What we think of as illness sometimes has a silver lining

Here’s an example of how what we define as an illness because of the associated discomfort, may also be understood as a normal and healthy part of the human life-cycle…raising again the question of whether it is better to live a shorter, happier, and more comfortable life, or a longer but less comfortable life…? It would be instructive to do a follow-up study to see what would happen to subjects whose menopausal symptoms were reduced by various techniques…of course we already know that there may be some cancer risks associated with estrogen replacement therapy, but what about acupuncture, which has been shown to reduce menopausal symptoms?