HOMEOPATHY AND MENOPAUSE
The menopause represents the gradual process of the end of menstruation for women. It is a natural life transition that can produce irregular , heavy or painful periods and problems such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia , mood swings , concentration and memory problems, vaginal dryness , fatigue, depression , headaches , heart palpitations , loss of libido, weight gain ect.
Homeopathy is a medical therapy that will treat menopausal symptoms avoiding the most of the side effects and adverse reactions of conventional medical treatment such as: increased risk of blood clots, heart disease and strokes and certain types of cancer.
It is a holistic way of treatment and will look at the person as a whole, and not just prescribe a remedy for hot flushes.
Prescribing in this way the overall imbalance will be treated and not only the hot flushes will be removed but also the overall health will be improved.
USEFUL HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
Lachesis : is an important remedy during menopause .Women needing this remedy feel worse in the morning , can’t stand the heat , tight clothing at the neck or waist.
· Periods profuse.
· Worse before menses , pains and mood better once the flow starts.
· Hot Flashes
· Hot sweats
Sepia: is mainly a female remedy , known as the washer-woman’s remedy . Women who need this remedy are worn down, exhausted, weepy, weak perspire profusely and are indifferent to loved ones. The take pleasure from hurting loved ones and this is not because they don’t love their family but because they are exhausted.
· Dry vagina
· Pain on intercourse
· Lack the desire or aversion to sex.
· Better from activity
· Better from open air.
· Menses Scanty
· Uterine prolapse.
Folliculinum: A precious remedy for women who may have used the Pill and also useful for symptoms during menopause. It covers the whole range of physical and mental symptoms we may find at this time. Often there is a history of abuse or very strict upbringing. She becomes addictive to rescuing people, she is unfocused and has no individuality , she has become a door mat.
· Hot flashes
· Night sweats
· Dizziness and faintness
· Puts on weight easily
· Cycle irregularities
· Abdominal heaviness
· Vaginal dryness
Calcium Carbonicum: A very useful remedy during menopaus for responsible , dutiful and hardworking women. They are always worried and have a strong focus on security with lots of anxieties around money and health.
· Hot Flashes
· Head and neck wet with perspirations worse during sleep.
· Metrorrhagia especially around the time of menopause.
· Leukorrhea , acrid or milky worse between menses
· Menses ’ too profuse , lasting long”.
Pulsatilla : Another great remedy for menopause. The woman needing this remedy is of a gentle and mild disposition, easilymoving to laughter or tears. She has changeable moods and is easily irritated . She feels better in fresh air and worse in a worm stuffy room.
· Irregular menstruation .
· Menses painful.
· Nausea and vomiting.
· Difficulty sleeping because of hot flashes.
· Restless legs at night.
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