As we grow older Yin energy is depleting due to: giving birth, stress, working long hours without adequate rest, caring for others, irregular diet, grief and illnesses. One of the major causes of menopause symptoms is emotional stress, which has often built up over time before the onset of menopause. Worry, anxiety, fear and stress are all to be blamed. That’s why it’s so important to have a harmonious lifestyle and learn how to calm mind and relax throughout life.
When Yin is deficient there is too much heat and not enough of fluid to nourish the body, hence the appearance of hot flushes, thirst and constipation.
Also, imbalances in the Liver and Spleen organs (Liver Yin deficiency or Spleen Blood deficiency), can lead to women experiencing menopause symptoms.
If a woman is healthy, meaning her body is in balance, her menstruation is regular and pain-free. However, if she is in poor health and her internal energy (Qi) is out of balance or is deficient, she may suffer from many menstrual symptoms like: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful periods, irregular periods, cramping, breast tenderness, headaches and/or fever during cramps.