What is menopause?
Most of the symptoms associated with menopause actually occur during the perimenopause stage. Some women go through menopause without any complications or unpleasant symptoms. But others find menopausal symptoms debilitating, beginning even during perimenopause and lasting for years.
The symptoms are primarily related to a lowered production of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Symptoms vary widely because of the many effects that these hormones have on the female body.
As we age, our Qi (energy) naturally declines. This means we have less energy to “spend” doing our normal daily routine. If no adjustment is made for this energy “gap,” the body and its organs will be affected. Kidney energy deficiency is one root cause of menopausal issues. Kidney energy powers the many functions of the body.
Another important organ is the liver: the primary organ in terms of women’s health. The liver meridian runs through the reproductive area, so when liver Qi is stagnant or weak this area will be impacted.
The liver also regulates the smooth flow of blood and emotions. It’s easy to see the connection between the liver’s role in promoting regular blood flow and menstrual health, but most women are unaware of this organ’s function when it comes to regulating emotions.
- Build your energy with specific Qigong postures
- Reassess your eating habits and avoid cold foods and drinks
- Take an honest assessment of your stress levels
- Work with an acupuncturist to help build and balance your energy
- Suggest certain herbal supplements to support Liver and Kidney Qi