Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovary stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year. Changes and symptoms can start several years earlier. They may include
Change in pattern of periods (shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, or more or less time between periods.)
Hot flashes (sometimes called hot flushes), night sweats
Trouble sleeping through the night
Vaginal dryness and low libido
Mood swings, feeling crabby, or crying spells
Trouble focusing, "fuzzy thinking," or forgetfulness
Bladder infections and/or frequent urination

According to Chinese Medical theory, menopause occurs when a woman's body begins to preserve blood and energy in order to sustain her vitality and allow for the maximum available nourishment for her body, especially her kidneys. Thus, in the Chinese Medicine, menopause is seen as true change in life from mother to enlightened and wise being. Acupuncture and herbs can alleviate many menopausal symptoms by rebalancing the hormonal system, especially headaches and migraines, hot flushing (hot flashes), heavy flooding periods and back pain. If you would like to pursue this form of Traditional Chinese medicine treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA