This book describes the disease mechanisms, pattern discrimination, and Chinese medical treatment of perimenopausal and menopausal syndromes as never before in the English language. In it, Bob Flaws explains the precipitating and on-going roles of the liver, spleen, and heart in the climacteric, not just the kidneys. If you have ever wondered why the kidneys become exhausted at seven times seven years of age in women, this book will tell you. In addition, this book contains numerous reports on clinical trails and real-life case histories from some of the most famous doctors in China. It is a must for anyone interested in treating menopausal complaints with Chinese medicine.