Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tell Me Your Problems - Menopause Remedies

Today's Questions comes from Phoenix, AZ.

Dear Cher,

What are the best remedies for menopausal symptoms?


Dear HF,

Menopause and Peri-menopause can come with so many symptoms including: Hot flashes, Night sweats, Irregular Periods, Lower Libido, Mood Swings, Foggy Brain, Insomnia, and
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more. Much of this is do to hormonal imbalances as your body is phasing out your reproductive years. Some things that are commonly advised are: eating a well balanced diet which includes some organic soy products; Finding ways to reduce stress such as Yoga & Meditation; Regular Exercise; and using herbs like Black Cohosh, Passionflower, Fennel & others.

Aromatherapy is not something most ladies think of when Menopause hits, but it can help ease so many of the symptoms and offer additional health benefits. And it is so pleasant to use.

The first two essential oils that come to mind are Clary Sage and Geranium. Both of these oils help balance female hormones with the added benefits of stress reduction and aiding sleep. Geranium oil can also help reduce bloating and  treat many skin problems. Add a few drops of each to a bath or make a massage oil Read The Many Methods of Aromatherapy  to learn how to use essential oils.

For Hotflashes, Nightsweats and Foggy Brain a mister made with Peppermint, Spearmint, Basil and/or Cypress, could instantly cool you down and clear your mind.

To keep your periods as regular as possible, a number of essential oils are recommended including, Carrot Seed, Celery Seed, Angelica Seed or Root, Fennel, Hyssop, Juniper Berry, Parsley, and many more. Mix a few drops of any of these in your bath along with Geranium and Clary Sage oils and take a long soak a few days before your period is due.

To keep the sex appeal in your life, you might try Rose and/or Jasmine essential oils. Mix a drop of one or one of each with a quarter of an ounce of geranium or lavender oils to make it last. This could help relax you, ease your stress, and encourage a stronger libido. You can use this in lotions, baths, massage oils, misters, or put a drop on each pillow.

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