Menopause

How Acupuncture Works: It’s Science
| |

How Acupuncture Works: It’s Science

Many people think acupuncture works by some strange combination of mysticism and the placebo effect. That’s simply not true.  Even though acupuncture was developed long before modern medicine, in China five thousand years ago, it has been proven again and again to have real positive effects on physical and mental ailments. The mysterious explanation You…

Perimenopause Causes Pain: Acupuncture Can Help
| | |

Perimenopause Causes Pain: Acupuncture Can Help

It’s not menopause that causes issues with women’s health and well-being.  Instead, perimenopause, the time leading up to the end of menstruation, can cause a whole host of problems—and it might last up to ten years. Fluctuations in your hormones, such as dropping estrogen levels, can result in symptoms such as night sweats, insomnia, hot…

Perimenopause, What’s Really Going On-Part II
| |

Perimenopause, What’s Really Going On-Part II

Last month I wrote an article on perimenopause from a Western perspective. In this article I’ll explain this transition from a Chinese medical perspective. To begin, let’s lay the groundwork with some basic concepts. What is Yin and How Much do I Need? Yin (the opposite of Yang), can describe anything in the body. In…