• Have your periods become irregular?
  • Are you experiencing vaginal dryness or pain during sex?
  • Are you having hot flashes and waking up at night soaked in sweat?
  • Have you had a decrease in your libido?
  • Are you experiencing mood swings?
  • Have you been losing bone density known as osteoporosis?

These are all symptoms of peri-menopause, the phase of hormonal flux that proceeds the total cessation of the menstrual cycle in women. If you have experienced a combination of these symptoms, you may be able to benefit from treatments offered by Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal remedies. Western Biomedical medicine can treat some of these symptoms, but the remedies offered to most women can also increase the risks of breast cancer or stroke. Turning to Chinese medicine, which has centuries of use to back it up, is an alternative an increasing number of American women are choosing. If you are concerned about your overall health but want to treat your unpleasant symptoms, consider Newport Acupuncture Center and the variety of Traditional Chinese Medicine practices we offer.


Acupuncture for Hormonal Balance

Acupuncture is a good fit for treating symptoms of perimenopause, along with other treatments, including herbal remedies. The serotonin and endorphins that can be released during an acupuncture treatment produce an overall sense of well-being. The ultimate goal of acupuncture is to balance the flow of Chi, or life force, that Chinese medicine holds flows through energy channels, called meridians. By balancing the energy flow, acupuncture can lessen symptoms of perimenopause.

Chinese Herbal Remedies to Treat Perimenopause Symptoms

Most women who are dealing with these symptoms have also discussed them with their friends, and many women are sharing the success they’ve had with various herbal remedies. Some can be used to mimic natural hormones and can alleviate the symptoms of perimenopause without the risks that hormone replacement treatment comes with.

Fertility Issues

The flip side of the hormone coin is having trouble getting pregnant. If you are having trouble conceiving, ask Dr. Oh what Traditional Chinese medicine treatments can help you.

A Customized Plan for You

Every woman is unique and so are your hormone fluctuations, and this means so are the accompanying symptoms. To get a customized plan, it is best to go to a highly trained and experienced doctor to make sure you are not doing more harm than good. Dr. Oh at Newport Acupuncture Center has a PhD in Oriental Medicine and has years of experience treating people with Chinese remedies.