Alternative Remedies for Menopausal Symptoms—Index
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Remedies for Menopausal Symptoms—Index

Researched and written by Joan McPhee, MH, WT, 2000

The Menopause Self Help Book by Susan M. Lark, M.D.,
The Wild Rose Scientific Herbal by Terry Willard, Ph.D.,
Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way by Susun S. Weed
are drawn heavily upon for this segment. All references are provided here.

These pages present the role that herbs, homeopathics, supplements, aromatherapy—and more—can play when you are seeking relief from tumultuous menopausal symptoms. This section is about a more natural approach, but many of these remedies can be used in conjunction with, and may even smooth over, the side effects of conventional hormone therapy.

 
Introduction to Herbs Libido and sexual problems
Aching joints and muscle problems Menstrual irregularities:
Anxiety, irritability and insomnia Erratic intervals between flows
Depression and mental fatigue Flooding: Herbal & other aids
Digestive distress Flooding: Homeopathic remedies
Emotional uproar Spotting
Headaches and migraines Palpitations
Heart Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Palpitations Sleep disturbances
High Blood Pressure Sore all over
Hot flashes and night sweats Sore breasts
Hot flashes: Herbal aids Urinary tract symptoms
Hot flashes: Homeopathic remedies Vaginal and bladder changes
Insomnia Water retention
Irritability  
     

Have you seen the list of the 35 common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause?

 

OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL:

Complementary Therapies (ProjectAWARE Links)

Cholesterol: The best foods to lower cholesterol and protect your heart - as discussed by the Mayo Clinic

• Susun Weed's newsletter

• "Vitamins, Immune response and safety" - An interview with Dr. Adrianne Bendich, a clinical research scientist in human nutrition research at Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Nutritional Immunity and was on the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition. She is the co-editor of three books entitled Micronutrients and Immune Functions, Vitamin Intake and Health, and Micronutrients in Health and in Disease Prevention, as well as two Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and chapters in other technical books. Dr. Bendich has chaired or co-chaired several scientific conferences, and she has published more than 75 scientific articles on vitamin biochemistry and safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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