Before you begin any natural menopause treatments or therapy at all, consult your doctor. He can tell you of any risk that may arise if you decide to use HRT and give you advise on certain lifestyle changes that could benefit your menopause symptoms. This could include excersise and any suppliments such as calcium and magnesium that can also help against osteoporosis. If you are on HRT you should not take any herbal suppliments before talking to an herbalist or doctor.
OK. Lets get into the actual topic of this article and take a look at the 7 natural menopause treatments that are listed here for you.
Black Cohosh has been used for donkeys years as a natural treatment for many things but especially for the menopause. Intensive research has proven that it can beat hot flushes and night sweating. This herb helps to stimulate the ostrogen receptors exactly where they are are needed, for instance in the bones, but not in other places where it could be harmful, such as the breast. Studies have also proven that the herb can be used by women who cannot use oestrogen replacement therapy. This is definitely one of the best natural menopause treatments you should try first. This herb can also be used for irregular periods and period pains.
Sage Leaf is really one of the oldest herbs we know and has been used for centuries against sore throat, gum disease and is very good to against hot flushes and night sweating.
It’s potential has been proven in a study with 30 women, where 20 of the women were totally cleared of hot flushes and night sweating. The other 10 women also had different levels of success. As memory loss and lack of concentration is also an issue in the menopause, sage leaf used as one of the natural menopause treatments can also improve these symptoms.
Agnus Castus is an herb that can help against hot flushes and mood changes in the menopause. Agnus Castus can be very helpful against heavy periods and breast pains during PMS. This natural menopause treatment works as a stimulant on the pituitary gland which in turn helps to lower the levels of FSH, and balances the hormones. Studies have proven that Agnus Castus is an excellent treatment for PMS and has the same effect as an antidepressant on lifting the moods of women.
St John’s Wort is very well known for beating depression and helping to combat mood swings. In a German study (which is where I studied natural medicine), they actually proved that this herb could boost sex drive in post-menopausal women. However, that is not the only good news from this natural menopause treatment. Anxiety, depression and loss of libido are all known side effects of the menopause. A Womans Health study concluded that St John’s Wort could tackle these disorders related to menopausal transition.
Red Clover is rich in isoflavones which have the same effect as oestrogen in the body. Also very effective against hot flushes and night sweating.Red Clover has been proven in studies in Holland and Australia to drastically combat hot flushes, and it was discovered that it could improve heart health in menopausal women which makes this a very important natural menopause treatment.
Omega-3 fatty acids, of which I claim to use the best source myself, are found in oily fish and can also be found in pumkin and flax seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential part of anyones diet. They can be used to beat hot flushes, vaginal dryness, dry skin and joint pains. If you are lacking omega-3 fats, you can suffer from forgefulness, fatigue, aching joints, dry skin, lifeless hair and cracked nails. As you probably know, all these symptoms increase in the menopause. Omega-3′s fight these conditions and many other menopause symptoms so do yourself a favour and include Omega-3 fatty acids as one of your natural menopause treatments.
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Last but not least, Phytoestrogens are found in foods such as soya, chickpeas, and lentils have an oestrogen like-effect on the body. Because phytoestrogens mimic oestrogen, they can help to tackle many menopausal symptoms. Soya has been found to help beat hot flushes and balance hormone levels. As one of your natural menopause treatments, higher your consume of soya, tofu, miso, lentils and kidney beans to boost your phytoestrogen level.
That just about covers my 7 natural menopause treatments and I sincerely hope this is a helpfull guide for some. Above all it is very important that the women who are going through this transition, get some excersise in their daily routine. It is really not hard and can actually be fun. Swimming, volley ball, badmington, cycling, walking, running etc. etc. there is enough to do that is fun to do. Take time out for yourself.
If you don’t change what you are doing today, all your tomorrows will look like yesterdays!