It is a gradual stage in a woman’s life when the cessation of menstrual periods occurs, due to the termination of overall function of the ovaries. [1]

When does Menopause start? When does it end?
  • On average, women ages 48-52 experience menopause, and will experience symptoms years before and years after this time period.
  • Women experience hormone fluctuations around 8-10 years prior to cessation to several years after. This stage is known as 'reproductive transition'.
  • Everyone is different, so not everyone will experience symptoms at the same time, let alone the same symptoms [2]

Menopause SymptomsSYMPTOMS

  • Sleep disturbance
  • Vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats)
  • Joint pain
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Hormonal changes
  • Trophic changes in breast
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Contributes to health (improves circulation, promotes relaxation, releases tension)
  • Safe and accepted
  • Improves quality of life
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Affects activation of blood flow through blood vessels in the lymphatic system and in the connective tissues and muscles (leads to relaxation, sleep, tranquility, restoration of homeostasis etc.)

What is Menopause & How can SHAPE Help?

    • Has shown to help some people with hot flashes (if inserted at standardized acu points – insertion points)
    • In conjunction with electrical stimulation as well or other treatments (chiro, massage)
YOGA [5]
      • Relaxation
      • Reduces stress
  • Adjustments/manipulations in lumbar and sacral regions of the vertebrae – specifically L2 and L3
  • Affects sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems (which control hormone regulation)
  • Less bloating, cramping, headaches and cravings
  • Improves vasomotor symptoms, urinary frequency, depression, insomnia

Natural treatments to improve overall health utilizing the following:
  • Nutrition
  • Supplements
  • Stress Management Strategies
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Acupuncture
  • Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Chiropractic
  • Naturopathy


  1. https://www.medicinenet.com/menopause/article.htm#what_is_menopause
  2. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Heather_Dillaway/publication/236825013_When_Does_Menopause_Occur_and_How_Long_Does_It_Last_Wrestling_with_Age_and_Time-Based_Conceptualizations_of_Reproductive_Aging/links/02e7e53598bfea8fba000000.pdf
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1984006314000327
  4. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/1888/bea486649f8bb3681dd76194efd131466ce1.pdf
  5. https://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=NaA-jm3nu1AC&oi=fnd&pg=PA212&dq=alternative+therapies+in+menopause&ots=RFPyM-ccuV&sig=LEpwk2nftbejW64N0nshRTU1wxA#v=onepage&q=menopause&f=false
  6. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/410719
  7. https://www.chiroone.net/how-chiropractic-helps/pms-and-menopause
  8. https://draxe.com/5-natural-remedies-menopause-relief


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