MENOPAUSE AND BEYOND: The Wise Woman Way

Authors

  • Susun S. Weed

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    • Susun S. Weed was educated at UCLA and is an internationally recognized herbalist. She has written four books and numerous articles in a wide variety of publications. She has been a featured speaker at professional meetings and conferences around the world, and has formally taught herbal medicine at universities in the United States and abroad. She is the founder of the Wise Woman Center and editor-in-chief of Ash Tree Publishing. She has been honored as an International Peace Elder and as an Outstanding Thinker of the 20th Century. She has mentored hundreds of aspiring wise women herbalists and continues to do so.


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ABSTRACT

The Wise Woman tradition seeks to heal the whole individual. The primary techniques involve nourishing the woman through storytelling, simple ceremony, and dietary herbs. The “mysteries” of a woman's body—puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause—are seen as times of power and growth. Menopause is an opportunity for conscious change, not a disease to be treated.

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