To all you ladies out there who are experiencing any phase of menopause whether the beginning Peri phase, that’s me, or you are already past it, we need to share our experiences.
In Chinese medicine we think of menopause as a yin deficiency syndrome, usually of the kidneys and the liver. Yin is the moistening and cooling aspect of the body. This explains why we get sweaty and hot, the yin in the body is not in harmony with the yang. Yin deficiency also explains why many of us have trouble sleeping or experience anxiety and feel emotionally out of balance. The yin is what calms us.
Herbs and acupuncture can help to balance your body’s yin and yang. It is also important to nurture yourself with yin activities. This can be taking a bath and lighting candles or curling up on the sofa with a good book, or napping, or taking a nice walk in nature. I find meditation is extremely helpful. It slows me down and it is me doing something just for me,no agenda, no pressure, just the non-action of mindfulness and being present.
Menopause is not a disease, it is a natural shifting of the hormones. It requires patience, perseverance and a lot of loving kindness and self care.
If you have any personal experiences to share, I would love to hear them.
If you’d like any herbal advise, send me an email.
Blessings, Dr. Alix