Peri-menopause is the time leading up to menopause, where several menopausal symptoms are experienced,
Symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- vaginal dryness
- night sweats
- changes in menstruation
- abnormal hair growth
- memory loss
- mood swings etc.
Naturopathic Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms
Majority of the symptoms experienced during peri-menopause and menopause are due to a marked decrease in hormone levels. Therefore, the main goal of treatment is to balance hormone levels to alleviate the symptoms.
The individualized treatment plan will depend on hormone levels identified through testing, and will consist of botanicals and nutrition to bring the body back into a state of balance.
Treatment will also focus on preventing osteoporosis and heart disease, with menopausal women having a higher risk of both of these conditions.
Acupuncture has also been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of menopause including hot flushes, mood changes and sleep disturbances, and may be included in your individualized treatment plan.