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Geng Nian An Pian (Wan)
(Menoplease™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Geng Nian An Pian (Geng Nian An Wan, Menoplease™, 更年安片) is an all natural Chinese herbal supplement used for menopause symptoms like hot flashes, restlessness, and insomnia.
 
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    What does it do?
    Menopause is a normal physiological change that occurs in women between the ages of 45-55 when their menstrual cycle stops. Menopause is considered complete when a year has elapsed without menstruation. This change is usually gradual and is caused when a woman' ovaries stop producing eggs. Menopause disrupts the balance of the body' hormones: estrogen and progesterone. This imbalance may cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, and restlessness.

    Estrogen is considered a Yin type hormone in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). When the body stops producing estrogen, it results in a relative deficiency of Yin, often causing bothersome Heat signs. Geng Nian An Pian helps to minimize hot flashes, restlessness, and insomnia by clearing Heat caused by Yin deficiency, nourishing Yin (especially Kidney Yin which is closely associated with aging) and calming the mind. Geng Nian An Pian is also useful in addressing other signs of Yin deficiency such as tinnitus, dizziness, dryness and unstable blood pressure.

    Geng Nian An Pian is composed of 15 Chinese herbs which effectively clear heat and tonify the Yin to balance the body and relieve the symptoms associated with menopause.

    Geng Nian An Pian contains four of the primary herbs found in Liu Hui Di Huang Wan, which is among the most regarded formulas in TCM used to tonify Yin and address symptoms often associated with the aging process. The chief herb of both formulas is Shu Di Huang (prepared Rehmannia root), a powerful Yin and blood tonic that especially benefits the Kidneys and Jing (essence). Fu Ling (Poria) is used to calm the spirit (Shen) and strengthen the Spleen to help digest the other Yin nourishing ingredients in the formulas. Ze Xie (Plantain rhizome) clears deficiency fire from the Kidneys. Studies have shown Ze Xie to be effective in resolving dizzieness and vertigo.1 Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony bark) clears heat due to Yin deficiency or heat in the blood.

    Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia root) is the unprocessed Rehmannia root. Compared to the prepared root, it has a strong property of clearing heat, cooling the Blood, and generating fluids. Mai Dong (Ophiopogon tuber) nourishes Yin and generates fluids. The important Yin tonic clears heat from the Heart, reduces irritability, and helps sleep. Together, these herbs act to help with hot flashes.

    Zhen Zhu Mu (Pearl shell) calms the Liver and anchors Yang, which can become ascendant as a result of Yin deficiency. Zhen Zhu Mu also clears fire from the Heart which can cause irritability, insomnia, palpitations, and mood swings or mania. Shou Wu Teng (Polygonum vine), nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit. Gou Teng (Uncaria hook) extinguishes Liver wind, relieves spasms, has a suppressive effect on the central nervous system and calms the spirit. Ci Shi (Magnetitum) is an important mineral in Chinese medicines that tranquilizes the mind. It also nourishes the Kidneys to reduce dizziness and tinnitus.

    Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra fruit) is an astringent medicinal herb used to inhibit sweating, secure Jing (essence) and calm the Heart and spirit (Shen). Wu Wei Zi is particularly effective at reducing night sweating when combined with Xuan Shen (Figwort root) and Fu Xiao Mai (Blighted wheat). Xuan Shen also clears heat and nourishes Yin while Fu Xiao Mai specifically addresses night sweating from Yin deficiency and benefits the Qi.

    He Shou Wu (Polygonum root) is a particularly prized medicinal herb used for anti-aging purposes.2 He Shou Wu tonifies Jing (essence) and nourishes the blood of the Liver and Kidneys. He Shou Wu is warm but not drying and is tonifying but not cloying. He Shou Wu has been studied and found to be effective in the treatment of insomnia.3

    Xian Mao (Curculigo rhizome) tonifies the Kidney Yang and strengthens tendons and bones. It is used to balance the action of other Kidney Yin tonic herbs in the formula. Besides Yin deficiency, Yang deficiency is also frequently observed during menopaus.

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
    Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
    Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis
    Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
    Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis
    Cortex Moutan Radicis
    Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
    Concha Margaritifera Usta
    Rhizoma Curculiginis Orchioidis
    Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
    Magnetitum
    Caulis Polygoni Multiflori
    Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis
    Semen Tritici Aestivi Levis
    Radix Polygoni Multiflori
    (Di Huang)
    (Shu Di Huang)
    (Ze Xie)
    (Mai Dong)
    (Xuan Shen)
    (Mu Dan Pi)
    (Fu Ling)
    (Zhen Zhu Mu)
    (Xian Mao)
    (Wu Wei Zi)
    (Ci Shi)
    (Shou Wu Teng)
    (Gou Teng)
    (Fu Xiao Mai)
    (He Shou Wu)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Geng Nian An Pian (Menoplease™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    Guang Ci Tang® Geng Nian An Wan (Menoplease™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Geng Nian An Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet or pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Both tablets and pills have the same formulation.

    Geng Nian An Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?
    The standard dosage for Menoplease™ is 5 tablets or pills each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    Menoplease™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.

    Differentiation in Usage
    Menoplease™, Menofine™, and YinVive Cool™ all may help manage hot flashes due to Yin deficiency. But if cold feet or aversion to cold also exists, use Menofine™.

    Side Effects
    Geng Nian An Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.

    Warning
    1. Not for use during pregnancy.

    Allergy Info
    Geng Nian An Pian (Wan) contains Fu Xiao Mai (Blighted Wheat), and is expected to contain gluten. It is not gluten free.

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    Precaution
    1. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medications or receiving other medical treatments.
    2. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
    3. Keep out of reach of children.
    4. Use caution in cases of extreme digestive deficiency.

    References

    1. Hei Bei Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Hebei Journal of Chinese Medicine), 1988; 6:14
    2. Zhong Yao Yao Li Yu Lin (Pharmacology and Clinical Applications of Chinese Herbs), 1989; 5(3):19
    3. Zhong Cao Yao Tong Xun (Journal of Chinese Herbal Medicine), 1974; 5:38
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