Homeopaths treat the menopausal symptoms by constitutional treatment. This is the process by which a homeopathic physician selects and administers a woman’s own constitutional remedy based on the totality of her symptoms and her physical, mental and emotional state. This strengthen the body’s vital defenses and restore a healthy balance and sense of well-being. Most of the major homeopathic remedies may be used for the symptoms of menopause.(such casetaking by a practioner takes on average 2 hours) This is NOT A DO IT YOURSELF protocol.
Homeopaths generally avoid giving multiple remedies (NO combination formulas sold over the counter) simultaneously.
A second dose is not to be used until the first has ceased to act. Once the body begins to heal, no more remedies are given or should be taken.
Consult a homeopathic physician to determine appropriate remedy for you as each case is different.
Homeopathic Remedies for Menopausal Discomforts
Cimicifuga racemosa, which is indicated when the woman is very talkative and restless. Her emotions may owing from troubled to happy, and she may be fearful of disease or death. She often has headaches and a feeling of doom centered in her stomach.
Sanguinaria, which is indicated when the right side of the body is more troubled than the left. The woman suffers from itching all over her body, heavy vaginal discharge, sore breasts and headaches on the right side of her head.
Sepia, which is indicated when the woman is worn out and weak. She is likely to be sad and to display indifference to her job or family. She feels cold, despite flushing often. She shies away from intercourse because it is difficult or painful for her.
Menopause-Depression, Nerves, Irritability……..
Aconitum napellus, which is indicated for physical and mental restlessness; sleeplessness with tossing and turning and nightmares; and for the after effects of fright. The woman feel anxious and fearful. She feels better after resting or being outside, but worse at night or when lying on her left side.
Arum Metallicum for depression accompanied by recurring thoughts of suicide and feelings of being unloved.
Belladonna, for excitability, restlessness and mental hyperactivity. Symptoms better in darkness, quiet, resting, sitting up and worse in light, noise, cold air.
Chamomilla, for hypersensitivity to pain with irritability; inconsolable; sleepiness during the day and insomnia in the evening. Symptoms are relieved by heat and riding in a car and worse when angered.
Gelsemium Sempervirens, for apprehension and exhaustion. Symptoms seem better after urination, sweating, shaking, reclining with head high, but worse after emotionalism, smoking, or when in humid environment.
Ignatia Amara, for emotional stress; sighing; nervousness; in effects of grief. Symptoms seem improved by swallowing, eating, and urination and worse with emotionalism, smoking, touch, and worry.
Lachesis Mutus, is indicated when the woman is talkative, suspicious, thin and moody. She prefers to be by herself and may be especially depressed in the morning. Symptoms are better in the open air and after outbursts, but worse during and after sleep, in warmth and in the sunlight.
Nux Vomica, for irritability, anger, impatience; hyper excitability and sensitivity; excessive fault finding. Symptoms improve after naps and outbursts, but are worse in early morning, drafts, or after alcohol, coffee, or slight disturbances.
Passiflora Incarnata, for calming and soothing the nervous system.
Septa, for a tendency to depression with feelings of wanting to with- draw from the world and everyone in it; uninterested in sex; irritable. Symptoms seem better after strenuous exercise, crossing legs, and after sleep and worse after getting wet, in cold air, with anger, and before your period.
Stramonium, for anger, irritability with many fears. Symptoms improve with light and warmth, worsen with darkness.
Viburnum Opulus, for excitability and restless sleep. Improvement of symptoms occur with rest, applied pressure, and open air, but worsen before menses, with fright, jarring, or in a closed room.
Arsenicum album, which is indicated when the woman is cool, restless and has fears of great disease or death. She is fault- finding and demanding. Even minimal activity tires her out. Symptoms are worse when she is cold, during wet weather and late at night. Heat makes her feel better.
Borax, which is indicated when the woman is nervous and annoyed by sudden noises or activity. She may become nauseated by excessive anxiety, and hot flashes may keep her awake at night. Noise, warm weather and downward motion increase her symptoms, while pressure and cold water decrease them.
Chamomilla, for hypersensitivity to pain with irritability; inconsolable; sleepiness during the day and insomnia in the evening. Symptoms are made better by heat and riding in a car, and worse when angered.
Ignatia Amara, for emotional stress; sighing; nervousness; ill effects of grief. Symptoms seem improved by swallowing, eating, and urination and worse with emotionalism, smoking, touch, and worry.
Pulsatilla, for moodiness, sadness with craving for consolation; especially helps the person whose nature is generally changeable, with a tendency to be weepy.
Stramonium, for anger, irritability with many fears; nocturnal fear. Symptoms improve with light and warmth, worsen with darkness.
Menopause-Hot Flashes And Night Sweats
Sepia is good for hot flashes which leave you nauseated, worn out, weak, and depressed.
Lachesis Mutus is another remedy for hot flashes, especially if they seem to originate at the top of your head. Symptoms are better in the open air and after outbursts, but worse before and after sleep, in warmth and in the sunlight.
Pulsatilla for hot flashes whose symptoms occur more when you’re indoors, leave you chilled, and emotional.
Belladonna will aid flashes that concentrate on your face and you feel irritated and restless; there may be palpitations.
Valeriana aids hot flashes accompanied by profuse sweating and which are centered on your face.
Ferrum Metallicum is good for relieving sudden hot flashes and exhaustion.
Other applicable homeopathic preparations for hot flashes:
Use only one at a time.
Nux Vomica, for night sweats that leave you chilled and irritable.
Sulphur is good for night sweats that make you extremely thirsty and heat sensitive.
Other single remedies for night sweats:
Sulphuricum Acidicum – Sulphuricum Acidicum is especially useful if the hot flash leaves you trembling and is worse at night and when exercising.
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