Heal Menopause Naturally with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
In order to heal menopause naturally, the underlying causes must be correctly identified and addressed. What is interesting to note is that in Chinese medicine and throughout history, menopause was something that was experienced infrequently by Chinese woman. Even to this day, American women experience much higher rates of menopause, which has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. The main reasons for this are exposure to toxins, potent viral factors, poor dietary and lifestyle habits, and birth control taken during adult life. If these underlying factors are properly addressed, you can heal menopause naturally and alleviate the symptoms.
Healing Physically from Menopause
First though it must be noted that if you have had your ovaries removed, healing can be more difficult, but not impossible. However, the factors which contribute to menopause are the same factors which most contribute to endometriosis, fibroids, cysts and other pathological factors in the reproductive and hormonal systems. Therefore, the same natural course of healing still applies.
Chinese medicine first resorts to food as medicine. Very specific foods are critical to consume in order to heal menopause naturally. This condition is linked to what we can Yin Deficiency, usually of the heart and kidneys. It is very critical to cleanse the body of toxins. Humans are exposed to extremely high levels of toxins now. For example, most personal care products are loaded with toxins and we have put them on our skin for the last 10-40 years. Clinically, we use a very specific and complete detoxification protocol that is both gentle and highly nourishes the body. Other herbs and supplements are used that most women has not been getting for a long time that are necessary to healing the endocrine system.
Birth control hormones are a must for many in society today for obvious reasons. However, these are hormones/steroids and in the long run they are very inflammatory and lower immune function. You cannot take birth control for years and not expect to see major side effects in the future. The good news is that body can heal even after years of use. We will put together a program to address all of these factors.
Healing Electrically from Menopause
Many women have found acupuncture to be a life saver, reducing the severity of menopausal symptoms. Acupuncture points exist on the body that can strengthen the Yin of the body and release heat (night sweats, hot flashes). The acupuncture system is a part of the body’s electrical system, which is why a mild electrical sensation can be felt upon stimulating a needle. When the electrical system of the body is balanced, the body can regulate oxygen, blood flow, circulation and chemicals better to the whole body. When this is done, people feel better. If you are going through menopause, it would be advantageous to go through a series of acupuncture treatments.
Healing Emotionally/Spiritually from Menopause
Symptoms from menopause can be much worse if the aging process is emotionally resisted. In Asian culture, growing older is well embraced. However, in our culture, growing older is not seen the same. Our emotionally experience of aging can make these symptoms much worse. Every health problem also has consciousness, which is the hardest for people to understand and embrace. Below are the consciousness factors that are associated with this condition:
Menopausal Problems—Fear of aging. Feeling unworthy of love and attention. Feeling sorry for yourself. Fear of not being attractive. Rejecting your feminine side. Feeling useless, past your “use by” date. (Inna Segal – The Secret Language of Your Body)
Do any of these apply to you? Are you emotionally resisting the aging process? Are you afraid, irritated or angry about what you are going through? Emotions, when released from the body, can help to heal menopause naturally.
When the physical, electrical and emotional/spiritual factors of menopausal symptoms are addressed together, you have the best chances at feeling better. If this information resonates with you and you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott, please call 407-255-0314 now. If you are not in the Orlando, Florida area, phone and distance appointments are available.