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An estimated 50 million women in the United States have already reached menopause and many of these women suffer from a variety of menopausal symptoms. Nutritional changes for menopause can help by decreasing symptoms and preventing diseases associated with menopause.
Menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life cycle that may cause various symptoms from the decrease in estrogen. Ayurveda can help balance a woman's body naturally to alleviate these symptoms and restore harmony.
Homeopathy offers a safe and simple solution for addressing the changes that occur during menopause and restoring balance to a woman’s body.
Naturopathic Medicine offers diet, herbs, and lifestyle changes to naturally relieve the symptoms of menopause. Naturopathy aims to create balance in a woman’s body, specifically hormonal balance, which is the key disharmony during menopause.
While this time of life can signal a transformation to a more spiritual phase of life accompanied by its own joys, the modern emphasis on youth has sometimes created a feeling in our society that menopause is to be feared or avoided. Thus, synthetic estrogen and other hormones are used to extend sexual youthfulness. The use of these hormones is controversial--it is still not known for certain, though it is suspected, that they can increase the risk of breast cancer. Though studies show that t
Aromatherapy and essential oils provide a natural way to address imbalances and relieve menopausal symptoms without the side effects seen in synthetic hormone treatment.
Menopause represents the end of menstruation. While technically it refers to the final menstrual period, it is not an abrupt event, but a gradual process. Menopause is not a disease that needs to be )....
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can alleviate the symptoms of menopause, balancing the hormonal system, by using herbs, acupuncture and diet therapy in a safe and gentle manner for women.
Herbal support includes hormone regulators and topical applications of plantain salve or St. John's wort oil.
Black cohosh () is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. Its nicknames of squawroot and snakeroot denote its Algonquian heritage and differentiate it from the common snake root plant (). It should aled...
Natural hormone replacement therapy (NHRT) is the use of non-synthetic, bio-identical hormones (estrogens, progesterone, and/or testosterone), derived from plants), to treat hormone imbalances and des....
Herbs that can regulate sexual hormone levels are often recommended, as well as cooling herbs to help reduce hot flashes.
Ayurvedic therapies address female reproductive health issues and restore the inner feeling of divine grace naturally inherent inside all women.
Hot flashes, experienced by large numbers of women and some men as a result of surgical, chemical, or age-in duced changes in estrogen levels, are characterized by a rapid rise and discharge of heat s....
Calcium, magnesium supplementation, along with other important nutrients, weight-bearing exercise, and increased intake of dietary phytoestrogens.
Kegel exercises are recommended, which involves holding the perineum tight for a count of 10 seconds, then releasing for 10 seconds. Do up to 100 rounds, twice daily, and alternate a series of 5 short contractions and a rest with 1 long and 1 rest. Lowered estrogen levels can contribute, as after menopause. Phytoestrogens can be helpful.
Black cohosh is commonly used for women's ailments, such as menopause disorders, PMS, dysmenorrhea, and to facilitate labor in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy (best to consult an herbalist before using). It is also a remedy for rheumatism, bronchitis, tinnitis, and hysteria and is a known muscle relaxant. In Chinese medicine it is used for organ prolapses, headaches, measles, and sore gums due to superficial heat. Other dose forms: as a tea, 1 cup 2 x daily, usually in combination with other her
Herbal support includes digestive tonics, blood-building herbs, and hormone regulators.
Dong quai (, also called Chinese angelica, is a member of the Umbelliferae (Apiaceae), or carrot family. This Oriental medicinal herb is sometimes called the empress of herbs, or female ginseng.Dong t....
Vitex, one of the best-known women's herbs, was recommended by Hippocrates in 450 B.C. and is still used today to help ease undesirable symptoms associated with menstrual imbalances, hormonal difficulties (PMS and menopause), and to increase the supply of mother's milk. It is also used for male teenage acne. Vitex has a taste of ACRID, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.