Many women in this culture experience a host of symptoms as they transition through menopause. For some, it is a horrific, nightmarish journey. For others, "the Change" sparks" "Menopausal zest," increase energy and a newfound sense of freedom [Boice, J. Menopause with science and soul. Celestial Arts, 2007, Berkeley CA]. Sunset is an analogy of the stage of menopause women in Chinese, since one of the famous poem: " Sunset is of infinite beauty except impending of dusk. 夕阳无限好，只是近黄昏".
Mary is a mother of two college students, she has a stable work and love husband. The only thing bother her is that her period is not on time in the past one year and she knows it will be an end or a beginning. Even though she is confident on dueling with work and the family, her body keeps making something new for her to explore every day, her sleep becomes easily interrupted, hot flashes and night sweats occur without signs ahead, bowel movement sluggish and her stomach is bloated, and low back aching after sitting or standing too long.
Menopause happens when the ovaries no longer make estrogen and progesterone, however, adrenal grand and thyroid also play a role in it. The other symptoms of menopause are memory problems, mood instability, weight gain and low libido, etc.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) used to be prescribed to ease symptoms like hot flushes and sweats, but it's not suitable for the women with high risk of Gynecologic cancer. Acupuncture is a simple and safe therapies to reduce symptoms, even though its scientific mechanism is still uncleared [https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47279032] . This ancient wisdom is to guide your body restoring vital energy instead of taking the fake ones. It is a comprehensive treatment, which includes at least four modalities:
1. Acupuncture: calm the spirit
2. Manipulation: pain relief
3. Breathing: strengthen the vital energy
4. Dietary supplement consultant: hormone maintenance with plants
Altogether will take you on a reverse journey of aging.