Last month I wrote an article on perimenopause from a Western perspective. In this article I’ll explain this transition from a Chinese medical perspective. To begin, let’s lay the groundwork with some basic concepts. What is Yin and How Much do I Need? Yin (the opposite of Yang), can describe anything in the body. In […]
In my practice about 40% of my patients are women in the 35-50 age range. This means that in addition to treating orthopedic complaints, I am helping many women address the symptoms associated with perimenopause. I’m using part one of this series to look at this process from a Western medical perspective. I will reprise […]
Cortisol is an important hormone in the body that plays a role in metabolism, stress handling, and immunity. Prolonged stress not only depletes this precious hormone, but leads to imbalances in energy, cravings, immunity, and the sleep-wake cycle.