Ever heard of bed time aerobics? It’s a night class nobody would purposely sign up for, but you just may have experienced it.
It goes something like this. “I fall asleep comfortably wrapped in my comforter in my flannel PJ’s when it’s cold. After a few hours I shed the top comforter layer. Then I’m down to the sheet which eventually gets soaked in sweat. At this point the chills set in and I’m back to pulling up the comforter, shedding the PJ’s for a dry cotton t-shirt and then the process starts again.”
If you are in the peri-menopausal or menopause years you know it as “night sweats”.
There is also the day time version which most women know as “hot flashes”. Western medicine says this is all caused by the hypothalamus that gets confused by fluctuating estrogen levels and sends the message for blood vessels to dilate to heat you up, and then release sweat to cool you down.
Night sweats can go on for years and interrupted sleep can lead to a host of other health problems. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), night sweats and hot flashes are due to an imbalance in the yin and yang energies in the body. As we age, everyone, males and females become deficient in both yin and yang. Night time is yin time, and when a person is yin deficient, the symptoms tend to manifest at the height of yin (night) time. Night sweats are considered very debilitating in Chinese medicine because sweat is considered a fluid of the heart. Therefore, sweating at night while sleeping (not exercising) can also be accompanied by heart palpitations, insomnia, fatigue and paleness,
The appropriate treatment is to boost the yin and the yang with foods and Chinese herbs.
Asian women experience much fewer hot flashes and night sweats and very few of them are ever put on hormone replacement therapy. Interestingly, only about 10% of Asian women experience noticeable menopausal symptoms, compared with 75% of the women in the United States.
The use of food as medicine is a basic idea in Asian culture, and a fundamental principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Herbs are commonly used in Asian cooking to help supplement the yin energy as people age. Chinese herbs are made into teas and commonly served as a daily drink to supplement health concerns often before symptoms get seriously out of control. This early “preventative” approach helps many women avoid the dreaded night time aerobics we commonly see in the U.S. population. Our Menopause Relief Herb Pac will boost both your yin and yang energy to reset your body’s natural thermostat and eliminate the night sweats and hot flashes in just a few short weeks, guaranteed.