Second Spring, Dr. Mao’s New Book, Features Women’s Revitalization Secrets

“Once again, Dr. Mao has shared with the world a natural way to provide our bodies with what they need to attain perfect health as we grow older and more beautiful.” — Jenny McCarthy, actress and author We are proud to announce the publication of Dr. Maoshing Ni’s newest book, Second Spring: Dr. Mao’s Hundreds of Natural Secrets for Women to Revitalize and Rejuvenate at Any Age (Free Press; April 7, 2009). Dr. Mao has created a tip-filled guide for women to enhance energy, sexuality and health during the second half of life. With uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause—the premenopausal period—beginning as early as age 35 for some women, it’s important to get ready for the big changes ahead!

In Chinese culture, where midlife and menopause are seen as a new season of great potential, the term for a woman’s midlife transition is “Second Spring.” Once the distractions of the householding, childbearing, and child-rearing years ease up, the Chinese see midlife as a time to embark on a new path of self-realization. In Second Spring, Dr. Mao invites women to experience midlife as the Chinese conceive it—as the time when a woman truly comes into her own. Offering nuggets of natural wisdom about adjusting successfully to the inevitable physical, hormonal, and emotional changes of menopause, he encourages women to fulfill their innate potential and to give the world their true gifts.

Recommending magnolia to help with weight loss, Chinese moss to fight memory loss and facial exercises for wrinkle prevention, Second Spring provides natural solutions to common menopausal problems. Acupressure techniques can improve sleep and herbal supplements bolster brain power and soothe hot flashes. With exercises to express pent-up creative energy, readers can avoid developing painful fibroids.

Dr. Mao provides natural holistic remedies for every aging concern, including thinning hair, high blood pressure, low libido, varicose veins, and vaginal dryness—without the need for expensive surgery or worrisome hormone replacement therapy.

Employing age-old wisdom, Second Spring guides women who are entering midlife to be at their most vital, energetic and attractive. Available at Tao of Wellness, online at, or by calling 800-772-0222; $17.95, paperback.