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This qualitative research aimed to study the development of menopause treatments using applied Thai traditional medicine at Prapokklao hospital, Chantaburi, Thailand. The results indicated that five aspects of menopause treatments by Thai traditional healers have been developed. (1) Physical examination and diagnosis using only pulse handing have been improved. Physical examination, analysis of elements causing disease, and intensive history taking by applied Thai traditional doctors were analyzed in order to prescribe appropriate drugs. (2) Confirmation of laboratory result, hormone testing was determined to correctly manage treatment guidelines by physicians and applied Thai traditional doctors. (3) Developed herbal recipes from single pill formulations have been prescribed by applied Thai traditional doctors. In order to manage the suitable recipe for each menopause, three herbal recipes have been researched and developed and each recipe was used in combination with drugs in the national list of essential medicines. (4) Thai massage and herbal steam were applied with the patients in order to decrease the complications. (5) Appointments for following up the patients were improved by adding online media such as Line, Facebook, and E-mail to contact the patients. In addition, confirmation the therapeutic benefits using blood testing was determined by physicians. In conclusion, this research revealed that applied Thai traditional medicines have developed a beneficial method for menopause treatment.
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