by Dr. Ni Haixia at Hantang College of TCM, Florida
For women after menopause and having their uterus and ovaries excised, they should be aware of a common misunderstanding that there would be no breast milk after menopause. A woman’s breasts will still produce milk even after menopause.
What changes is since the milk cannot be expelled through the uterus, the only other exit is the large intestine. Therefore feces become the only channel for discharging the milk.
I often say to patients with amenorrhea that I would rather see diarrhea on you than constipation because I know good bowel movement can prevent women without menstruation from getting lung cancer.
Many women never smoke but somehow still get lung cancer, and it is caused by a similar mechanism as breast cancer mentioned above.
WM attributes the cause to inhaling too much cooking fumes, even though many women’s cooking does not produce any fumes at all.
Suppose a woman after menopause is perplexed with long-term constipation and goes to a WM doctor because she doesn’t want to endure the symptoms of hot flashes, irritability, night sweats, and the like during menopause.
She is told to take female hormones, which would stimulate the body to produce more unnecessary milk. However, due to constipation, this excessive milk cannot be discharged from the body.
Meanwhile, she is annoyed by her husband at home, which brings harm to her lungs. Consequently, she would face the risk of lung cancer.
When a problem arises in the lungs, WM would have no clue, but TCM will know because the circulation time of the Qi and Blood of the Lung Meridian is 3:00~5:00 AM. If you wake up at this time every day, it means there is a lung problem.
Similarly, the circulation time of the Liver Meridian is 1:00~3:00AM. If you wake up during this period, it may be an early sign of liver cancer.
According to my experience, TCM could detect lung or liver cancer about two years before WM.
At this time, all TCM needs is to cure a woman’s constipation, and then give the patient the classic prescription of Wenjing Decoction to help her get through the menopause, and the ticking time bomb will be defused.
This is the meaning of ‘The best measure is to treat a disease before its onset.’