A finalist for “Books for a Better Life Award,” Second Spring is Dr. Mao’s program for women at midlife, based on the Chinese concept of rebirth called “second spring”. Ni’s program for treating menopausal symptoms and preventing age-related disease is a battery of multitasking foods, herbs and supplements; dietary guidelines; stress-relieving strategies; beauty treatments; brain exercises; and tips on creating a healthy environment. Drawing contrasts between Eastern and Western protocols, Ni introduces the Chinese elemental constitutional types to help readers personalize regimes. His DIY arsenal includes acupressure, qi gong and tai chi, herbal tonics, meditation and color therapy. Divided into concise, one-page sections, chapters address holistically specific aspects of midlife change. Readers seeking simple, effective natural treatments for menopause and beyond have a windfall here.