Given that menopause signifies "a change" with a womans body chemitsrty it's not surprising that many women during this time experience many mental, emotional, physical dis-connectedness.
Some factors that can contribute to the intensity of menopausal symptoms is the imbalance of yin and yang in the body. Yin is mostly associated with the feminine aspect while yang associates more with male aspects. Yin is the cooling, grounding force while yang is the heat generating, lifting side of the spectrum.
The way this relates in western medicine is that Estrogen and progesterone are more yin and testosterone is more yang. When the cooling forces of estrogen begin to decline, heat symptoms naturally arise. This leads to hot flashes, night sweats, restlessness, mood swings, heart palpitations and insomnia.
When the yang energy is unbalanced, symptoms include water retention, cold hands and feet, weight gain, edema, indigestion, hypertension, or possible raised cholesterol levels.
Traditional Chinese medicine has many ways to help balance out this fluctuation of hormones to make menopause a much more comfortable experience. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 773-270-2054.
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