Many women are having second thoughts about hormone replacement therapy, but what are the options? And, how can you protect your heart, brain, breasts and bones from the ravages of age without estrogen?
Traditional Chinese medicine offers a natural hormone replacement herb (dang gui), which is rich in natural estrogen that will provide a safe and effective alternative for the treatment of menopause symptoms. Dang gui or angelica has all of the benefits of conventional hormone replacement therapy, without the risk of unwanted side effects and cancer.
Dang Gui (or Chinese Angelica root) is a favorite herb among Chinese women. It has been used for centuries in the treatment of a wide variety of female complaints from PMS through menopause. It is an overall blood and Chi tonic herb that improves circulation, reduces anemia, eliminates blood clots, and is eminently useful for women suffering from difficult menstruation, the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS, or the physical symptoms of menopause that are associated with a reduction in the production of estrogen.
Sometimes called Dong Quai, Angelica, or Dang Gui, it has often been referred to as the "female ginseng" and is excellent as an all-purpose women's herb. Next to Panax Ginseng, the root of Angelica is undoubtedly the most honored and respected herb in China, and shares an equal reputation among users in the rest of the world.
Angelica has been used for centuries in China for regulating the menstrual cycle and easing menstrual pain and cramping. It is used to promote circulation, to regulate the menstrual cycle and stop discomforts of menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), as well as menopause. In Western herbal terms, it is used for dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), menorrhagia (too much menstruation) and amenorrhea (too little, or no, menstruation). It has also proven helpful for relieving many of the symptoms experienced during menopause (hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, dry skin, irritability, mood swings, sleeplessness, brittle bones, etc.). And, it can be used to help women regain normal menstrual cycles after taking birth control pills.
Angelica Dang Gui is a safe and effective estrogen replacement therapy, which does not cause any negative side-effects. It is primarily used in traditional Chinese medicine to nourish the body and promote the circulation of blood while it balances out hormone levels, providing relief from all of the symptoms of PMS and menopause.
Long-term use is highly recommended.