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Perimenopause, What’s Really Going On-Part II

Last month I wrote an article on perimenopause from a Western perspective. In this article I’ll explain this transition from a Chinese medical perspective. To begin, let’s lay the groundwork with some basic concepts. What is Yin and How Much do I Need? Yin (the opposite of Yang), can describe anything in the body. In […]

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Perimenopause, What’s Really Going On-Part I

In my practice about 40% of my patients are women in the 35-50 age range. This means that in addition to treating orthopedic complaints, I am helping many women address the symptoms associated with perimenopause. I’m using part one of this series to look at this process from a Western medical perspective. I will reprise […]

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Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Hot Flashes

If you’re a woman in your forties or fifties, it’s likely you’ve experienced changes taking place associated with menopause. For some women this transition is easy. For others, the onset of menopause can be much more challenging and may include symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, thirst, and insomnia. While Western Medicine ascribes these changes […]

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Insomnia & Cortisol

There are many types of insomnia. Sometimes sleeplessness is due to over thinking; other times, insomnia may be caused by pain. Night sweats associated with menopause can also significantly disrupt sleep. But there are other chronic types of insomnia that seem to be unresponsive to even the strongest sleep medications. In these cases, there’s a […]

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Finding & Treating the Causes of Insomnia

According to an NIH infographic it is estimated that some 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep or wakefulness disorders causing nearly $50B in lost productivity and upwards of 5000 car crashes. A related disorder called sleep apnea (temporary cessation of breathing while asleep) affects 12-18 million Americans. In my practice, I see first-hand the effects […]

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