Is Menopause Making You “Crazy”?

Night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness: all these symptoms uncomfortably herald the beginning of menopause. And it doesn’t end there! A recent ground-breaking study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that women often experience menopausal symptoms long after the fact, even up to twelve years later.

Believe it or not, these symptoms are not the norm, as many women have come to expect! They are nature’s way of signaling to you that your whole body has fallen out of balance and is low in energy, that it may be time to slow down and restore yourself in mind, body, and spirit.

Luckily, these messages open up a life-changing opportunity to discover how you can take the natural route back to health and good quality of life, for the rest of your life. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, consider taking the following steps:

  1. Relax more. Rest more. Eat well. Instill a regular self-care routine. Women are such powerhouses of nurturing that they forget that it’s equally important to focus that nurturing ability on themselves.
  2. Find a regular energy practice to restore and sustain you. Our personal favorite, Qigong, offers an amazing way to recharge your inner batteries, especially if they’re blinking red!
  3. If your symptoms are severe, get help. Consider acupuncture and herbal therapy, used for thousands of years to heal women’s issues by naturally rebuilding the body’s balance.
  4. Be happy! Happiness is the best shortcut to health – do something you love everyday; find a way to feed yourself with positive thoughts – you create your own reality, so create a good one for yourself, starting in your head!