Menopause

Menopause and its effects
Hot flushes, cold feet, depression, apathy, mood swings, anxiety, memory loss, headaches, migraine night sweats joint pain weight gain. Unfortunately some woman have all of the above an more. They can also result from arteriosclerosis and an imbalance it the auto immune system. They commonly occur under stressful circumstances E.G. A person is asked to give a presentation to a large group of people this creates fear, fear of fluffing the words, fear of forgetting the script, fear of appearing stupid, fear of not being thought of as professional etc, etc. (public speaking is the biggest fear in the world).

Most people who suffer from hot flushes also develop high blood pressure, and experience anxiety insomnia, headaches and irritability. Hot flushes due to the menopause occur when oestrogen in the ovaries suddenly decreases.

OESTROGEN IS regulated by the pituitary gland in the brain that regulates temperature just like a thermostat. This gland is approximately the size of a pea. However it does a heck of a lot of work in balancing your bodies’ performance.

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What is the Pituitary Gland?

The pituitary is an endocrine (hormone-producing) gland that sits just beneath the base of the brain, behind the bridge of the nose. It is very small – only about the size of a pea. The pituitary gland is very important as it takes messages from the brain (via a gland called the hypothalamus) and uses these messages to produce hormones that affect many parts of the body, including stimulating all the other hormone-producing glands to produce their own hormones. For this reason it is often referred to as the ‘master gland’.

The pituitary gland has two parts. The anterior (or front) pituitary produces hormones that affect the breasts, adrenals, thyroid, ovaries and testes, as well as several other hormones. The main glands affected by the posterior (or rear) pituitary are the kidneys.

This area of the brain lies near to the control centre that regulates both ovaries and pituitary hormone production. The pituitary gland produces a number of hormones. Hormones are essential for many aspects of life. Some send messages to other endocrine glands to tell them to increase or decrease production of their hormones. One such example is TSH, which stimulates the thyroid to grow and produce thyroid hormones.

The main hormones produced by the pituitary are:

ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH anti-diuretic hormone, or vasopressin
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone
LH luteinizing hormone
PRL prolactin
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone

Research shows that the neurotransmitter known as nor-epinephrine stimulates the Brain mechanism also affects this thermostatic effect in the brain. Qigong movement and healing sounds have been shown to help and remove these debilitating symptoms.

If anyone is interested please contact me; and for a starter I will send you the immune system movements, these movements take approximately 3 minutes in the morning as you awaken. This is a general one because it will boost your immune system (immune system is a key factor with this problem).