How to enjoy the menopause in a relaxed way
Are you plagued by hot flushes? Do you know what it’s like: you’re sitting in a meeting and suddenly you’re overcome by a roll of heat and the sweat just drips from your forehead? To make matters worse, this happens several times a day and even during the night you wake up drenched in sweat because of the heat and can’t get back to sleep. Or you suffer from inner restlessness, dry mucous membranes and mood swings?
How nice it would be to be able to enjoy the menopause in a relaxed way. To consciously experience the time of physical change and the beginning of a new phase of life, and to see the menopause as an opportunity to bring body, mind and soul into harmony. All this without annoying hot flushes, nightly awakenings and with a fulfilled sexuality.
The menopause, also called the climacteric, is a phase of life in which the female hormone balance gradually changes over a period of 5-10 years, causing monthly ovulation to occur less and less frequently and finally the last menstrual period. This change occurs in three phases:
Phase 1: Premenopause
In the premenopause, on average at the age of 40 – 45, hormone production in the ovaries gradually decreases and ovulation stops from time to time. Bleeding is still more or less regular, but at this stage the cycle can become shorter, bleeding can be light or heavy. Fertility is already declining. Often the cause in this phase is not a lack of oestrogen, but insufficiently produced progesterone, so that relatively speaking the oestrogens dominate the metabolism. This is called oestrogen dominance.
Phase 2: Perimenopause
The perimenopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 50. Now, in addition to the decline of the production of progesterone, the production of oestrogen also begins to decline. During this phase, menstrual periods are increasingly often absent. The typical menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, become more frequent as the drop in oestrogen increases. The menopause occurs on average at the age of 51 and is the time of the last menstrual period controlled by the ovary. Only when there has been no more bleeding for a year do we know that the menopause is over. After that, the postmenopause begins.
Phase 3: Postmenopause
After the onset of the menopause, the postmenopause begins, during which the body adjusts to the falling hormone levels. Only very small amounts of oestrogen and progesterone are produced. Especially at the beginning of the postmenopause, many women suffer from hot flushes, night sweats or dryness of the mucous membranes. The postmenopause leads to senility around the age of 65.
Caution with hormone replacement therapy
Hormone replacement therapy is often used to relieve menopausal symptoms. However, this does not solve the cause, but merely delays the problem. In addition, hormone replacement therapy comes with considerable side effects, such as an increased risk of cancer, thrombosis and liver damage. Long-term use of phytohormones, such as red clover or black cohosh (Cimicifuga), or cosmetic products containing oestrogens can also seriously disturb the hormonal balance by creating oestrogen dominance, which further aggravates menopausal symptoms.
Homeopathy for menopausal symptoms
Homeopathic treatment addresses the cause of menopausal symptoms and helps the body to gently rebalance the hormonal system. Oestrogen dominance can be regulated again with homeopathic therapy. In this way, the complaints can be alleviated and often eliminated altogether.
Homeopathy offers excellent remedies that help the body to stimulate its self-healing powers in order to calm the usually excessive reactions of the menopause. When treating menopausal symptoms, I always work holistically. I take into account the hereditary predisposition, the often long-standing use of hormonal contraception as well as previous illnesses, with the aim of strengthening health for the future and preventing future illnesses.
Accompanying the homeopathic treatment I support you with herbal remedies, foot reflexology and nutritional counselling. If necessary, it can be useful to check the exact hormone situation with a saliva hormone test.
Homeopathy for menopausal symptoms, Naturamed practice in Unterägeri, Zug.