Menopause is certainly one of the greatest health care challenges facing women today. With the recent controversy surrounding the adverse and dangerous effects of hormone replacement therapy, many women are seeking safer alternatives to ease the menopause transition. Symptoms including: hot flashes, mood swings, anxiety, sleeplessness, and depression can all be minimized. Treatments may include: dietary and nutritional programs, homeopathy, specialized supplements, and acupuncture. Associated risk factors for osteoporosis, breast cancer (including other cancers), and heart disease will be thoroughly discussed with you.