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Homeopathy and Menopausal Symptoms

Homeopathy and Menopausal Symptoms

September 29, 2015

 
Menopause and peri-menopause can be very uncomfortable periods for many women.  Plagued with hot flashes, insomnia, fatigue, vaginal dryness, low libido and a myriad of other symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances, women often suffer for years.  Many conventional allopathic treatments have controversial side effects while Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine that reinforces the body’s own innate ability to heal.  Homeopathy is a viable treatment to address symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause with no side effects and no contra-indications.  Here are a few common homeopathic remedies used to treat menopausal symptoms. 
 
Lachesis: headaches, haemorrhages, weakness, hot flushes and palpitations
 
Sepia: exhausted, weak, profuse perspiration, anger easily, pain on intercourse, vaginal dryness 
 
Folliculinum: weight gain, dizziness, sugar/sweet cravings, cycle irregularities 
 
Pulsatilla:  emotional, changeable moods, restless legs, better open air 
 
Always consult with a Registered Homeopath for a comprehensive consultation.  A trained homeopath will do an indepth homeopathic intake and will prescribe a constitutional remedy that will address your mental, emotional and physical state.  Please see study below that examined the use of homeopathic treatment for hot flashes.       
 
Treating hot flashes in menopausal women with homeopathic treatment – results of an observational study
 
OBJECTIVE: 
There is great controversy concerning treatment for menopausal symptoms. We evaluated homeopathic treatments for hot flushes and their effect on quality of life in menopausal women.
METHODS: 
Open, multi-national prospective, pragmatic and non-comparative observational study of homeopathic treatments prescribed and their effectiveness, observing their impact on quality of life.
RESULTS: 
Ninety-nine physicians in 8 countries took part in this study and included 438 patients with an average age of 55. Homeopathic medicines were prescribed to all patients; 98% of the prescription lines were for homeopathic medicines. Lachesis mutus, Belladonna, Sepia officinalis, Sulphur and Sanguinaria canadensis were the most prescribed. A non-homeopathic treatment and/or food supplement prescribed for 5% of the patients. This observational study revealed a significant reduction (p<0.001) in the frequency of hot flushes by day and night and a significant reduction in the daily discomfort they caused (mean fall of 3.6 and 3.8 points respectively, on a 10cm visual analogue scale; p<0.001). Ninety percent of the women reported disappearance or lessening of their symptoms, these changes mostly taking place within 15 days of starting homeopathic treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: 
The results of this observational study suggest that homeopathic treatment for hot flushes in menopausal women is effective. Further studies including randomized controlled trials should be conducted.
source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18194760

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