Yin Yang Balance for Menopause
The Korean Tradition of Sasang Medicine
by Gary Wagman
Pub Date 11 Jun 2019
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• Explores how each of the four Sasang body types has its own unique menopausal symptoms and Yin-Yang energy balance, explaining why hot flashes occur when they do, why insomnia is suddenly an issue, or why you feel depressed
• Provides self-tests to determine your Sasang body type and explains how the natural remedies and diets that work for one type might not work for another
• Includes Sasang herbal remedies for common challenges related to menopause, including hot flashes, depression, mood swings, brain fog, and loss of libido
The ancient Korean art of Sasang medicine explains how each of us is born with a specific body type that establishes our physical and emotional strengths and weaknesses. These traits have a direct influence on how we interact with others and react to stress and life’s transitions. Discovering your type will enable you to understand why you are prone to certain symptoms and not others, choose the most compatible remedies and treatments, and make the best choices regarding your health and well-being.
Applying the wisdom of Sasang medicine to the major life transition of menopause, Dr. Gary Wagman explores how each of the four Sasang body types has its own unique menopausal challenges, as well as opportunities, and how the natural remedies and diets that work for one type might not work for another. Providing guidelines and tests to determine your type, he details each type’s emotional tendencies, physical strengths and weaknesses, and their balance of Yin and Yang energy within the organ systems, explaining why hot flashes occur when they do, why insomnia is suddenly an issue, or why you feel depressed. Revealing the impact our emotions have on our physiological health, he describes how different emotions, such as anger and sadness, correlate with a particular type’s inborn energetic patterns.
Presenting natural remedies, exercises, supplements, and diet and food recommendations for each Yin-Yang body type, Dr. Wagman also includes body-type-specific Sasang herbal remedies for the most common challenges related to menopause, including hot flashes, osteoporosis, depression, mood swings, hormone balance, urinary health, fibroids, frozen shoulder, brain fog, and loss of libido. Offering specific ways to take charge of your own emotional, physical, and sexual health, this practical guide provides a compass to help you smoothly navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of menopause and harness the spiritual and emotional strengths of this life transition.
“With its unique body-based prescriptions, Yin Yang Balance for Menopause is the essential companion for any woman who desires to harness the vitality of her midlife journey. As a long-time practitioner of women’s health, I’ve been waiting for a book like this to guide women in making menopause the 'second spring' it’s meant to be.” Tami Lynn Kent, MSPT, author of Wild Feminine, Wild Creative, and Mothering from Your Center
“Yin Yang Balance for Menopause provides a fascinating way to customize your journey through this transition. By making fine distinctions among different body types, Gary Wagman helps to establish treatment protocols for common complaints that will really work for each individual. No more ‘but I'm doing everything right so why do I still feel so bad?’ Once you have established your Yin Yang body type, you can learn your physical and emotional strengths and weaknesses, and how to balance them. This book is a unique addition to the body of menopausal management strategies.”
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM, International lecturer/educator, Faculty, Institute for Functional Medicine, Prior President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and author of Boosting Your Immunity for Dummies
“Yin Yang Balance for Menopause is a great gift for all those experiencing menopause. It is a fresh, new and innovating look at the age-old women's health issue. Based on the Sasang Medicine, a traditional Korean Constitutional Medicine, Dr. Wagman delivers a practical solution, including diet, herbs and exercises to remedy menopausal issues from hot flashes and depression to insomnia and decreased libido. All healing is self-healing, which begins with self-understanding. Yin Yang Balance for Menopause will take you on a step-by-step journey to health, wellbeing and a greater understanding of yourself. I am certain that the readers will thoroughly enjoy reading this book as Dr. Wagman writes in a clear, easy-to-follow and a witty manner.”
Joseph K. Kim, OMD, Ph.D., third-generation practitioner and former chairman of the Department of Oriental Medicine at Emperor's College, and co-author of Compass of Health and Yin Yang of Life