changes typically affect women during the age range of 40-50 years. The differences between perimenopause and menopause are closely related in symptoms but are significant to identify which stages of change the body is experiencing.
In general, women experience menopause in diverse ways. The sudden decrease of estrogen and progesterone levels may leave women struggling to maintain their functional everyday health while others may live life symptom-free. Lifestyle habits such as diet, stress, exercise, rest, substance use, and hydration also contribute to hormonal offset.
Research has proven that the use of Chinese herbal medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies such as acupuncture are effective for relieving the symptoms of menopause. Acupuncture and herbal formulas are able to regulate hormones, temperature, weight gain, emotions, mood, mental function, improve quality of sleep, and overall wellness. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture successfully stabilize the body back to optimal health by activating the nervous system to be in a relaxed state to correct the brain from hyperfunctioning. When the nervous system is regulated other systems can then function appropriately and diminish the symptoms of illness.