For some women, menopause is barely a bump in the road.
For others, it brings a nightmare of hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, fatigue and headaches.
Doctors treat menopause like it’s a disease rather than a transitional part of a woman’s life. And, conventional treatment using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can cause problems like bleeding, bloating, breast tenderness or enlargement, headaches, mood changes and nausea — and potentially increase your cancer risk.
So, where does that leave you if you are suffering from the extreme symptoms of menopause but don’t want to risk adding even more issues by taking that pill or using that cream?
Luckily, there is an answer in a 10,000-year-old traditional Chinese practice that has helped many women overcome the challenges of menopause and reduce the severity of their symptoms, including the frequency and intensity of hot flashes, sleep and mood disturbances, stress and muscle and joint pain.
The practice that restores vitality
Qigong translated literally means a skilled practice that restores vitality. It’s been practiced in China for centuries to cultivate health and support mental, emotional, and spiritual awakening.
The goal for women practicing qigong is to successfully connect the mind and body to reduce menopausal symptoms by initiating harmony of the mind, body and spirit and by balancing the hormones that are responsible for all of the chaos.
And let me explain why that’s so important…
The results of not one but two studies, found that lack of sleep and the symptoms of menopause cause women to age faster — not the other way around.
“For decades, scientists have disagreed over whether menopause causes aging or aging causes menopause,” said Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and a senior author on both studies. “It’s like the chicken or the egg: which came first? Our study is the first to demonstrate that menopause makes you age faster.”
And who wants to age faster?
Qigong’s secret to easing the symptoms of menopause lies in these 3 steps:
- The activation of the “Power Center” Sacrum related to boosting the energy levels of the reproductive system.
- The development of the Reproductive Energy Pathways and reproductive glands which include the Testes/Prostate or Ovaries/Uterus.
- Reversing the energy flow of the reproductive energies from outward to inward. This will allow the body to digest more of its reproductive energies for upgrading our energy levels that can be used for healing, personal growth and spiritual development.
How to get started
If you are suffering from the annoying and aging symptoms of menopause, it is time to try qigong.
Easy Health Options is fortunate that martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine expert, Dr. Mark Wiley, is a regular contributor. You can find a few qigong videos in Dr. Wiley’s posts, like this one that features the 9 Brocade Qigong set — which are among the best exercises to rejuvenate the mind, body and energy systems. Each specific exercise in the set moves a different series of body parts stretches energy meridians and affects the organ systems in different ways.
Just remember, the longer you practice, the bigger the benefits you’ll see.
In fact, one study showed that women who practiced qigong for 30 minutes per day saw significant improvements in sleep quality and menopausal symptoms at 6 weeks and again at 12 weeks of practice.
Qigong is easy to learn and suitable for almost all fitness levels.
So, instead of turning to hormone replacement and suffering the side effects that come with it, try tackling the symptoms of menopause the traditional Chinese way and attain vibrant health and vitality by connecting your mind, body and spirit through the practice of qigong.
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