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Posted on 3:20pm Friday 1st Mar 2013
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As women approach middle age their ovaries become less active, producing less of the hormones which regulate their periods. Eventually periods stop altogether, this event is called the menopause. Many women are symptom-free during this time, but some experience debilitating symptoms which interfere with their lives for several years. The most common symptoms are hot flushes, night sweats, interrupted sleep, headaches, mood swings and reduced interest in sex.
A study in an NHS Well Woman clinic in Sheffield showed that 81% of patients having homeopathic treatment reported improvement in menopause symptoms including hot flushes and sweats, tiredness, anxiety, sleeping difficulties, mood swings and headaches.(1)
A homeopathic consultation explores the exact details of how menopause symptoms are being experienced along with general health and wellbeing levels in order to match them to the most appropriate treatment. There are many homeopathic treatments which have been traditionally used for women's symptoms of hormonal imbalance, including Pulsatilla, Sepia and Calc Carb.
Treatment is in the form of palatable dissolving pills or liquid drops which are taken until symptoms improve, not usually on a long-term basis.
Reiki treatment may be beneficial if high levels of stress are being experienced.
1. Relton C, Weatherley-Jones E. Homeopathy Service in a National Health Service community menopause clinic: audit of clinical outcomes. Menopause Int, 2005; 11(2):72-3