Homeopathy and Natural Treatments for Menopause
The reproductive cycle of women is regulated by hormones- estrogen and progesterone. When the production of these hormone, especially the estrogen starts declining with age, a women may go through a transition phase.
This transition phase or peri menopause which includes the time before or after a menopause can be troublesome for most women as changing hormonal levels bring about various body changes with associated symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, emotional disturbance, physical changes, etc.
Some women’s may pass this transition phase without any stress while it can affect the normal life of many and may require medical intervention.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a conventional treatment works by introducing these estrogen hormones back in the body but this introduction can in long run cause various side effects.
This long-term view has shifted the attention of the women suffering from the same to search for safer modes of treatment.
Natural remedies for menopause such as homeopathy, herbs, acupuncture, healthy diet, exercise, stress management, etc are various alternative treatments which serve beneficially to relieve the symptoms of menopause safely and with no side effects.
Some of the natural remedies for menopause symptoms are as follows
Herbs serve as a very helpful natural remedies for menopause. Some of the popular herbs benefiting women in their transition phase are as
Black cohosh is a very popular natural remedy for menopause symptoms mainly hot flashes and night sweats. It is also very helpful for women who can’t take HRT due to medical constraints.
St John’s wort
A popular herb among Europeans and used for over since 2000 years, it is very effective to relieve the menopausal symptoms such as mood swings, depression, inflammation, and anxiety.
This is another popular herb which contains certain plant chemicals and compounds which produces estrogen (a compound used in HRT therapy) producing effect on the body.
This herb contains very helpful compounds called isoflavones that help relieve the symptoms caused due to the reduced estrogen levels.
But if you had a past history of hormonal disturbance or breast cancer, do consult a naturopath before taking this herb.
Manage Stress and Anxiety
What all the menopausal symptoms have in common is their ability to add a considerable amount of stress and anxiety.
Though these symptoms come off as a physical sign first, the most adverse effect they have is on the emotional and mental state of women.
This means every sphere of her life start getting affected whether it is her relationships, workplace, health, creativity, etc.
Management of stress again with some convention pharma is not at all recommended.
But yes it will be more healthy if you can make a shift to alternative treatments such as homeopathy, meditation, yoga, etc.
At the same time, strengthening the bond with friends, family, and relatives will help you come out of this transition phase without developing much stress.
Stress if not control can further aggravate the symptoms of menopause.
Acupuncture and homeopathy are very very popular treatments to relieve the menopausal symptoms without disrupting the natural body environment. For instance, conventional treatments try to relieve the menopausal symptoms by altering hormones. This can do more harm than good.
While natural treatments work solely through natural methods that simply try to stimulate the natural healing force already available within the body.
Acupuncture and homeopathy are noninvasive and gentler treatments that consider the unique personality of an individual.
A homeopath, for instance, will conduct a deep case study by asking you questions such as your previous medical history, menses history, genetic factors, mood, behaviors etc before prescribing you with the best remedy. Homeopathic remedies for menopause are safe, non-addictive and serve to eliminate the root cause.
You will start seeing relief from the first consultation itself. Further, follow up consultations allow a homeopath to hit closer to the source.
To reduce the menopausal symptoms and regulate other body functions that are linked with menopause, one needs to take a healthy diet supported with estrogen-containing foods such as plants containing phytoestrogens, fiber, antioxidants, probiotics, etc.
For a more detailed knowledge or the right diet list more specific to you, consult a naturopath.
Some of the common symptoms associated with menopause are inflammation, stress, obesity, unhealthy sleep, etc.
A proper exercise regimen help counter these issues in length and breadth.
It also helps with weight gain and strengthens bones.
A healthy sleep is necessary to combat the symptoms of stress. As research has also shown that a poor sleep is linked to increased cortisol levels. Cortisol which is a stress hormone disrupts the body chemistry in long run and have adverse effects.
Thus a healthy sleep of at least 7-9 hours is recommended.
Lack of proper sleep causes decreased work performance, obesity, susceptibility to anxiety and depression.
Taking healthy sleep keeps you fresh and motivated for rest of the day.
If you are unsatisfied with the conventional modes of treatment and want to heal your body naturally such that the healing occurs not from external adjustments but through the stimulation of inner balancing forces these natural remedies for menopause symptoms are a must try.
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Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath.