Thursday, 28 January 2010
Essential Oils can play a very big role in helping with the menopause and obviously everyone women's experience is different so discussing your symptons with an aromatherapist is vital in achieving a safe, natural way to help yourself cope with your symptons.
Women can start experiencing symptons from any age, some a lot younger than others, usually somewhere around 40-50, some with little or no discomfort or symptons and others suffer with depression, excessively heavy period and irregular periods, hot flushes, insomnia and mood swings. All women have heard horror stories from perhaps parents or grandparents and dread the very word Menopause, but it does have a positive side eventually no more periods and no worry of pregnancy. Doctors are always willing to help and its worth visiting your local doctor for advice and perhaps to discuss whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an option for you.
I have listed below the most common symptons and a natural way of coping.
First to look at is your diet ........ menopause can affect a womens life expectancy and quality of life. Before menoapuse her own hormones help to protect against heart disease and oestrogen help with the effecient absorbtion of calcium
Eat plenty of :
Dairy produce for calcium - the gradual loss of bone mass that most women experience from the age of 30 onwards is drastically accelerated at menopause so increasing the risk of osteoporosis and the risk of fractures.
Oily Fish for vit. D and omega 3s
Whole grains, fresh fruit & vegetables for vitamins and minerals and bioflavonoids
Soya and linseed products for phytostrogens and omega 3 fatty acids - help with hot flushes and heart disease.
Alcohol and caffeine - this does not mean stop - just take in moderation - these two can contribute to hot flushes, especially red wine.
Regular excersise can help with mood swings and hot flushes - gentle excersise or going for a walk 4-5 times a week will be beneficial and also will help with another menopause sympton which women dread - weight gain.
Clary Sage, Geranium, Nutmeg, Sage, Rose, Bergamot, Coriander, Thyme, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Patchouli, Fennel, Lime & Lemon, Chamomile & Lavender.
Black Cohosh, Agnus Castus, St Johns Wort, Red Clover & Sage.
HOT FLUSHES : Massage with a combination of Clary Sage, Geranium, Lemon & Sage or add a synergistic blend to your bath water.
DAY & NIGHT SWEATS : Massage with a combination of Grapefruit, Lime, Sage & Thyme or add a synergistic blend to your bath.
WATER RETENTION & BLOATING : Massage the tummy area and lower back every day with a combination of Fennel, Lemon & Peppermint or add a synergistic blend to your bath.
CIRCULATION PROBLEMS & ACHING LEGS : Massage legs, feet, thighs, arms and hands daily always towards the heart with a combination of Geranium, Peppermint, Rose and Patchouli or add a synergistic blend to your bath.
Essential oils like Rose can help a women feel good about herself again and to feel feminine. It will help to cleanse and tone your skin. Chamomile and Lavender can help with disturbed sleep patterns, help with mood swings. Geranium is a hormone balancer. Rose, Lavender & Fennel can help with vaginal dryness.Fennel is a plant which contains plant oestrogens so drinking Fennel tea can really help.
IF YOU REQUIRE ANY HELP ON ANY OF THE OIL COMBINATIONS PLEASE CONTACT ME AT :
www.aromanatural.co.uk and I will be pleased to make up any combination you require or give you more information on any menopause question you may have. Live again - dont let the menopause stop you.