We all know that menopause is a natural part of life. However for some women this experience can wreak havoc on their life. I hope this is not you, but if so then you are in the right place. Over the next several weeks I am going to be sharing with you alternative medicine and natural healing methods to help relieve your menopause symptoms. So be sure and check your email each week.
Before diving into the various methods, let’s take a look at some of the many symptoms that can be impacting your quality of life.
Some of the other symptoms a woman may experience include erratic mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, and dizziness. Depression, anxiety, and irritability are often caused by the sudden hormonal changes as well as trying to cope with all the other symptoms.
Symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats can be difficult to cope with as they often lead to anxiety and stress as well as disturbed sleep. This disturbed sleep can lead to difficulty concentrating and memory lapses, which would be frustrating for anyone. Personal relationships can also sometimes suffer when the mood swings and irritability are unleashed on the people closest to the woman experiencing the symptoms.
However, since the Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI), was conducted in July of 2002, hormone replacement therapy has no longer been considered to be safe for long-term use in all post-menopausal women.
The WHI study, showed that HRT put women at a higher risk for breast cancer, stroke, blood clots, and heart disease. It is not worth the risk. So what is a woman to do?
Well, what many women have done is turned to natural and alternative medicine remedies to deal with symptoms and to improve quality of life. Are you wondering what your options are? There are many alternative options available to deal with menopause symptoms that can avoid the use of hormone replacement therapy and have considerably fewer risks involved.
Some alternatives to HRT include acupuncture, hypnosis, paced breathing, mindful breathing, phytoestrogens such as maca or black cohosh, and aerobic exercise. Yoga, meditation, massage, and tai chi are also all effective at helping to reduce some of the various symptoms of menopause that a woman may experience.
Over the next several weeks I will be discussing the benefits of these natural and alternative methods for menopause relief in more detail. I will also be sharing information about an exciting program coming in April, by my colleague, Dr. Anna Cabeca. She is the brains behind Mighty Maca. My top natural remedy recommendation to relieve menopause symptoms. So be sure and watch for that.
P.S. Always consult a physician for any medical problems you may have. This information is not intended as medical advice.