Menopause or the "change of life" is the time of a woman’s life where the ovaries stop producing eggs, resulting in the cessation of menstruation. Associated with this natural process is a reduction of blood and tissue estrogen and other sexual hormones. Many symptoms are associated with menopause, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
Treatment Plan for Menopause
While this time of life can signal a transformation to a more spiritual phase of life accompanied by its own joys, the modern emphasis on youth has sometimes created a feeling in our society that menopause is to be feared or avoided. Thus, synthetic estrogen and other hormones are used to extend sexual youthfulness. The use of these hormones is controversial–it is still not known for certain, though it is suspected, that they can increase the risk of breast cancer. Though studies show that the hormones can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, this can be accomplished with natural methods, like increased exercise, proper diet and herbs, with less risk and more benefit to overall health. The most widely used herbs for easing symptoms are hormone regulators, herbal estrogen support, and uterine blood moving herbs. Blood building herbs, digestive stimulants and tonics for the nervous system, adrenal system and immune system are also helpful, when there are deficiencies of these systems.
Herbal Remedies for Menopause
Related Menopause conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.