menopause, hot flashes, hot flushes,acupuncture and menopause, Dublin 12 dublin 24Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment for menopause and Peri-menopause, because Traditional Chinese Medicine views it as a Second Spring a New Beginning and  New Strength.

It may not feel like that when you are dealing with hot flushes which can be annoying and sometimes embarrassing thats why I am sharing  a quick and easy remedy for your hot flashes.

First of all it is important not to panic During menopause while your body is undergoing changes, not everyone gets hot flashes but if you are prone to hot flushes, this is quite normal, it’s all part of the process your body is simply readjusting to your new hormone levels.

I came across this well-known remedy while I was going through menopause myself. I’ve passed it on to my clients and it is so simple, easy and it costs very little.

Here’s what you do :

Get your hands on a Sage plant, Salvia officinalis 鼠尾草 • Shu Wei Cao, the best you can find, Yes the same one you use for sage and onion stuffing.

To make a pot of SAGE Tea

Use 5-6 fresh sage leaves to 300ml of water at 90-95oC. Never use boiling water it burns the leaves 

Put a lid on it, this allows the steam infusion to fall back into the pot, Brew for 3-5 minutes before drinking. 

If you like you can make a stronger brew by using less water and when it cools down transfer your Sage Tea to a glass container and keep in the fridge. Kilner jars or bottles are great for this. It is better to use glass containers rather than plastic.

You can now use your Sage Tea in two ways:  

You can have a warm cup of tea,  or you can carry it around with you as a cool drink by adding some of the stronger tea to your water bottle. Again use a glass bottle, not a plastic one.

When you feel a hot flush coming on, sip the tea. It will bring a hot flush down instantly. It is just the thing to carry with you when you are out and about, it is very discreet, especially if you feel a panic coming on in a shopping centre or restaurant. Remember panicking will only make it worse! You can also keep it by your bed and drink or sip it during the night.

There is no need to buy expensive packaged tea,  find a good organic sage plant and use the leaves from that. Use the sage in your cooking too.

I love this remedy because of the connection to the word Sage, and all the wonderful positive words associated with it, wise, perceptive, mentor, savant, thinker, philosopher, guru, elder. 

In Traditional Chinese medicine, has a wonderful outlook on this time of our lives and refer to this time as Our Second Spring – a time when our creativity is renewed and new growth begins,  a time to nurture and embrace new ides and change.

“With Age comes Wisdom”

Let me know how you get on I would love to hear how well this remedy works for you. 

I hope this helps article someone. Feel free to share it if you think it might be of benefit. Questions and comments are welcome and I’ll do my best to answer them below.

Your Second Spring can be easier than you think.

Have a great week,


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