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Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies for Menopause

Exploring natural remedies for menopause is the holistic approach in trying to relieve menopausal symptoms. If this sounds like something you want to try, soy products, black cohosh, herbs and oils are a good direction to take.

Soy products, soy milk, tofu, and edamame are very popular and can even be found in many restaurants. Edamame comes fresh or frozen and is a great snack. There is a slight controversy about whether or not too much soy could be a bad thing by increasing a woman’s risk in developing certain diseases. Again, ask your doctor if you are unsure about how much soy you want to be eating.

Black cohosh has long been linked to helping with hot flashes, depression and menopause and sleep problems. Yet there has not been enough lengthy research to support this theory or its side-effects. Know this going in and also that a lot of women claim to have gotten relief for their symptoms. Certain herbs and oils have been promoted in serving the needs of menopausal women. It’s a good idea to do your research before taking any natural remedies for menopause you are not familiar with.

Some menopausal women use acupuncture as another form of treatment for their hot flashes, anxiety, insomnia and other menopause symptoms. Acupuncture stimulates specific points in the body located near the surface of the skin. This stimulation is thought to balance the flow of energy through the body and help relieve menopause symptoms.

Any activities in which you learn to relax, including yoga, meditation and/or message therapy, are alternatives to traditional approaches. Using natural remedies for menopause may help put a woman’s mind at ease.