Menopause indicates the complete or permanent cessation of menstruation.  The transition from a woman’s reproductive to non-reproductive years takes 2-5 years.  This usually begins between the ages of 48 -55, with the median age being 51.  A woman’s lifestyle and dietary habits from childhood onwards determines how easy this transition will be.  Thus any detrimental lifestyle habits a woman has will influence that woman’s reproductive system. 

During menopause, follicle activity decreases and eventually stops, and the lack of estrogen causes the menses to cease.  Not only is there a lack of estrogen, but because menstruation ceases so does ovulation- no ovulation means no progesterone.  

The severity of problems a woman experiences during menopause is determined by her lifestyle as mentioned above.  Some of the problems that are experienced include: headaches, tiredness, lethargy, anxiety, nervousness, depression, insomnia, inability to concentrate, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and sweating.  Most, if not all, of these symptoms can be treated with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and lifestyle and dietary therapy to help a woman sail through this transition.  




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