Marijuana and Menopause

Cooling Down

Is it OK to take marijuana during menopause?

Usually not. The reason is that when a woman goes into menopause, it’s a time when her Yin is going into decline. She no longer has the Yin substance to cool the rising fire in her body. During menopause she’ll want to do anything she can to cool herself down and nourish her Yin. This is the time when she’ll want to begin building her Yin energy intentionally so she can keep in balance for the rest of her life.

Marijuana Adds Fire to Fire

If a woman takes marijuana during menopause it’s like pouring gasoline onto the fire. If she doesn’t take serious measures to balance it, marijuana’s hot and poisonous nature can synergize with the most undesirable and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and turn her life into hell. And that’s just in the short-term.

Keep Gender Polarity

In the long-term, if she takes enough marijuana without balancing it, it can influence very deep levels of her Yin, Jing and may even alter her hormonal state. With women, this change usually reflects qualities that make them more masculine. Again, this really isn’t the best course of action to take at this time in a woman’s life. This is because to maintain a strong foundation for health and longevity, she’ll want to keep her native gender polarity as strong as she can for as long as she can. This polarization has nothing to do with sexual orientation. It’s about the physical polarity of a woman’s energy.

The situation with marijuana, Jing and hormones is even more specific and critical when it comes to menopause. Since the level of all these substances is lower in the body at this time than earlier in life, the toxic qualities of the marijuana can actually get enhanced. In the absence of Jing to buffer and nourish the nervous system, the toxin can go straight into the nervous system and affect it more directly. This is not a happy outcome, as it can lead to memory, learning and character changes just when she least needs them.

Nourish the Yin Instead

In general, marijuana sends a woman in the opposite direction than the one she wants to go in during menopause. Why doesn’t she do everything she can to cool herself down and begin nourishing her Yin at this time? She’ll feel a lot better and she’ll build a stronger foundation for a long and happy life.

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This is just a synopsis of my clinical findings. For extensive details on how to balance and optimize the effects of cannabis using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine

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