(Balance Heat) – In Chinese Medicine Menopause is time of life when the kidney yin and body fluids begin to decline leading to deficiency heat. When this deficiency heat begins to rise it can manifests in all kinds of pesky ways including hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and anxiety. When the liver is involved there may also be irritability and emotional instability. If the body fluids get too deficient there can be the additional signs of severe vaginal dryness, bladder issues and thinning of the skin. Chinese herbs can be very helpful to nourish the Kidney Yin, clear deficiency heat, move the liver, and calm the shen, when looking for a modern day formula to help manage these patterns look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:
Zhi Mu or Mu dan Pi – Works to reduce hot flashes and heat sensations by clearing deficiency heat and tonifying the yin fluids.
Sheng Di Huang – Nourishes the Kidney jing or (essence) and replenish vital energy that is lost through normal aging.
Fu Ling – Strengthen the Spleen and the Stomach to prevent the overacting of the Liver.
- Clears deficiency heat
- Calms the shen (spirit)
- Bie Jia (Carapax Trionycis)
- Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae)
- Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae)
- Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba)
- Gan Cao (Rx/Rz Glycyrrhizae)
- Xiao Mai (Fructus Tritici)
- Di Gu Pi (Cortex Lycii)
- Fu Xiao Mai (Fructus Tritici Levis)
- Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
- Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan)
- Shou Wu Teng (Caulis Polygoni Multiflori)
- Huang Bo (Cortex Phellodendri Chinensis)
- Qing Hao (Herba Artemisiae Annuae)
- Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Note: This formula has the herbs, Xiao Mai (Fructus Tritici) and Fu Xiao Mai (Fructus Tritici Levis), which contain gluten and wheat.
- 3-4 capsules 3 times a day for an average adult (18-60 years of age, approximately 150 lbs). This standard dosage may be increased or decreased depending on the patient’s individual factors, such as age, body weight, type of illness and severity.
- Serve with warm water on an empty stomach, 2-3 hours apart from your prescription medication or other supplements. Do not take with tea, coffee, juice, soda or any other beverages.