Traditional Chinese Medicine and Menopause

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Nearly 2,500 years ago, the Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine, one of the founding books of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), recognized menopause as a normal transition in a woman’s life. The book states that the human body develops in stages following a set cycle, A woman’s body is governed by a cycle of 7 years, and a man’s body is governed by a cycle of 8 years.

In TCM theory, there are 12 main “organ systems” and “meridians” that regulate the functions within the body. The kidney organ and meridian is responsible for sexual function and the hormonal system, which in turn affects the bones, hair, and teeth. For a woman, the strength and balance of her kidney energy are directly related to the hormonal balance within her body and influences fertility, menstruation pains, and bone, tooth, and hair quality.

The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine details the changes in each woman’s 7 year cycle from age 7 until age 49. (Note: every woman’s kidney energy is different, but changes will occur around the age time frames listed below.)

*Scroll to the page bottom to find the translated original text from “The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine

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Age 7

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Age 14

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Age 21


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Age 28

In the first four stages, kidney energy is increasing every year. Her bones, hair, and teeth grow rapidly within the body. Kidney energy growth causes development milestones such as puberty and menstruation. At age 28, kidney energy level is at the absolute peak. The conditions of the bones, tissues, and extremities are all at their best. Her body is in top physical condition.

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Age 35

As the kidney energy begins to fade and if the energy is imbalanced, she could notice fine lines or wrinkles developing on the skin, thinning or brittle hair, and lower energy.


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Age 42

At this age, in addition to lower kidney energy, other energy systems are gradually fading. The woman’s complexion loses its color. Some women around this time experience perimenopause, including symptoms such as hot flashes, breast tenderness, and low energy and sex drive. Lady’s Formula 2 can help rebalance the hormonal system to reduce these symptoms.


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Age 49

Menopause occurs around this time. Menstruation stops and overall energy is reduced further. Imbalances in the hormonal system can cause menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, and headaches. By rebalancing the hormonal system not only can the symptoms be reduced, but the skin, hair, and overall appearance will improve.

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Age 56

After menstruation stops for over a year, a woman is postmenopausal. During this time, Lady’s Formula 2 can still help maintain a woman’s balance in her body. A balanced energy system can sustain a woman’s appearance in her hair and skin, and her overall energy.


 

Flower-01Just treating the external symptoms of menopause is wrong.

  • Makeup for Dry Skin
  • Ice Packs for Hot Flashes
  • Pain Relievers for Headaches
  • Special Bedding for Night Sweats
  • Sleep Medication for Poor Sleep

None of these methods treat the root cause of the hormonal imbalance- a flower requires nourishment from its roots.

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Lady’s Formula 2™ seeks to nourish a woman’s body from the inside by:

  • Using TCM Herbal Theory to Support the Kidney Energy
  • Treating the Root Causes of Hormonal Imbalance
  • Stimulating the Body to Naturally Readjust the Hormonal Balance
  • Seeking to Slow Down the Changes in a Woman’s Body

Lady’s Formula 2™ treats the root cause of the hormonal imbalance.

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When a woman’s body is in balance, she should:

  • Be Free of Night Sweats, Hot Flashes, Headaches, etc.
  • Have Healthier Hair and Complexion and Maintain High Energy Levels
  • Gracefully Transition to the Next Stage of Life

After symptoms are managed, Lady’s Formula 2™ can be continued to help maintain this balance.

Read the Translated Original Source Text from The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine

Yellow Emperor asked: “People are unable to conceive children when they are old; is it due to the exhaustion of the physical body, or is it a natural law of physiology?”

Qibo answered: “For a woman, her kidney energy flourishes when she is seven. As the kidney determines the condition of the bone, and teeth are the surpluses of bone, her milk teeth fall out and the permanent teeth emerge when her kidney energy is abundant. As hair is the extension of blood, and the blood is transformed from the kidney essence, her hair will grow when the kidney is prosperous.

Her tian gui(1) appears at the age of 14 (two times seven). At this time, her Ren channel begins to flow, and her Chong channel flourishes and her menstruation begins to appear. As all her physiological conditions mature, she is able to become pregnant and bear a child.

The growth of kidney energy reaches normal adult status by the age of 21 (three times seven), her wisdom teeth have matured by this stage and her teeth are completely developed. By the age of 28 (four times seven), her vital energy and blood become substantial, her extremities become strong, the development of the tissues and hair of her whole body is flourishing. In this stage, her body is in its strongest condition.

The physique of a woman transforms from a state of heartiness to a state of decline gradually after the age of 35 (five times seven). So, by this time, her Yangming channel turns weak, her face becomes withered, and her hair begins to fall.

By the age of 42 (six times seven), her three Yang channels (Taiyang, Yangming, and Shaoyang) all begin to degrade. By this time, the complexion of her face begins to wane, and her hair begins to turn white.

After the age of 49 (seven times seven), her Ren and Chong channels are both degrading; her menstruation stops as her tian gui is exhausted. Her physique turns old and feeble, and by then, she can no longer conceive.

(1)The substance necessary for the promotion of growth, development and reproductive functions in the human body. Source: Wu, Nelson, Wu Andrew. Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine 1997: China Science and Technology Press. Chapter 1, pg. 9