A certified acupuncturist with almost 20 years experience, Julie Silver joins me to discuss a natural option to balance your hormones. Now, some menopausal symptoms are fairly standard, and Julie talks about the way Chinese medicine works to treat the body as a whole. We talk about the theory of how our bodies have an underlying energy called Chi, “It’s really this intangible energy that promotes our body’s own ability to heal,” she tells me, “it promotes self defenses, many, many functions of chi.”
Importantly, Julie points out to me that most symptoms associated with menopause are heat related: hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, etc. Join us as she explains how acupuncture can release the heat and bring back balance. Of course, a lot of us are squeamish when it comes to needles, but Julie explains why we shouldn’t be worried, or afraid, of those little acupuncture needles.