Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and growth.

—Betty Friedan

Menopause is a time of amazing transformation and rebirth.

The natural fluctuations that occur as your body makes its way to this new state of being may present as unpredictable and uncomfortable symptoms. Perimenopause and menopause most often occur in women between the ages of 40-55. These are years of empowerment! Many women report feeling their most self-confident, they are making achievements at work, and are more able to say no to what doesn’t serve them and yes what excites them. It can be a time to start new projects or businesses.

Discomforts during menopause provide the opportunity to listen to your body and take loving care of yourself—which can serve to deepen and enrich your new experiences and next phase of life. You have been through a period of rapid transformation before—from infancy to childhood. Your body made its way with beauty before and it will again. We can support you in this process, bringing relief when needed and providing treatment plans that address your unique life, body, and hormonal balance.

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture have been proven in studies to reduce hot flashes and also alleviate other symptoms like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Diet therapy can provide healing and nourishment to hormonal systems and bolster vital energy. The use of TCM and diet therapy is common in Asia and interestingly, only 10% of Asian women experience noticeable menopausal discomfort, while 75% of American women do. Most importantly, it works in a safe and gentle way without the long term effects seen with Hormone Replacement Therapy, which has been linked to higher incidences of breast cancer.

Our Practitioners will create a treatment plan for you according to your symptoms, your constitution, and your medical history. Women often respond well to acupuncture treatments once or twice a week for the first few weeks until symptoms subside and then may continue with monthly acupuncture sessions to prevent a reoccurrence. As your body shifts and changes, your custom herbal formula and treatment plan can be adjusted along with it. Our treatment plans will provide nuanced individual care throughout the insightful transition that is menopause.   

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”

– Tuli Kupferberg

Research/Information

Traditional Chinese acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms

ABC News reports that acupuncture relieves hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms