Chinese medicine recognizes the changes during menopause as a natural process, rather than a disease. The symptoms and signs of menopause are just indications of an imbalance deep within the body, specifically Jing Qi deficiency, and Yin-Yang imbalance.
According to Chinese Medicine, the decline of estrogen is viewed as the decline of Jing Qi, which is the essence we inherited at conception. As we age, between ages of 35 and 60, our supply of Jing Qi energy is gradually drained due to various reasons, such as overworking, poor dietary habits, long time sitting or standing, overexertion, inherited weakness and excessive sexual activities. Some people drain it faster than the others. When Jing Qi is abundant, our ability to adapt to disease, illness, and stress is optimal. When Jing Qi declines, it leads to symptoms and signs of aging, such as gray hair, loss of libido, weakness of knees, urinary difficulty, poor memory, and fatigue.
The Yin Yang imbalance is another factor that contributes to menopause. Yin is the cooling and calming energy of the body when it declines, heat symptoms arise, leading to hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, restlessness, mood swings, heart palpitation, and insomnia. Yang represents the warming and metabolizing energy of the body. When it is out of balance, symptoms of deficient Yang will manifest as water retention, cold hands, and feet, weight gain, indigestion, hypertension, or high cholesterol levels.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used in China for thousands of years to treat gynecological conditions and hormone imbalance. It is a safe, natural and effective way for many menopause women to revitalize and regenerate their female energy and transform menopause into a second spring.
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