Menopause & Chinese Medicine
Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Thankfully, as we are more conscious of our health, our emotional and bodily wellbeing, menopause is finally put into the place that it belongs: just one of many stepping stones in our lives.
Of course, sometimes the body might need some support in adjusting to the new balance. Night sweats, mood swings or heat flushes can become so intense that they affect the quality of life.
Chinese medicine considers these symptoms usually as some form of Yin deficiency. Yin is the ‘motor oil’ and ‘cooling fluid’ of the body.
If there is a lack of Yin, the motor will run hot.
Acupuncture points that stimulate the generation of Yin and herbs that help nourish and cool the body are an excellent approach to remove Yin deficiency.