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Acupuncture for menopause symptoms

Are you experiencing menopausal symptoms or know someone who is? Menopausal symptoms may include hot flashes, night sweats, pain during intercourse due to vaginal dryness, anxiety and/or irritability (Webmd, 2014). These symptoms can severely affect the quality of one’s life. Western medical intervention may include hormonal therapy (HT) and/or antidepressants; however these often come with unwanted side effects both short term and long. I would like to share with you how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help to ameliorate menopausal symptoms with little to no associated side effects. In this article we will explore Western Medical and TCM perspectives of the causes (both natural and induced) of menopausal symptoms. We will also identify treatment strategies….

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