Menopause is a normal physiological change that occurs in women between the ages of 45-55 when their menstrual cycle stops. Menopause is considered complete when a year has elapsed without menstruation. This change is usually gradual and happens when a woman' ovaries stop producing eggs. Menopause disrupts the balance of the body' hormones: estrogen and progesterone. This imbalance may cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, mood swings, and restlessness.
Estrogen is considered a Yin type hormone in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). When the body stops producing estrogen, it results in a relative deficiency of Yin, often causing bothersome Heat signs. Geng Nian An Pian helps to minimize hot flashes and restlessness by clearing Heat caused by Yin deficiency, nourishing Yin (especially Kidney Yin which is closely associated with aging) and calming the mind.
Geng Nian An Pian is composed of 15 Chinese herbs which effectively clear heat and tonify the Yin to balance the body and relieve the symptoms associated with menopause.
Geng Nian An Pian contains four of the primary herbs found in Liu Hui Di Huang Wan, which is among the most regarded formulas in TCM used to tonify Yin and address symptoms often associated with the aging process. The chief herb of both formulas is Shu Di Huang (prepared Rehmannia root), a powerful Yin and blood tonic that especially benefits the Kidneys and Jing (essence). Fu Ling (Poria) is used to calm the spirit (Shen) and strengthen the Spleen to help digest the other Yin nourishing ingredients in the formulas. Ze Xie (Plantain rhizome) clears deficiency fire from the Kidneys. Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony bark) clears heat due to Yin deficiency or heat in the blood.
Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia root) is the unprocessed Rehmannia root. Compared to the prepared root, it has a strong property of clearing heat, cooling the Blood, and generating fluids. Mai Dong (Ophiopogon tuber) nourishes Yin and generates fluids. The important Yin tonic clears heat from the Heart and calms the spirit. Together, these herbs act to help with hot flashes.
Zhen Zhu Mu (Mother of pearl) calms the Liver and anchors Yang, which can become ascendant as a result of Yin deficiency. Zhen Zhu Mu also clears fire from the Heart. Shou Wu Teng (Polygonum vine), nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit. Gou Teng (Uncaria hook) extinguishes Liver wind and calms the spirit. Ci Shi (Magnetitum) is an important mineral in Chinese medicines that tranquilizes the mind.
Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra fruit) is an astringent medicinal herb used to reduce sweating, secure Jing (essence) and calm the Heart and spirit (Shen). Wu Wei Zi is particularly effective at reducing night sweating when combined with Xuan Shen (Figwort root) and Fu Xiao Mai (Blighted wheat). Xuan Shen also clears heat and nourishes Yin while Fu Xiao Mai specifically addresses night sweating from Yin deficiency and benefits the Qi.
He Shou Wu (Polygonum root) tonifies Jing (essence) and nourishes the blood of the Liver and Kidneys. He Shou Wu is warm but not drying and is tonifying but not cloying.
Xian Mao (Curculigo rhizome) tonifies the Kidney Yang and strengthens tendons and bones. It is used to balance the action of other Kidney Yin tonic herbs in the formula.
Hei Bei Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Hebei Journal of Chinese Medicine), 1988; 6:14
Zhong Yao Yao Li Yu Lin (Pharmacology and Clinical Applications of Chinese Herbs), 1989; 5(3):19
Zhong Cao Yao Tong Xun (Journal of Chinese Herbal Medicine), 1974; 5:38
|Rehmannia root||(Rehmannia glutinosa)||(Di Huang)|
|Rehmannia root cured||(Rehmannia glutinosa)||(Shu Di Huang)|
|Asian water plantain rhizome||(Alisma orientale)||(Ze Xie)|
|Ophiopogon root tuber||(Ophiopogon japonicus)||(Mai Dong)|
|Scrophularia root||(Scrophularia ningpoensis)||(Xuan Shen)|
|Tree peony bark||(Paeonia suffruticosa)||(Mu Dan Pi)|
|Poria sclerotium||(Poria cocos)||(Fu Ling)|
|Pearl shell||(Zhen Zhu Mu)|
|Curculigo rhizome||(Curculigo orchioides)||(Xian Mao)|
|Schisandra fruit||(Schisandra chinensis)||(Wu Wei Zi)|
|Fo-Ti vine||(Polygonum multiflorum)||(Shou Wu Teng)|
|Uncaria rhynchophylla vine||(Uncaria rhynchophylla)||(Gou Teng)|
|Wheat immature grain||(Triticum aestivum)||(Fu Xiao Mai)|
|Fo-Ti root cured||(Polygonum multiflorum)||(He Shou Wu)|
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The standard dosage for Menoplease™ is 5 tablets or pills each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks.
The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed. Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.
Menoplease™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent.
Side effectsGeng Nian An Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.
1. Not for use during pregnancy.
AllergyGeng Nian An Pian (Wan) contains Fu Xiao Mai (Blighted Wheat), and is expected to contain gluten. It is not gluten free.
Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
Keep out of reach of children.
Use caution in cases of extreme digestive deficiency.