Energy-Balancing Techniques For Menopausal Symptoms

In ancient Indian culture, it was widely acknowledged that menopause was a natural process of life that did not require artificial hormone replacement therapy. Menopausal symptoms were rarely experienced by Indian women as they lived in a natural environment and their diet was mainly plant-based.

Traditional energy healers were aware that the human body is a latticework of energies vibrating at different frequencies, encompassing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. They had a wealth of knowledge on how to heal imbalances by empowering the body’s energies and return to its natural state of wholeness.

Menopausal symptoms stem from energy imbalances within our endocrine glands which affect the smooth flow of hormones throughout our body and include hot flushes, night sweats, low sex drive, vaginal dryness, incontinence, insomnia, joint stiffness, fatigue, headaches, depression, bone loss, and hair loss.

To balance the hormones and alleviate the symptoms of menopause, apply these techniques three times a day for six weeks.

Note: The following techniques applied during the initial years of menopause can reactivate fertility.

Energy-Balancing Techniques

Hot Flashes

  • To cool your body temperature and regulate your hormones during a
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    hot flash, firmly press the fleshy area on the underside of each thumb for one minute.
  • Inhale slowly and deeply through your mouth as though sucking air through a straw, which instantly cools the body.
  • The thumbs are associated with the fire element which assists in regulating the body temperature.

Night Sweats

  • To alleviate night sweats and balance your reproductive hormones, firmly press the fleshy tip of each little finger for one minute.
  • The little fingers are associated with the water element which assists in regulating fluids throughout the body.
  • Next, firmly massage around each inner wrist bone in line with your little fingers, for one minute each to prevent hormonal fluctuations.

Fatigue

  • To alleviate muscle weakness and headaches, hold a metal fine-toothed comb in each hand, placing the sharp teeth of the comb at the base of your fingers, where they join your hand.
  • The top flat edge of the comb should be in touch with the tips of your fingers, and the tip of your thumb placed on the side of the comb.
  • Press your fingers hard against the comb for two minutes.

Incontinence

  • To strengthen your bladder and kidney
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    and relieve incontinence, place the tip of your right ring finger on the area just above the inside corner of your left eye and place the tip of your left ring finger on the outside edge of your left little toe, next to your nail.
  • Press gently for two minutes and then repeat on the right side.
  • The bladder energy pathway starts and ends on these points.

Depression

  • To lift your mood, place the fingertips of your left hand at the center of your forehead and place the fingertips of your right hand on the crown of your head.
  • Press gently for two minutes.
  • These areas correspond to the pineal and pituitary gland which assists in balancing the emotions.

Low Sex Drive

  • To boost libido and alleviate vaginal dryness, place your hands at the top of each leg, on the crease where it meets your torso.
  • Press gently for two minutes.
  • Next, place your hands on your buttocks and press firmly for two minutes to stimulate your sexual energies.

Insomnia

  • To relieve sleeplessness, relax your body and calm your mind, intermittently press the base of each big toe and thumb for one
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    minute in total.
  • These areas correspond to the nerve acupressure points which govern the production of sleep hormones.

Hair Loss

  • To stimulate the circulation to your scalp, prevent hair loss and encourage new hair growth, rub the fingernails of your left hand with the fingernails of your right hand, as firmly as possible for five minutes.
  • The acupressure points on the nails correspond to the scalp.

Bone Loss

  • To prevent thinning of your bones, firmly massage each ring finger for two minutes.
  • The ring fingers are associated with the earth element which corresponds to the bones, teeth, and nails.
  • Include mineral-rich black sesame seeds and cold-pressed green vegetable juice, daily.

Replenish Your Sacral Chakra

The Maha Sacral Mudra restores the sacral chakra energy to alleviate the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of menopause and reconnects with one’s vitality, creativity, and passions.
To practice:

  • Place the tips of your thumbs together.
  • Place the tips of your ring fingers together.
  • Place the tips of your little fingers together.
  • Place your little fingers on your thumbs.
  • Hold this position for ten minutes.
  • Now place the tips of your thumbs together.
  • Place the tips of your ring fingers together.
  • Place the tips
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    of your little fingers together.
  • This time, place your ring fingers on your thumbs.
  • Hold this position for ten minutes.

Caring about our bodies naturally during menopause enables the free flow of energy throughout our endocrine glands to regulate our fluctuating hormones which allow us to fully embrace and enjoy the natural transition from our reproductive years to our mature years of insight and wisdom.