A recent meta-analysis looking at 14 trials involving 1030 women again showed that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can alleviate the symptoms that come with perimenopause and menopause.
The study in 2020 reaffirmed that while periods may cease, it doesn’t have to be a time of pain, discomfort, hot sweats, mood swings and insomnia.
What is interesting to note here is the almost constant use of Da Huang in each formula. Da Huang is a Chinese herb that causes the bowel to move more regularly. Why is this important?
When you go to the toilet you take toxins, excess hormones and other contributors of inflammation out of the body. If you are not getting enough fibre and/or don’t move regularly enough then this just builds up and makes the overall symptoms a lot worse. So getting sufficient fibre is very important and often we’ll either add Da Huang to the chinese herbal formula we individually tailor for the patient or get patients on extra fibre intake to make up for the lack of it in the western diet.
So, if you want to know more or want to address your symptoms please contact us or make an appointment to see one of our practitioners.
Also, if you want to read my own personal experience of the peri-menopause please see
Acupoint stimulation and Chinese herbal medicines for the treatment of premature ovarian insufficiency: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Com The Clin Prac.2020 Nov 41, 10122