Chinese medicine views menopause as a time of new beginnings, calling it a ‘Second Spring’. For many women however, menopause is often no cause for celebration due to a range of symptoms that can sometimes dramatically affect their quality of life for several years. Though every woman has a different experience when going through menopause, many experience symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, while others experience feelings of uncertainty about moving to a new stage of life. Some may have seen their friends suffer during menopause and worry they too might face a rocky road.
Menopause typically starts between the ages 45 and 55 - on average at age 51, with perimenopause starting several years prior as hormones start to decline or become imbalanced.