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Hot Flashes During Menopause – Homeopathy can Work Wonders

homeopathic medicines for hot flashes A hot flash is a sudden and intense feeling of heat that is felt on the upper parts of the body, like the face, chest, and neck. There is a sensation of heat which may be accompanied by redness of the face, night sweats, increased heartbeat and, sometimes, a tingling in the fingers. These symptoms are very commonly noted in menopausal and peri-menopausal females. However, other disorders (like diabetes mellitus) may also cause hot flashes. Homeopathic medicines for hot flashes includes medicines like Sepia, Amylenum Nitrosum, and Lachesis Muta.

Hot flashes usually occur in women between the age group of 40-55 years. Some females also experience these during their regular cycles. They tend to occur more during the night and tend to affect sleep.

An episode of a hot flash can last for between one to five minutes, or occur multiple time in an hour. In some cases, it occurs less frequently, (like a few times a week or month) while some experience it daily. These hot flashes can last for approximately six months to a year but can last longer in some women.

Top Homeopathic Medicines for Hot flashes

Homeopathy has a natural solution for hot flashes. With the help of natural homeopathic medicines, hot flashes can be reduced to negligible levels, thereby improving the quality of life.

1. Sepia: For Hot Flashes with Weakness

Sepia is a medicine indicated for hot flashes in a female during the menopausal period. Sweat accompanies the episodes of hot flashes. Another fundamental indicative feature of Sepia is that there is marked weakness with a tendency to faint (along with the hot flashes). There is a lack of energy with a feeling of fatigue. It very helpful for all the ailments arising during climacteric/menopausal period and is suitable for individuals who are emotionally very sensitive and can become easily nervous.

Key Indications for Using Sepia:
– Weakness
– Fatigue
– Emotional Sensitivity

2. Amylenum Nitrosum: For Hot flashes with Excessive Sweat

Amylenum Nitrosum is a remedy for hot flashes where there is excessive perspiration. Its sphere of action is on the vasomotor nerves which affect the arteries and capillaries (causing their dilatation). Therefore, it is one of the top remedies for hot flashes. Hot flashes which are followed by an episode of drenching sweats is a marked feature of this remedy. One may also experience headaches along with the hot flashes. There is a prominent flushing of the face. Episodes of hot flashes are usually followed by a period of coldness and pallor (paleness). There can be a throbbing sensation in the whole body during the hot flashes. Also, helpful in cases where there is a history of heart complaints along with the hot flashes.

Key Indications for Using Amylenum:

– Excessive Perspiration
– Headaches
– Flushing of Face

3. Lachesis Muta: For Hot flashes at Menopause

Lachesis is a remedy indicated for menopausal ailments. It is well suited to females during or around the menopause phase. It is helpful for hot flashes which are accompanied by palpitation, headaches, and a feeling of fainting. One may also have hot perspiration along with the hot flashes. Hot flashes also felt at the vertex area (top of the head). The flashes usually occur on falling asleep or on waking up but are generally worse at night. There is an overall feeling of congestion in the head causing congestive headaches. The palpitations felt are worse in a warm room or during the morning hours after waking up. One cannot tolerate tight clothing, especially around the waist area. Well indicated in individuals who have associated high blood pressure with these menopausal ailments.

Key Indications for Using Lachesis:

– Menopausal Ailments
– Palpitations
– Aversion to tight clothing

Other Important Remedies

4. Sulphur: For Hot Flashes with Night Sweats

Sulphur is a remedy for frequent episodes of hot flashes. There is a sensation of heat in the entire body. Heat accompanies the hot flashes in the head, hands, and feet. One may also experience a sensation of emptiness in the stomach during an episode. Another indicative feature of sulphur is profuse sweats at night, especially at the neck and back of the head. One may also experience heat in only one side of the body.

5. Causticum: For Hot flashes with Reduced Sexual Desire

Causticum is a remedy indicated for hot flashes during menopause accompanied by heat along with sweat, especially during sleep. It is a well-indicated medicine for night sweats occurring typically around 4:00 am. A sensation of heat in the whole body is present, which is worse during the late evening or night hours (mostly during 6:00pm-8: 00 pm). There is a tendency to sweat easily on the slightest exertion. One is also vulnerable to develop anxiety, sadness, and weakness along with these complaints. Along with hot flashes, there can be reduced (or absence of) sexual desire.

6. Glonoine: For Hot Flashes that are Frequent and Sudden

Glonoine is also among the remedies for hot flashes during menopause. It is indicated in cases where there is a flushing of heat to the head. The hot flashes occur daily, and there are frequent episodes during a day. Sudden onset of hot flashes with pressure in the head, nausea, and vertigo are other symptoms. One feels as if there is a loss of senses, they feel dizzy and light headed. They find it difficult to go out alone. There may be associated swelling and numbness in the feet during menopause. Complaints are worse after sun exposure.

7. Sulphuric Acid: For Hot Flashes with Trembling

Sulphuric Acid is a indicated for hot flashes during climacteric (menopausal) period. With hot flashes, there is a feeling of tremors all over the body. There is marked weakness and debility during menopause. There is a lot of restlessness with a sense of wanting to do everything hurriedly. The symptoms of hot flashes get worse by the smell of coffee. There are palpitations without any anxiety or fear.

8. Calcarea Carbonicum: For Hot flashes with Profuse Sweating

Calcarea Carb is suited to obese women who experience hot flashes with profuse sweat. Sweat is mostly on the head and chest area during sleep. There is an overall tendency to sweat easily. There is a lot of sweating even from slight physical exertion. There is a tendency of developing loose and flabby muscles. There sensation of burning in the top of the head with much perspiration. The sweating of the head might be so intense that it wets the pillow. There may be sweating at night along with palpitations.

9. Sanguinaria Canadensis: For Hot flashes with a Flushed Face

Sanguinaria Canadensis is a medicine indicated for hot flashes accompanied with burning in the face and head. There is a feeling of fullness or congestion in the head. One may also experience severe pain in the head with nausea. The hot flashes are accompanied by a flushed red face and hot hands. The face turns hot and red as if from the congestion of blood. Chills, weakness and a feeling of sickness may follow. The menses become profuse and dense around the menopausal period. Along with the hot flashes, there may be a complaint of leucorrhoea during menopause.

10. Pulsatilla: For Hot Flashes followed by Chilliness

Pulsatilla is indicated for cases of hot flashes where the person experiences a spell of chilliness following a hot flash. Hot flashes are worse from the warmth of air or in a closed room. Profuse sweating on the face and scalp especially at night, flushes of heat with redness of the face, hot flashes with mood swings and depression during menopause are other associated symptoms. The person is very irritable and tends to weep. She may also be very sensitive and cry easily. Generally, the woman tends to overall feel better in the open air.

Causes of Hot Flashes

There is no specific cause given as to why hot flashes occur, but there are various theories which explain their occurrence. About 60-70% of all women experience it during their menopause. However, it is not mandatory that every female will have it during menopause. Given below are the various factors which are related to cause hot flashes:

A Drop in the Estrogen Levels

Before menopause, the hormone estrogen is present in the body in the form of Estradiol (released by the ovaries). During and after menopause there is a drop in the Estrogen levels. This decrease in the levels affects the hypothalamus (Thermostat of the body), which regulates the temperature of the body. Reduction in one’s ability to tolerate heat makes her more vulnerable to experience hot flashes.

An increase of Thyroid Hormone (Hyperthyroidism)

An increase in thyroid levels increases the metabolic rate of the body. This increase in metabolism leads to hot flashes and excessive sweating.

Anti-Depressants and Other Medications

Certain drugs like anti-depressants and anti-hypertensive medications also cause hot flashes in many cases. The onset of hot flashes is noted after the usage of either of the drugs. In these cases, substituting the medicine or reducing the dosage can help reduce the hot flashes.

Stress, Anxiety, and the Production of Adrenaline

During stress or anxiety, the body increases the production of adrenaline. This excess of adrenaline can cause hot flashes or a general increase in the body’s temperature. The body feels heated, and there can be associated with the symptoms of palpitations and increased sweating.

The factors that can trigger hot flashes during menopause include smoking, obesity, alcohol, exposure to hot temperature, wearing tight clothes, stress, anxiety and excessive intake of caffeine.

Tips to Manage Hot Flashes with Food

Plant Estrogen: Also known as phytoestrogens or dietary estrogen, these are natural sources of estrogen found in certain plants and legumes. They have a structure similar to Estradiol. Foods that contain Estrogen are Flaxseeds, apricots, oranges, peaches, carrots, peas, soya beans pinto beans, lentils, and olives.

Foods rich in magnesium and vitamin E seem to help in reducing the intensity and frequency of the hot flashes. They help in controlling the milder forms of hot flashes.

Apple Cider Vinegar seems to play more of a supportive role since frequent intake of apple cider vinegar can help reduce the intensity of hot flashes.

Avoiding caffeine and alcohol can help reduce hot flashes. These two are considered to be very significant triggering factors. Reducing their intake can lessen the hot flashes.

Quitting smoking can be of great help since it can improve the temperature regulation and metabolism of the body.

Exercise and meditation can help smoothly transition into menopause smoothly. These practices help calm down the mood swings, insomnia, and hot flashes.

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Beat your Climacteric Blues with Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause

Homeopathic Remedies For Menopause

Homeopathic Remedies for MenopauseMenopause is a natural biological event faced by women that leads to the permanent end of menses. It is the final result of a gradual decline in the functioning of the ovaries. As women reach Menopause, their periods become irregular and scanty, until they permanently cease. In some women, the periods cease suddenly.  After a year of no menstruation, a woman is said to have gone through Menopause. Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 52, although in some it may start as early as the late thirties and early forties. The symptoms of Menopause are many, and most women go through a body and mind altering period during Menopause. Homeopathic remedies offer a completely safe treatment for the various symptoms of Menopause. Homeopathic remedies for menopause are made of natural substances and have no side effects at all.

Symptoms of Menopause

All women have to go through Menopause, but it affects each woman uniquely. The symptoms of Menopause may range from hardly any to severe ones. The common menopausal symptoms may be divided into three categories:

Physical symptoms: Hot flushes, Osteoporosis (weak bones), weight gain (obesity) and hair loss.

Mental symptoms: Depression, mood swings, anxiety, irritability, sleeplessness.

Local symptoms: Vaginal dryness, loss of libido (sexual desire), excessive vaginal bleeding (flooding).

Homeopathic Treatment for Menopause

As the controversy regarding the use of hormones for treating Menopause deepens, the need for a completely harmless treatment becomes stronger than ever. Talking about safety, the Homeopathy provides natural ways to treat menopause and  is completely safe with zero side effects. The natural Homeopathic medicines are of great help in dealing with various symptoms experienced by women  during Menopause.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause

Sepia: Best natural Homeopathic remedy for Menopause with change in temperament

There are many natural Homeopathic remedies to consider, but Sepia tops them all when it comes to the treatment of symptoms associated with Menopause. For women requiring Sepia, a change in temperament requires a special mention. From being calm and gentle before Menopause, she becomes very irritable and is not able to show affection towards family members. The feeling of sadness, with no desire to meet friends and no interest in daily activities, makes her feel worse. She feels easily tired. Flushes of heat (sensation of heat) in various parts of the body, which may also be associated with excessive perspiration, are common. She has an aversion to sex, and may experience a dragging or bearing down sensation in the uterus, feeling as if she has to cross her legs to hold it in. Backaches are often part of the symptom pattern. Homeopathic remedy Sepia can work wonders, making this transition through Menopause a comfortable one and bringing back the vivacious woman in her.

Lachesis: Homeopathic treatment for Menopause with extreme heat flushes

Lachesis is one of the best natural homeopathic remedies for menopause. Lachesis is the ideal remedy for extreme heat flushes during Menopause. The woman cannot bear tight clothing mainly around neck or waist. Lachesis can also control the headache accompanied by heat. The next sphere where Lachesis works wonders is mental depression during Menopause. The key symptom arising out of depression is an aversion to social interaction. Such a woman wants to run away from the world. She doesn’t want to do any business and lacks interest in daily routine work.

Amylenum Nitrosum: Homeopathic medicine for Menopause with profuse sweating and acute headache

Amylosum Nitrosum is an excellent natural Homeopathic medicine for women in menopausal stage with heat flushes followed by profuse sweating. She desires cool air. The flushes can be accompanied by palpitations of heart. Amylenum Nitrosum can also relieve the headache with a marked congestion in head. Such women with a headache feel that the head would burst out due to pain and congestion.

Ignatia: Top Homeopathic medicine for depression during Menopause

Ignatia is the most efficient natural Homeopathic medicine for coping with depression and mood variations during Menopause. Women with extreme sadness and weeping tendencies can greatly benefit from Homeopathic remedy Ignatia. Such women cut themselves off from society and do not wish to talk to anybody. They want to be left alone all the time. Homeopathic medicine Ignatia can also best control the mood changes during Menopause. The woman needing Ignatia has sudden changes in her mood. The mood shifts rapidly from happiness to sadness without any apparent cause. Here, natural Homeopathic remedy Ignatia definitely helps in providing mental stability.

Graphites: Homeopathic medicine for obesity during Menopause

Graphites is another very useful natural Homeopathic medicine   for menopausal sufferings. The main sphere for the use of Graphites is that it helps in controlling obesity during Menopause. It suits women who have been through the worst kind of constipation till now. The woman has a marked sensitivity to cold air. Mentally she remains sad and cannot make decisions easily. Such women feel melancholic and hopeless. They may begin to weep on even listening to music.

Best Homeopathic medicines for heat flushes during Menopause

One of the symptoms that may cause great discomfort during Menopause is heat flushes – it is a feeling of extreme heat, mostly in upper parts of the body, accompanied by drenching sweat. The top natural Homeopathic medicines to control these heat flushes are Amylenum Nitrosum, Sepia and Lachesis. Amylenum Nitrosum is one of the top Homeopathic medicines for excessive heat flushes experienced at the time of Menopause. After heat flushes, excessive perspiration follows. The women desire fresh open air. The bed coverings are always unbearable. A few women requiring Amylenum Nitrosum may also complain of palpitations and headache along with heat flushes. Sepia is another top natural Homeopathic medicine for heat flushes during Menopause. Sepia is very beneficial when women suffer from extremely hot flushes with fainting spells. Such women get drenched with sweat over the whole body and have fainting spells after the hot flushes. Yet another top natural Homeopathic medicine for hot flushes is Lachesis. It is a very beneficial remedy in cases where a woman suffers from excessive heat sensation with a need to loosen the clothing. Slightly tight clothing is unbearable, mostly around the waist and neck.

Top natural Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause with depression

In a few women, symptoms of clinical depression — excessive weeping, sadness, feeling of loneliness, sleeplessness and reduced social interaction — are also seen during Menopause. Natural Homeopathic medicine Ignatia is the best choice for coping with depression during Menopause. It can be used in all cases where women feel sad all the time with no desire to talk to others. She may sit alone and go on weeping for long. Lachesis is a very beneficial natural Homeopathic remedy when women withdraw from society and lack the wish to interact socially with others during Menopause. She wants to run away from the world and takes no interest in day-to-day routine activities or any business. Mancinella is a lesser-known Homeopathic medicine that can bring good results when women go through a phase of extreme sadness with constantly changeable thoughts during Menopause. The women remain silent all the time.

Sepia: Homeopathic remedy for irritability and indifferent behaviour during Menopause

Sepia is an excellent natural Homeopathic medicine that gives very promising results to reduce irritability at the time of Menopause. Such a woman gets irritated at the slightest cause. She shows an indifferent behaviour towards family and business. She no more cares for children or her husband whom she used to love a lot earlier. The interest in doing any physical or mental work is totally diminished.

Ignatia and Pulsatilla: Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause with Moood Swings

Ignatia is the best natural Homeopathic remedy for sudden mood changes experienced by women during Menopause. Ignatia is of great help when the woman feels happy at one moment and sad the next without any reason. The hormonal imbalance is the culprit here. Extreme mood swings from laughing to weeping are very wonderfully cured by Ignatia. Mood swings may be accompanied by a severe depressive condition. Pulsatilla is the ideal Homeopathic remedy for women who undergo sudden mood fluctuations and depict emotional instability. The woman needing Pulsatilla is usually of a mild and yielding nature and weeps very easily. If given consolation, such a woman feels relaxed.

Aconite and Sepia: Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause with Anxiety

Aconite and Sepia are considered the best homeopathic remedies for menopause.Aconite is a natural Homeopathic remedy which is of great help for controlling anxiety during Menopause. This Homeopathic medicine is ideal for women who are physically and mentally very anxious. In almost every case, anxiety is accompanied by excessive restlessness. The woman wishes to change position very often. Haste is shown while doing all the work. Excessive thirst for cold water may be present along with anxiety. Sepia is the perfect Homeopathic remedy when anxiety is more marked in evening with heat flushes. Such a woman feels extremely hot, followed by sweating, and in few cases, even faintness.

Sepia and Lycopodium: Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause with Hair fall

Sepia is the top natural Homeopathic medicine for halting the hair fall in women during Menopause. Hair fall in most cases is accompanied by the worst kind of headache. Along with the hair fall, heat flushes are always present in women needing Sepia. Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is of great help for women who have suffered from gastric troubles all their life till date and now in addition are facing the problem of hair fall at menopause age. Women requiring Lycopodium may have an excessive craving for sweet and hot drinks. And they always suffer from gas in abdomen.

Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause with heavy bleeding

The top natural Homeopathic medicine for controlling excessive bleeding or flooding during Menopause is Trillium Pendulum. This Homeopathic remedy is prescribed when bright red blood in excess is expelled from the vagina. The bleeding gets worse with the slightest movement. Pain in hips and back is felt along with bleeding. Excessive flooding may result in fainting episodes. In contrast to bright red blood, if the blood is dark in colour, Homeopathic medicine Ustilago is the best hemorrhage controller. The woman needing Ustilago may also pass clots along with fluid blood. Ferrum is the ideal Homeopathic remedy when the vaginal bleeding is profuse, watery and pale that continues for a very long duration. China is a very beneficial Homeopathic remedy for utmost weakness due to extreme blood loss.

Graphites and Sepia: Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause with weight gain

Both Graphites and Sepia are very beneficial natural Homeopathic remedies for  Menopause when weight gain is an issue during this period . They are always selected as per the constitution of the patient. Graphites suits women who have been suffering from constipation since long and are dealing with obesity. The mental symptoms to look for when selecting Graphites are sadness, indecisiveness and a constant thought of death. For prescribing Homeopathic medicine Sepia for obesity, various symptoms need to be considered. The first is heat flushes. The second is bearing down sensation in the womb. The other mental symptoms that are to be given importance are an irritable mood and indifferent behaviour towards family.

Calcarea Carb: Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause with osteoporosis

One of the main effects of Menopause is Osteoporosis. It refers to the progressive loss and weakening of bones. Bone mass loss averages 1-2 per cent every year after Menopause and results in easy fractures and other symptoms related with Osteoporosis such as backache and pain in bones. Natural Homoeopathic medicine Calcarea Carb is the top remedy for women who are undergoing Osteoporosis. It helps in decreasing the loss of calcium from bones and also increasing its absorption from food.

Homeopathic remedies for menopause with decreased libido and vaginal dryness 

The loss of vaginal lubrication and elasticity during Menopause results in difficult intercourse and irritation in the urinary tract. Natural Homeopathic medicine Sepia is recommended for a decreased libido and low sexual energy, and Lycopodium has proved to be one of the best homeopathic remedies for vaginal dryness.


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Menopause and Homeopathy

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I am a 45-year-old lady working in a bank.. I am suffering from depression, and my periods have become irregular for the last six months. In addition, I have burning sensation in my palms and various parts of the body. My gynaecologists says it is. menopause and these symptoms can last another five years. Can these flashes (burning sensations) and depression be cured? Kindly suggest some therapy. ….. Mrs Rita

Menopause is a natural biological event, not an “estrogen deficiency disease.” Menopause represents the permanent cessation of menses resulting from loss of ovarian follicular function. At menopause, the decline in ovarian hormones (particularly estrogen) may result in short-term unpleasant effects such as hot flashes, mood changes, that can adversely affect the qualify of life, and may increase the risk of osteoporosis and possibly coronary heart disease.

Menopause happens to all women, but affects each woman uniquely. For some, the end of fertility (and end of concerns about contraception and menstrual periods) brings a sense of freedom. Menopause is a bridge to a part of life when many women report feeling more confident, empowered, involved, and energized than in their younger years. For some women, however, menopause coupled with mid-life emotional and social crises can contribute to serious health problems. Homoeopathic, medicines are extremely effective in curing the symptoms associated with menopause. You can take Sepia 200. A dose taken on alternate days for a period of two weeks will help reduce depression and other symptoms of menopause.

In a similar case, a 57-year-old woman who had become very depressed due to menopause was cured by Ignatia 200 (one dose every alternate day taken for a period of two months). In another case where the flashes had become extremely severe to an extent that the patient had to immense her feet in cold water for hours, a few doses of Amyl Nitrosum 200 worked wonders.

The majority of women are afflicted by symptoms that may include mood swings, poor memory, vaginal atrophy, night; sweats and hot flashes with possible long-terms symptom of heart disease and osteoporosis. Despite these factors, many women refuse to expose themselves to the risks of hormonal replacement therapy, which is the common prescription offered by conventional medicine for addressing menopausal symptoms. A recent study of 50,000 women, published by the American Medical Association (Jan 26, 2000) who took hormonal therapy for five years fond out that they had a 40 per cent increased risk of breast cancer.

A natural approach to menopause includes a nutritional diet, lifestyle modifications and a regular exercise programme. The most important dietary recommendation for all menopausal women is to increase foods containing natural phytoestrogens. All soya foods are rich in phytoestrogens and are thus extremely beneficial for all menopausal women.

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Menopause Homeopathic Treatment

MenopausessaManaging Menopause safely with Homeopathy

As the controversy regarding the use of hormone for treating menopause deepens, the need for a completely harmless treatment becomes stronger than ever, and a notable shift is now seen with more and more people opting for safer systems of medicine like homeopathy.

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