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Menopausal mood swings have many potential causes, however what follows are the basic mechanics. Thousands of years ago, physicians in China began to explore the nature of human emotion and discovered a direct link between emotions and the organ system. Having helped many people resolve their emotional imbalances over the years, we've found the following to be accurate from the point of view of the physical body (obviously many factors exist in life that may trigger bodily malfunction which, in turn, could trigger an emotional response). What is described below is the relationship between the emotions and the physical body.
The Liver has over 600 different physiological functions, one of which is to help the body adapt to the mental and emotional stresses of life. In other words, if one's Liver is functioning at a high level, stress entering one's life has no physical effect; however, if one's Liver is NOT functioning well, stress can and will have a negative effect on the body.
Liver malfunction can cause a person to experience excessive or inappropriate mood swings, anger, resentment, stubbornness, frustration, irritability, impatience and/or depression. For example, a person with a multitude of emotional stresses over many years may experience suppressed Liver function. Then, the loss of a loved one could cause Liver function to drop dramatically, and the person could then begin to experience mood swings. On the other hand, a well-functioning Liver will cause one to be emotionally even and generally happy.
Mood swings can be caused by a breakdown in Liver function, not simply an imbalance in brain chemistry (the typical Western Medical view of this particular condition). Ironically, addressing only the brain chemistry with medication often leads to further difficulty resolving the problem as shown here: if one takes medication for the mood swings (which are caused by a Liver imbalance) and the medication reduces the Liver function ( the Liver, in its capacity as a blood purifier, will attempt to eliminate the chemical from the body), it makes it more difficult to treat the mood swings. This explains why a person may take a medication their entire life...the mood swings never fully resolve.
Given that one of the Liver's more than 600 functions is to purify the bloodstream, reducing or eliminating the intake of toxic chemicals (in this case medications) is very important as a part of a larger strategy to resolve mood swings. It is also important to exercise vigorously (to the point of perspiration) for at least 30 minutes a day (four times a week at least), thus increasing Liver circulation, soothing the Liver and stimulating increased circulation throughout the body, which allows the body to detoxify at least to a small degree. For full detoxification of the body, we offer the Doctor Supervised Detoxification Program designed to remove all the accumulated garbage within your body. Please inquire about this if you have these mood swings and have never cleansed your body of toxins in an organized fashion under the supervision of a doctor.
As you can see with this particular health imbalance, there is an underlying cause. The key to treating these problems lies in addressing the underlying issues described above to eliminate the problem over the long term. To speed up results, it is recommended one minimally reduce or eliminate the intake of caffeine, deep-fried foods, dairy, sugar, preservatives in food, chemicals in food and municipal tap water (which most often contains chlorine and fluoride, considered by many as dangerous chemicals).
It's interesting that when I looked for information about mood swings and how traditional medicine would address these, there doesn't seem to be a lot of specific information on the subject. There is the recommendation of meeting with a Psychiatrist or Psychologist to discuss if you are manic or bi-polar, but no true solution or recommendation is offered.
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Working with a Holistic Chiropractor who is well versed in this topic and has helped many women deal with their mood swings, this would be the best place to start. If you feel you have a Mood Swing concern, and you would like to look at the underlying cause, we can help you. Coming in for an evaluation to determine the balance/imbalance within your Liver/Gall bladder System would be prudent. Helping you to discover the if your Liver is functioning at an optimal level is the best course of action you can take. Determining if a Doctor Supervised Detoxification Program is right for you would be important. With all the Completely Refined And Processed Foods being consumed by all of us, all the artificial hormones being taken and the abundance of emotions that impact the functioning of the Liver, being evaluated for a detoxification program is vitally necessary.
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