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Hot Flush at MenopauseChinese medicine has helped women manage Menopause symptoms for thousands of years, here’s how it could help you…

What happens during menopause?

Menopause occurs when there is insufficient oestrogen and progesterone for normal monthly periods, and on average this natural transition happens to women around 51 years of age. If you are going through menopause you may experience changes in your period, hot flushes, mood swings (including anxiety or depression), skin and vaginal dryness and loss of sexual desire. There is a lot you can do to help reduce these symptoms and embrace the changes menopausebrings naturally.

Nourish your Kidney energy to help manage symptoms of menopause

Your Kidney organ-meridian system plays a large role in supporting female reproductive health. In particular;
  • Reproductive system
  • Hormone balance
  • Fluid regulation
  • Adrenal gland function
Healthy adrenal gland function becomes vital during menopause, as your adrenal glands help regulate hormonal production during and after menopause. Your Kidney energy (jing) is progressively depleted with age and is especially vulnerable to exhaustion from midlife onwards, but it’s also very important during menopause. Nourishing your Kidney energy can help to;
  • Reduce hot flushes and excessive perspiration
  • Alleviate irritability, insomnia, mild anxiety and mood swings
  • Relieve headache, dizziness, fatigue, palpitations and joint pain
  • Enhance sexual vitality and genital sensitivity
  • Relieve skin and vaginal dryness
  • Support healthy bones – which becomes increasingly important as we age

Tips to nourish your Kidney energy

There are simple things you can do every day to help nourishing your Kidney energy. Of particular importance is ‘slowing down’, as a hard driven lifestyle drains your Kidney energy. Chinese medicine is available to help restore Kidney energy and help manage menopause symptoms. Look for Anemarrhena asphodeloides,this herb provides cooling, moistening and nourishing actions which can help reduce hot flushes, excessive perspiration and relieve vaginal dryness. Epimedium sagittatum (Horny Goat Weed) and Morinda officinalis warm the kidney organ-meridian, to help restore sexual vitality and physical drive as well as easing bladder weakness.

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