Perimenopause can start as young as 35 years old and last to the average menopausal age of 50. This is a transitionary time from a fertile state to a state of self nourishment. This is a natural cycle and stage of life.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is referred to as "The Second Spring". During this time, there is a decline in Kidney Jing, which is one's constitutional essence. This consists of Kidney yin and Kidney yang.
When KI yin/yang (hormones) become imbalanced by depletion, this can lead to many symptoms including: hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes (anxiety/depression), sleep issues, weight gain, headaches, and high blood pressure. It can also lead to more serious health issues such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, etc.
Acupuncture, herbs, and proper lifestyle choices assist to balance a woman's hormones throughout this time and can make the transitional period much less chaotic and allow for a smooth flow of qi and blood. It is never too early (prevention) or too late to start!
Book your appointment today for a full assessment and treatment to see where you many have imbalances and start taking the steps to nourish yourself. You deserve it!
--- Dr. Selina Bourgeois, R.Ac, is extremely passionate about the holistic approach to health and wellness, and is spreading the word on how important it is to practice self care from all angles.
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