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Menopause and HRT

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Alternative Medicine for Menopause

Homeopathy

Homeopathic Remedies for Menopausal Discomforts

Depression, Nerves, Irritability

Anxiety

Emotions

Hot Flashes And Night Sweats

Night Sweats

Insomnia

Constipation

Involuntary Urination

Menstruation And PMS

Sex: Painful intercourse

Vaginal Dryness

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.

Homeopaths generally avoid giving multiple remedies 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
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Bellis perennis, which is indicated when the woman is frequently tired and has a constant backache.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Amyl Nitrosum

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Belladonna

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Cactus Grandiflorus.

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Caulophyllum

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Gelsemium. Glonoine

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Ignatia

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Kali Carbonicum

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Kreosotum.

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Lachesis

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Murex

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Nux Moschata

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Nux Vomica

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Oophorinum

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Pulsatilla

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Sulphur

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Ustilago

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Maydis

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Zincum Valerianum.

Depression, Nerves, Irritability
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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.

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Arum Metallicum for depression accompanied by recurring thoughts of suicide and feelings of being unloved.

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Belladonna, for excitability, restlessness and mental hyperactivity. Symptoms better in darkness, quiet, resting, sitting up and worse in light, noise, cold air.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Passiflora Incarnata, for calming and soothing the nervous system.

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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.

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Stramonium, for anger, irritability with many fears. Symptoms improve with light and warmth, worsen with darkness.

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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.

See Also: Depression Infocenter in Holisticonline.com

Anxiety
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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.

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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.

See Also: Anxiety Infocenter in Holisticonline.com

Emotions
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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.

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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.

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Pulsatilla, for moodiness, sadness with craving for consolation; especially helps the person whose nature is generally changeable, with a tendency to be weepy.

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Stramonium, for anger, irritability with many fears; nocturnal fear. Symptoms improve with light and warmth, worsen with darkness.

Hot Flashes And Night Sweats
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Sepia is good for hot flashes which leave you nauseated, worn out, weak, and depressed.

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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.

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Pulsatilla for hot flashes whose symptoms occur more when you're indoors, leave you chilled, and emotional.

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Belladonna will aid flashes that concentrate on your face and you feel irritated and restless; there may be palpitations.

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Valeriana aids hot flashes accompanied by profuse sweating and which are centered on your face.

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Ferrum Metallicum is good for relieving sudden hot flashes and exhaustion.

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Other applicable homeopathic preparations for hot flashes:

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Use only one at a time.

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Amyl Nitrosum

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Sanguinaria

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Cimicifuga Racemosaic

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Aconitum Napellus

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Glonoine

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Ignatia

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Manganum Aceticum

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Sulphur

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Sumbul

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Ustilago Maydis.

Night Sweats
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Nux Vomica, for night sweats that leave you chilled and irritable.

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Sulphur is good for night sweats that make you extremely thirsty and heat sensitive.

Other single remedies for night sweats:

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Populus Tremuloides

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Salvia

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Pilocarpus Microphyllus.

Profuse perspiration
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Lachesis

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Sepia

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Sulphuricum Acidicum - Sulphuricum Acidicum is especially useful if the hot flash leaves you trembling and is worse at night and when exercising.

Insomnia

Do not try more than one remedy at a time. Consult a homeopathic physician before attempting any remedies.
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Aconitum Napellus, for physical and mental restlessness; sleeplessness with tossing and turning and nightmares; and for the after effects of fright. Symptoms worse at night, better after sweating.

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Arsenicum album, which is indicated when the woman is chilly and frightened of dying. She tends to wake up in the middle of the night and restlessly walks around the house.

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Belladonna, for insomnia, excitability, restlessness and mental hyperactivity.

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Chamomilla, for hypersensitivity to pain with irritability; inconsolable; sleepiness during the day and insomnia in the evening. Symptoms better with heat and riding in a car and worse when angered.

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Coffea crude, which is indicated when the woman is filled with thoughts and ideas, her emotions swinging. She is sensitive to noise and can't stop thinking about things.

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Lycopodium clavatum, which is indicated when the woman is physically weak but has a sharp mind. Although lacking in self-confidence, she tends to 'rise to the occasion.' She tends to wake up in the very early morning and can't stop thinking about things long enough to get back to sleep.

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Passiflora Incarnata, for insomnia, calming and soothing the nervous system

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Sulphur, which is indicated when the woman is depressed, weak and lazy. She tends to argue and grumble a lot and suffer from recurring symptoms. She is a very light sleeper, often awakened by small noises.

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Viburnum Opulus, for restless sleep. Improvement of symptoms occurs with rest, applied pressure, and open air, but worsen before menses, with fright, jarring, or in a closed room.

Other single remedies:

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Absinthium

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Aconitum Napellus

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Anacardium

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Arsenicum Album

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Avena Sativa

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Belladonna

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Calcarea Carbonica

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Camphora

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Chamomilla

See Also: Sleep Infocenter in Holisticonline.com

Constipation
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Sepia

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Hydrastis

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Magnesia Muriatica

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Magnesia Phosphorica

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Iris Versicolor.

Involuntary Urination

Due to a thinner bladder after menopause, most women experience the occasional minor leaking of urine upon laughing, sneezing, or other activities that put stress on the bladder. If the problem amounts to more than that, your homeopath may prescribe remedies such as:
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Pulsatilla for use when you feel insecure about whether you can "hold it" or not. Urination feels imminent almost constantly, though it's not a "full bladder" feeling.

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Zincum Metallicum for chronic "dribbles" or slight leakages.

Menstruation And PMS

Irregular periods are common during the onset of menopause. Some of your periods may be late, some may arrive early, some heavy, some light, or there may be a little spotting at ovulation or other times between periods. If you bleed twice as long as usual or spotting continues for 10 or more days, consult a professional for advice.
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Borax, for menses too early; nausea; colic. Symptoms are better around 11PM., with pressure, and with cold weather, but are worse with up or down motion and after menses.

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Cimicifuga Racemosa, for painful menstruation with irritability; exhaustion with oversensitivity to pain and general sick feeling. Symptoms seem better when wrapped warmly, in the open air, and with continuous motion, but are worse with suppressed or delayed periods, alcohol, and/or sitting still.

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Colocynthis, for abdominal, cramping pains generally on left side; spasms. Symptoms improve with hard pressure to area of pain, rest, doubling-up; are worse with emotionalism; anger; before and after urination.

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Lachesis Mutus, for profuse menstruation or "flooding" accompanied by bloating and irritability, even rage. Blood flow is thick and dark. Symptoms are better in the open air and after emotional out- bursts, but worse during and after sleep, in warmth, and in the sunlight.

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Magnesia Phosphorica, for abdominal, cramping pains generally on the right side; headaches; colic. Symptoms improve with menstrual flow, warmth, pressure, doubling-up; worsen with cold air, night, touch, exhaustion.

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Natrum Muriaticum, for flooding with irregular, prolonged periods, tears, exhaustion, headache, water retention, and salt cravings. Symptoms seem better in the open air, after rest, sweating, deep breathing, and irregular meals, but worse between 9 and 11 A.M., in the sun, or in heat.

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Sepia, good for flooding especially if periods are close together and there is bloating, depression, constipation, headache, backache, and hot flashes. Symptoms seem better after strenuous exercise, crossing legs, and after sleep and worse after getting wet, in cold air, with anger, and right before your period.

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Other homeopathic remedies for flooding/heavy bleeding:

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Belladonna (bright red flow with clots, headaches);

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Ipecacuanha (bright red continuous flow);

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Sabina (clotting, intense cramping);

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Sulphur (with drenching sweat).

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Chamomilla

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Trillium Pendulum

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Argentum Metallicum

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Cimicifuga Racemose

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Plumbum Metallicum

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Sedum

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Ustilago Maydis.

Try only one at a time.

PMS
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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.

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Lac Caninum, for painful swelling of the breasts. Symptoms seem better in the open air and after cold drinks, but worse for touch, jarring, cold air, wind, and after sleep.

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Pulsatilla, for heaviness, achiness in legs before menses. This especially seems to help generally changeable, weepy persons.

Sex: Painful intercourse
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Apis mellifica, which is indicated when the woman is restless, tearful and apathetic. She may feel sluggish and feverish, especially in the afternoon. Her vagina feels "tight."

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Belladonna, which is indicated when the woman is a dreamer whose symptoms are made worse by noise or being touched. Her vagina feels sore and burning, and she may bleed after engaging in intercourse.

Vaginal Dryness
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Belladonna for a vagina that is painfully dry and extremely sensitive.

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Bryonia is useful for those who feel dry all over, including dry stools as well as vagina.

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Lycopodium for dry skin, dry vagina, and dried up self-confidence.

Other single remedies:

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Aconitum Napellus

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Apis Mellifica

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Ferrum Phosphoricum

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Hydrophobinum

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Natrum Muriaticum

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Spiranthes

Do not try more than one remedy at a time.

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