Managing Menopause


For some women menopause is a simple transition to a new stage of life. For many it is a time when unexpected changes occur which can rob quality of life. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) isn’t for everybody but there are other things that can help. Losing excess weight and ensuring regular exercise tops the list for improving wellbeing and helping the body help itself. For some women alcohol and caffeine are strongly associated with hot flushes. Soy products contain the plant hormone like substances called isoflavones which can help symptoms.
A properly supervised detoxification programme is often effective at triggering weight loss and improving hormone metabolism – the result is fewer symptoms. When more help is needed acupuncture and herbal medicines are often very effective in helping with irritability, mood swings, fatigue, insomnia and hot flushes. There is no one miracle herb or nutrient for treating menopausal symptoms, and best results come from individualising herbal formula to each person.