Managing Menopause Naturally with Chinese Medicine
Author: Honora L. Wolfe
Paperback, 214 pages
Written for patients, this book is a guide to Chinese medicine and perimenopausal issues. Author Honora Lee Wolfe presents the Chinese medical theories of menopause, and then goes on to explain how Traditional Chinese medicine diagnoses and treats menopausal complaints, such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, insomnia, depression, loss of sexual desire, and vaginal dryness. Following this, the author gives the reader a number of low or no cost Chinese self-help techniques for a wide variety of menopausal complaints, including diet, exercise, and deep relaxation, Chinese herbal ready-made medicines, Chinese aroma therapy, self-massage, moxibustion, and light and flower therapies. In addition, the author explains the Chinese medical view on estrogen replacement therapy, osteoporosis, smoking, and alcohol. She finishes up by presenting advice on and resources for finding a local professional Chinese medical practitioner as well as giving an annotated bibliography for learning more about Chinese medicine. A glossary of all technical Chinese medical terms makes this book even easier to read and use.