An enormous issue this and I get asked about it all the time. Too complex to deal with here in any really useful manner so I have written a free 15 page Menopause Factsheet for you.
Here is a useful bit from the remedies section for you:
Many herbs are what are known as ‘adaptogenics'; in other words, they help the body adapt to change and balance itself. I would recommend a mixture of herbs like Natural Health Practice's Black Cohosh Plus (designed by Dr Marilyn Glenville) which contain many of the traditional ‘women's' herbs like agnus castus, black cohosh, false unicorn root amongst others. Sage is also good and Biocare do a good menopause product with that in.
Ginkgo biloba can also be very useful if you suffer from cold hands and feet, poor circulation generally, poor memory and an inability to focus or concentrate. Take a standardised dose for at least 12 weeks since some people take longer to respond to it than others, although you should notice a difference after a couple of weeks.
Essential oil mixes can also be very helpful and can be put into lotions to be massaged in as part of your normal routine, or you can inhale them or use them in the bath. Oils that are most useful, although mixes are generally made to suit the individual, include those which act like oestrogens in the body - clary sage, sage, fennel and niaouli, those that support the ovaries including rose and peppermint, those that help anxiety and irritability including ylang ylang, bergamot and the chamomiles, especially German, and those that are generally balancing like geranium.
Massaging 10 drops of cypress in hypericum oil over the lower abdomen will slow a heavy period in around 30 minutes! Putting 1 drop of spikenard in your belly button will ease cramping.
Homeopathic remedies can be useful - Heels Klimaktheel is a complex homeopathic designed especially for menopausal support and we find it very effective, especially if you are anxious and irritable.
Some of the most common single remedies used include:
sepia (flushing, heavy periods, headaches, easily depressed),
lachesis (flooding, irritability, flushes, headache on waking),
pulsatilla (fair haired who cry easily), ....
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