Menopause & Natural Medicine
Menopause begins once menstruation ceases for 12 months. During menopause, which may last up to 4 to 5 years, estrogen levels drop, causing a wide range of symptoms, some of which include:
Conventional approaches to menopause care tend to consist of hormone-replacement therapy (HRT), which is often combined with estrogen therapy.
However, an increasing number of patients desire natural alternatives that pose fewer risks. Holistic menopause treatments with natural medicine work to provide powerful remedies without the unwanted side-effects of standard treatments. Heally can help you find balance and empower your health.
Our bodies have a built-in endocannabinoid system (ECS) that contains cell receptors specifically for cannabinoids. These cell receptors are located throughout the central nervous system as well as the female reproductive system.
When menopause occurs, it disrupts the ECS, which makes cannabis products one of the best natural medicines for menopause.
Different forms of cannabis can be used based on an individual's needs.
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St. John’s Wort
Clinical trials have shown that this herbal supplement is an effective treatment for depression. It is also a valuable supplement to help manage the effects of depression resulting from menopause and general menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes.
Another herbal alternative, black cohosh is helpful for treating a variety of menopause-related symptoms. Many women find it highly effective for reducing the severity and frequency of hot flashes. It also acts as a mood stabilizer, helping to offset the mental and emotional effects of menopause.
Phytoestrogens are naturally-occurring compounds in plants that function similarly to the hormone estrogen. A reduction in the amount of estrogen is a common problem for women experiencing menopause, and phytoestrogens can act as a substitute, producing similar effects where the hormone is lacking. Taking phytoestrogen in combination with vitamin D can help reduce bone loss.