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Natural Remedies

Holistic remedies and the more natural approach towards relieving menopause symptoms are more popular now than they have ever been.
Natural herbs
Black cohosh, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, evening primrose oil, yerba mate and maca root have all been linked to helping with many symptoms of the menopause, including hot flushes, fatigue, mood swings and anxiety.

Essential oils
Can have a very calming effect and are a very pleasant way to help lift your moods.
Hot flushes – Peppermint, clary sage or lemon
Moods – Chamomile, jasmine, basil
Fatigue – Ginger, sage,
Relaxing – Lavender, sweet marjoram
Check out The Menopause Secret for lots of beneficial recipes using essential oils, and recommendations for using  natural herbs to help relief many symptoms.

Meditation
Is the way to bring us back to ourselves. In the stillness and silence of meditation we can return to that deep inner nature that we have so long ago lost sight of amid the busyness and distraction of our minds. Meditation affects the body in exactly the opposite ways that stress does – restoring the body to a calm state, and it has been proven to be very beneficial during menopause, helping to control many of the symptoms.

Ayurveda
Is a 5000 year old traditional Indian medical system. This system balances and integrates the mind, body and spirit and is based on the principal that disease is the natural end result of living out of harmony with the environment.

Acupuncture or Acupressure
May also offer some relief from your menopausal symptoms. Acupuncture uses needles, put into the skin at specific points in the body, whereas acupressure uses pressure on these same points.
These points then correspond to your energy (chi) channels, also known as ‘meridians’, which are believed to link to internal organs and unblock energy and balance the flow.

Other therapies that may be beneficial include:
Hypnotherapy
Aromatherapy
Reflexology
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Yoga
Massage