A stage after which each women realizes that a month has 30 days not 25!!!! But is it so easy to sail through this life changing event? Homeopathy can definitely make the journey less traumatic by lessening most of the symptoms.

The menopause is that stage of a woman’s life when her reproductive system starts to twist down, causing a extensive range of symptoms, some of which can be very upsetting and debilitating. The huge majority of women will start to experience the so-called “change of life” in their late 40s but symptoms may persist after a woman has passed her 60th birthday. The main symptoms experienced are hot flushes, night sweats, bladder problems such as cystitis and infections, depressed mood, reduced sex drive, forgetfulness and reduced concentration. For most women, symptoms will last two to three years, starting with an irregularity of periods and ending with the periods completely stopping. After 12 months, a woman who has not experienced any periods is commonly said to have gone through the menopause and to be “post-menopausal”. Any vaginal bleeding after this time should always be reported to a doctor as it could be an early sign of endometrial cancer (cancer of the womb).

In our experience, there is no single complementary therapy or medication that works for all women .There are, however, several homeopathic medicines which can be effective at relieving menopausal symptoms. It is especially important, however, to try to see a medical homeopath as a prescription will work better if holistic and customized to the individual.

There is help available for this time of upheaval and the fact that it often coincides with children “flying the nest” or other life events does not always make it easier to manage. If one feel that the symptoms are adversely affecting her life and wellbeing, they should not hesitate to contact homeopathic doctor.