Manage Menopause Symptoms using Natural Treatments

You can manage menopause symptoms if the ones you are experiencing include hot flushes, bewildering mood swings, fatigue, cognitive impairment, insomnia and depression. You might even find these physical and emotional changes overwhelming, debilitating  and  extremely  frustrating.
Even though they greatly impact the quality of life of the menopausal woman, the good thing is that they can be treated naturally. Here’s a run down of the common symptoms of menopause:

    • Hot flushes
    • Night sweats
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Dry skin
    • Headaches
    • Irritability
    • Weight gain
    • Low libido
    • Fatigue
    • Changes in the menstrual cycle, such as longer, shorter or irregular periods
    • Lighter bleeding during your period
    • Unpredictable and heavy bleeding

If you aren’t coping well with these physical or emotional changes of menopause, Naturopaths at Your Wellness Centre in Ringwood can help you with the natural treatment options available to support you during this time.

Natural Menopause Treatment
Use these 3 helpful tips to help you manage the Symptoms of Menopause.

1.  Healthy Eating to help Manage Menopause Symptoms.

Making positive changes to your diet can reduce the symptoms of menopause.

  • Phytoestrogens (plant oestrogens) replace some natural oestrogens lost during menopause, and may reduce menopausal symptoms – good sources of phytoestrogens include organic soy products such as tofu, linseeds, whole grains and legumes.
  • Eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Include lean meat, fish or chicken in your diet.
  • Drink six to eight glasses of filtered water  daily.
  • Decrease caffeine intake (coffee, tea, soft-drinks).
  • Limit alcohol to one to two standard glasses, or less, per day.

2.  Herbal Medicines to Relieve Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Menopause

A combination of traditional Chinese herbs may help with emotional symptoms of menopause. Bupleurum, Chinese peony, dong quai, licorice and ginger are all herbs that may work in synergy to relieve depression, irritability and headaches associated with  menopause.
Physical symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushing, night  sweats, lower back pain and dry skin may be relieved with herbs such as rehmannia, Chinese yam, and zizyphyus.

3.  Regular Physical Activity

Aim for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week to maintain general health, control weight and help keep your bones strong and healthy. Exercise is so important at this stage of life and if you find it difficult to exercise enough each week, try joining a walking group, an aerobics class, a yoga class or finding an exercise buddy to help you achieve your exercise goals!

Looking Forward to a Bright and Healthy Future!
When you manage menopause symptoms effectively you can look forward to enjoying a new phase of your life. The ‘Change of Life’ often causes women to reassess many areas of their lives, and it is the ideal time for you to review your lifestyle choices and make your own health a priority. We can support you through menopause so you can focus on a healthy future with strong bones, a healthy heart, energy and vitality.

Ring 9879 9596 to talk to naturopaths at Your Wellness Centre in Ringwood about your menopausal symptoms and a personalised treatment protocol that can be created just for you!


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