Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have the ability to detect energetic changes that occur in the body and quickly relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, foggy mind, and irritability. There are scientific studies of herbal remedies used to treat menopausal symptoms in the U.S. They have been small, but the results are encouraging. When I started having my first menopausal symptoms, I felt totally confused and concerned because it was all so new to me. I didn’t have a computer then and the few news reports about HRT didn’t really give me the answer to the question “Which risk do I want to take?” So, I did nothing!