General Description & Symptoms
Menopause is the point at which women stop ovulating. The menopausal period affects each woman differently. Some start early, some start and stop, but most experience the change around the age of fifty. It usually lasts up to five years. Although estrogen levels drop during the post menopausal period, the hormones do not disappear. The symptoms of hot flashes, dizziness, headache, difficult breathing, shortness of breath, heart palpitations and depression may be caused by an estrogen deficiency. If one is hypoglycemic, the symptoms are often more pronounced. Stress puts a burden on the adrenal glands, causing them to overwork. Therefore, the adrenals produce smaller amounts of the hormones that are needed to help reduce the side effects of menopause. Hot flashes can be the result of widespread blood vessel dilation.
There’s a growing interest in the natural approach to minimizing the effects of menopause. Many women are concerned about the side effects of conventional medicine and are finding herbal solutions meet their needs remarkably well. This is something Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners have known for thousands of years.
It has been shown that the loss of the body’s ability to produce enough estrogen as it ages is related to a wide variety of illnesses affecting women. Herbal formulations are designed to increase the body’s ability to produce its own estrogen and revitalize body functions. Additionally we have found some books that have become effective in assisting women through this difficult time.