Herbal Help for Women’s Health Issues/ Infertility & The Menopause

July 13, 2010 at 11:34 am

By Leanna Broom PhD. Consultant Medical Herbalist
M.A.M.H., M.R.C.H.M., M.N.I.M.H.

When a girl starts having her periods it is viewed as a celebration of her becoming a woman. That is one end of the scale; the other end is the menopause, which is viewed as a potentially unpleasant experience. The time in between can be problematical; as each decade progresses, different problems may manifest. Herbs can be very helpful for the following:

• Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (P.M.S.) can be alleviated. Symptoms include: depression, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, nervous tension, fluid retention,
abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, temporary weight gain, sugar/chocolate craving, appetite increase, headaches, tiredness, tearfulness, confusion, forgetfulness and lack of concentration, insomnia.

• Absent periods (Amenorrhoea), irregular and painful periods (Dysmenorrhoea), heavy periods (Menorrhagia).

• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Fibroids and Endometriosis.

• Infertility, due to hormone imbalance.

• To re-establish the balance of hormones after concluding the contraceptive pill.

• Improve milk flow in lactating mothers.

• Menopausal symptoms may be greatly relieved, such as menopausal depression, hot flushes, palpitations, and fluid retention.

• Teenage acne, related to hormone imbalance (male and female).

• Combines well and complements other treatments such as pre -IVF .

Herbs are very useful to alleviate the symptoms of women’s health issues by getting to the cause. Each remedy is bespoke for each woman to get to the heart of the matter. Western, Chinese & Ayurvedic herbs can be used in the same remedy.

Many women sooner or later can suffer from menopausal symptoms such as : –

• Hot flushes
• Palpitation
• Weight gain around the middle
• Hair loss/thinning and dry skin
• Heavy periods – flooding
• Insomnia
• lack of self-esteem
• Inability to make the simplest of decisions.
• Lack of focus
• Changes that can affect intimacy
• Vaginal dryness
• Lack of libido

This time in a woman’s life can feel like unchartered waters, and thus one can feel disempowered and fearful with no idea where to turn for help.

Leanna Broom has been practising for over twenty years and has much experience in helping women transcend this time of their life into a positive experience. She is a Consultant Medical Herbalist, using Western/Chinese/Western Herbs and Spagyrics. She also gives lifestyle advice to support the remedies.

Herbalists have long known that herbs are excellent for the menopause, because they help to re-align the body to this new phase of a woman’s life and help her feel comfortable with it. There is no need to suffer at this time; herbs are here to help. Externally glossy hair, radiant skin and strong nails can be achieved, while a regained waistline is also possible. A woman can be transformed into a beautiful and balanced being who is serene and consistently well balanced with a body easy to live in.

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