Menopause And Ginseng


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Menopause And Ginseng

  1. 1. Menopause and Ginseng
  2. 2. Menopause Overview <ul><li>Menopause: the time when a woman stops having menstrual periods </li></ul><ul><li>Is not a disease or an illness </li></ul><ul><li>It is a transition between two phases of a woman's life. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Woman’s Burden <ul><li>By the time women reach their late forties or early fifties, their ovaries begin producing less and less of the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting in the uncomfortable symptoms commonly known as MENOPAUSE </li></ul><ul><li>During menopause, a woman will usually experience many symptoms which will greatly interfere with her quality of life </li></ul>
  4. 4. Symptoms <ul><li>Hot flashes </li></ul><ul><li>Night sweats </li></ul><ul><li>Vaginal dryness </li></ul><ul><li>Mood swings </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of concentration or irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Interrupted sleep </li></ul>
  5. 5. Causes <ul><li>Normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 </li></ul><ul><li>By changes in estrogen and progesterone levels </li></ul><ul><li>The ovaries make less of these hormones over time </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prevention <ul><li>Menopause is a natural and expected part of a woman's development </li></ul><ul><li>It does not need to be prevented </li></ul><ul><li>There are ways to reduce or eliminate some of the symptoms of menopause </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ways to Reduce Symptoms <ul><li>Control your blood pressure, cholesterol, and other risk factors for heart disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT smoke. Cigarette use can cause early menopause </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a low-fat diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Get regular exercise. Resistance exercises help strengthen your bones and improve your balance. </li></ul><ul><li>If you show early signs of bone loss or have a strong family history of osteoporosis, talk to your doctor about medications that can help stop further weakening. </li></ul><ul><li>Take calcium and vitamin D </li></ul>
  8. 8. Treatment <ul><li>Menopause is a natural part of life and does not necessarily require treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Decide how to best proceed by talking with your doctor </li></ul><ul><li>A treatment plan must be considered on an individual basis-also called a personal health strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Hormonal Therapy (HT) : Drawbacks </li></ul><ul><li>TCM </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hormonal Therapy (HT) <ul><li>Many woman turn to estrogen replacement therapy as a means of finding relief from the burden of menopausal symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Estrogen replacement has been shown to significantly reduce the frequency of hot flashes, and patients receiving this treatment reported improved sleep quality and sense of well being. </li></ul><ul><li>It has also been found to decrease sleep latency </li></ul>
  10. 10. Hormonal Therapy Side Effects <ul><li>Menopausal hormone therapy once seemed the answer for many of the conditions women face as they age </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, long-term use of hormone therapy poses serious risks and may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Hormone therapy may cause other side effects: </li></ul><ul><li>Bleeding, bloating, breast tenderness or enlargement, headaches, mood changes, and nausea </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ginseng - the Natural Alternative <ul><li>Ginseng acts as an adaptogen, meaning it can bring abnormal physiology into balance by helping the body increase resistance against noxious or stressful physical, chemical, or biological influences </li></ul><ul><li>Ginseng's potential capacity to increase nonspecific resistance to various stressors is the reason it has been used as an alternative treatment for menopausal symptoms </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ginseng and Hot Flashes <ul><li>Hot flashes are experienced by 60 - 85% of menopausal women </li></ul><ul><li>Many women experience the accompaniment of palpitations, vertigo, weakness, or feeling of anxiety to their hot flashes </li></ul><ul><li>the effects of ginseng on body temperature and the release of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) </li></ul><ul><li>ACTH stimulates the release of fatty acids and the utilization of glucose, which are important for providing energy to deal with stressors </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ginseng and Sleep <ul><li>Many women will experience interrupted sleep or even insomnia during menopause </li></ul><ul><li>This results in a high instance of irritability, forgetfulness, difficulty in concentrating, and fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Ginseng is believed to possess bipolar properties - it can instigate sleep and also help reduce fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>The results revealed a decrease in the amount of wakefulness and an increase in slow wave sleep </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ginseng and Its Hormonal Effects <ul><li>Ginseng has been reported to produce an estrogen - like effect on the vaginal mucosa </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting in the relief of the vaginal dryness which accompanies menopause </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ginseng and Mood <ul><li>Animal studies have given evidence that ginseng's ability to change the central neuroendocrine system results in enhanced mood following ginseng administration </li></ul><ul><li>In a study of the effect of ginseng versus placebo on mood, significant increases in subjective feelings of vitality, concentration, sleep, work output, and mood were noted in older females ages 40-60 years old </li></ul>
  16. 16. Big Han Ginseng <ul><li>Components preserved under low heat (28°C) preparation </li></ul><ul><li>1. Adaptogen </li></ul><ul><li>2. Ginsenoside (Saponin) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Organic germanium </li></ul>
  17. 17. Bing Han Ginseng Effect <ul><li>Bing Han Ginseng is not drug nor medicine </li></ul><ul><li>No herbs </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, not toxic </li></ul><ul><li>Low heat (28°C) preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, 2-way balancing </li></ul><ul><li>Western: Acid-base balance </li></ul><ul><li>TCM : Yin-yang balance </li></ul>