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

Sleep Apnea, Menopause, and Acupuncture

Acupuncture for sleep apnea

When I think about sleep apnea, I picture in my mind’s eye some big dude sawing wood, snoring up a storm, and thrashing around all night long. What I don’t picture is a woman going through menopause and struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

While it’s true that more men than women have . . . → Read More: Sleep Apnea, Menopause, and Acupuncture

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