Menopause: Biochemic and Bach Remedies

It’s that time of life that makes you feel you’ve come to the end of the road – and yet, nothing can be further from the truth. For most women, this is the point when they feel they’re old but menopause is just a milestone, nothing more. You cannot and must not let it become the monster it isn’t. True, there are changes but this is so of any phase in life. Like puberty which takes you from childhood to womanhood, menopause too is just a stepping stone into a new phase of your life. For some, they wake up one morning and they’re into the next phase in life. For others, the going’s slow and the interim phase could last a few years. All you need to do is to try to manage or cope with the problems that any change brings along with it. It helps if you look at it from a positive perspective – the beginning of a new kind of freedom.

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Conventional physicians would no doubt advise you to try HRT or hormone replacement therapy. While this could be necessary for some when the changes are too painful to bear, for most women, this is a natural cycle and after a while, the symptoms just disappear. What are the usual symptoms of menopause? Some get hot flashes and night sweats, some have trouble sleeping, some have a few more aches and pains than usual, some have to run to the loo more often, some have much dryer skin and many have mood swings. If none of the symptoms are bad enough to warrant medical help, the best way to go about it is to accept it and deal with it. Of course if you can laugh about it and carry on, nothing could be better!

There are a number of natural remedies that help you cope with the hormonal changes and the physical changes that menopause brings with it. Drink lots of water (you might need to go more often but at least you feel better and there aren’t as many hot flashes). Primrose oil capsules, flaxseed, soy sprouts and a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits help. You need moderate exercise so walk or swim a bit every day. You also need a rich cream for your skin to keep dryness at bay. You need to make sure that you get the required quantity of vitamins and minerals during this time. Vitamin E and Calcium are very important.

The Bach and Biochemic way


Both Bach remedies as well as Biochemic remedies treat menopause as a natural milestone and just help it along with as few undesirable symptoms as possible. They are like tonics and they bring the body back into a state of balance so that it can naturally go from one stage to another. Together, they take care to keep the balance in the body both emotionally as well as physically. Start taking them as soon as you notice changes in your menstrual cycle and keep taking them till you feel completely all right.


Here is the Bach remedy recommended for menopause:


Walnut


Walnut is the remedy for change – any change. So it is great during puberty, when you’re moving, when you’re travelling and of course, when you are going through menopause. Three tablets a day once a day is all it takes to help your menopausal symptoms to become much easier to bear. It reduces the hot flashes and night sweats, it helps with the aches and it contains the mood swings.


And here is the Biochemic remedy:


Kali Phos


This is a remedy for the mind and brain. Kali Phos 6x keeps the brain cells young and active and this goes a long way to helping to cope with menopause. Take four tablets once a day and make sure you take it at least half an hour before or after you take the Walnut tablets. If you suffer from insomnia, take a second dose of four tablets just before you get into bed.

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sabu singh 6 years ago

As brilliant as always Shalini. But tell me, is there anything for male menopause? I have all the symptoms-whenever I see a good-looking woman that is-hot flashes, night sweats,trouble sleeping and so on and so f. Oh and mood swings too, especially when the pink slip is delivered (all too often alas). HELP!!!


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Shalini - I am 100% in favor of treating menopause as a natural occurrence - as I was puberty, giving birth, nursing babies, etc. Menopause, in fact, has many advantages over the earlier phases.

The old saying that "life begins at 40" is true! Actually @ 40 I wasn't into menopause yet, but everything took on a different aspect as I began to "feel more like myself" than before. It was actually liberating!

I'd always had good health habits and started taking care of my skin early - being very fair & sensitive to sun & harsh weather - (which are prevalent where I live) - so I had to learn to protect it (once I became convinced of that!).

I totally recommend drinking lots of water, eating ample fruits & veggies, nuts and other health-giving whole-grain & other good foods. We are "WHAT WE EAT". We do need more calcium as we age - though again - I always had fragile bones and was aware of that and some other vitamins & minerals, as well as using oisturizing creams if we hadn't needed them before. Sometimes I think it's an advantage to have to learn these things earlier in life! haha

And nothing wrong with any of that for guys, too, Sabu!

Water is like a tonic! Hydrating one's insides even helps keep the skin from drying up prematurely (whenever that is - I'm nearing octagenerarianship and am nowhere near there yet! I'm not dried-up, inside or out!)

ATTITUDE is the single MOST beneficial thing, whether it comes from faith or optimism, philosophical serenity, or an active mind & body, - or all of the above - one needs to have nurtured that "inner core" for dealing with life's vagaries & challenges - because they will keep happening if one is alive! Feeling life's experiences is vital to health and happiness. But we must have a buffer-zone for the friction to be absorbed though we still must deal with it.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India Author

Hi Sabu - haha! You are such a funny guy! Great to see you come by!

Nellieanna - thank you so much for your valuable inputs - you really must write a hub on it. Isn't it sad that many women forget what they owe their bodies? These transitions should be natural if we take the proper care. I love the bit about attitude being the single most beneficial thing - too often I've found women letting bitterness become a part of them.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Having entered full menopause this year, I did experience weirdness but not hot flashes, thank God. I also believe in going the natural way, no HRT, its scary bears to put that stuff inside one's body after all the clinical research that shows how negatively it affected many women. Nature is one the best resources for our well being.

Its good to know about the Bach remedies for menopause. I appreciate hubbers like you who share their knowledge, its a blessing!

Nellieanna's input is fantastic! Adds to your hub.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India Author

Hi Marie - maybe you're just so calm, no hot flashes for you :) Yes, we really do need to look to nature for our well being unless things get serious. Thanks for reading!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

There are times when Brother Sabu outdoes me hands down as in this case. Ditto I say :-)


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India Author

haha - you guys! Great to see you livening up a hub like this!


Audrey Mukherjee 6 years ago

The seven dwarfs of menopause---itchy, bitchy,sleepy, sweaty, bloated, forgetful and ALL DRIED UP.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India Author

Aud - LOL! You got all the symptoms down pat! Good to see you come by!


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lotuslove19 6 years ago

I am already following home remedies for menopause but did not try homeopathic medicine ,will go for them and see how they do ,thanks.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India Author

Hi lotuslove - I do hope they work for you!

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