In Chinese medicine, menopause is often referred to as the ‘second spring’, because menopause signifies the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
The majority of women end their menstruation between the ages of 48 to 52, but uncomfortable symptoms of peri-menopause or pre-menopause can begin as early as forty and last until fifty-five years of age. This also signifies the beginning of the winter season for bearing children.
Chinese medicine sees menopause as a normal and important transition which can be assisted to proceed smoothly, quickly, and without discomfort. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the fundamental changes that occur during menopause can be attributed to kidney deficiency.