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Homeopathy and Menopause

Menopause usually occurs in women between the ages of 40 and 55. While for some women menopause can last for months or years, giving rise to a variety of troublesome symptoms, many women do not experience unpleasant symptoms at all. Instead they find liberation from periods, and experience enhanced energy. The menopause is often welcomed as an opportunity to change old habits and to develop new interests. It is a time of transition, when unresolved issues from the past often surface. Looking at these old habits and letting them go often helps one to move on, into a positive new phase of life.

What happens during menopause?

During menopause the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which control the menstrual cycle, are produced in lower quantities until periods stop altogether. Other hormones including follicle-stimulating hormones and luteinising hormone, now produced in higher quantities, can give rise to the unwanted symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats, which are the most common. For some women, symptoms include mood swings, depression, irritability, fatigue, panic attacks, palpitations, vaginal dryness, muscle and bone pain, and sometimes weight-gain.

How can homeopathy help?

Homeopathy offers remedies to balance and support women throughout their whole lives, including puberty, pregnancy and childbirth, as well as menopause. During these important stages of life, homeopathic treatment will give you more confidence, a happier perspective, a clearer sense of self and of what you want out of life.

A homeopath will make an assessment of your needs as a whole person, including the mental, emotional and physical problems associated with menopause. This means that your feelings and life situations, as well as physical symptoms, are taken into account when finding the best remedy for you as an individual. Hormonal imbalances respond particularly well to homeopathic treatment. Menopause is a natural process, so it makes sense to treat it naturally with diet, exercise, and homeopathy. These methods enable you to take charge of your health and to go forward with joy and confidence to the next phase of your life. By taking good care of your health at this time, you will be laying the basis for good health in your later years.

General Health

Not all problems that occur at the time of the menopause are due to hormonal changes in the body. There might be different reasons for the health problems you experience. For many women this time of life corresponds with other changes, such as children leaving home, which may be stressful; or there may chronic underlying conditions that resurface and gain strength. Whatever the problem, homeopathy, in the hands of a qualified homeopath, can smooth the passage through this stage in your life.

Homeopathy and transition

Menopause is not the only important transition in the lives of human beings. Some people believe that we experience phases of transition every 7 years. Puberty, pregnancy, and post-partum are times of major change, and any of the health issues that may arise in these times can also benefit from homeopathic treatment. Men as well as women experience transitional changes around the late forties or fifties, and may also benefit from a fresh look at diet and lifestyle. They may also be helped by homeopathic treatment, in order to make the best preparation for the next stages in life.