If you are still menstruating then these symptoms are more indicative of peri-menopause.
Peri-menopause can occur up to five years before cessation of menses and menopause. For some women this time of transition can be the hardest.
Remember: Diet, exercise, mindfulness practice, along with acupuncture, massage, and herbal support are all important to helping make the transition into menopause easier.
I have seen a significant decrease of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and insomnia in menopause with women who began regular treatments, and made life changes during the perimenopause years.
For twenty years I have practiced acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine in Marin. Contact me at 415-838-0459 to make an appointment in my Mill Valley or Stinson Beach office.