Heat, Hormones, and Chinese Medicine

Dear Acupuncture in the Park, why is it that some women have hot flashes into their seventies and even eighties? My poor mother still has what appears to be hot flashes several times a day, and she’s 76. She thinks she was just unlucky in the menopause lottery. What’s going on?

Answer: It’s not . . . → Read More: Heat, Hormones, and Chinese Medicine

My Favorite Herbal Formulas for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Herbs for Night Sweats

It seems that when the weather warms up, some women do too. More specifically, I tend to see more women seeking acupuncture treatment for menopausal symptoms during the warmer months. Don’t get me wrong–we see women struggling with hot flashes, night sweats, and menopause-related insomnia all year long; it just seems that we see . . . → Read More: My Favorite Herbal Formulas for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Acupuncture for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Chinese medicine for hot flashes and night sweats

Not long ago, I sent my sister a care package. It wasn’t packed with brownies and cookies and other goodies to eat. Her care package had only one thing; a Chinese herbal formula to treat the night sweats that are waking her several times every night.

How you experience menopause is different from every . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats