Menopause / Perimenopause symptoms

Does it look like your hormones are trying to trick you? Are you suffering from trouble concentrating, mood changes, headaches, hot flushes, night sweats, trouble sleeping, vaginal dryness, low libido..? You might be experiencing a shift in your hormonal landscape. The good news is no need to dread it, natural medicine can support you all along the way.

Our lives are full of transitions, and while each of us experiences menopause in a unique way, this natural shift in our hormones can be quite destabilising. Everything we thought we knew about what to expect during our cycles slowly starts to become unpredictable. Your cycles are going off-piste, the length can sometimes change, new symptoms might have appeared or existing ones got worse. Subtle changes sometimes but not always: night sweats, heavier flow, shorter or longer cycles, new or increased pms, vaginal dryness, notable weight gain without changes in diet or lifestyle…

We can help you to navigate this transition so that you can embrace it as a new powerful phase of your life while supporting you with natural remedies to make the ride as smooth as possible.

Diet and lifestyle significantly influence your symptoms. It is important to keep moving in your transition period, not only does it prevent bone loss, protect your heart and brain but also reduces low mood, prevents weight gain and improves your sleep and sex life… what’s not to like about a bit of exercise?

A diet full of phytonutrients will help : increase your fibre intake, nourish your microbiome, keep the inflammation and oxidative stress at bay. Use seeds and nuts, fruits and veggies, good fats!

Learning to manage your stress level (we can help) and a bit of TLC is also important during this phase of your life. Use essential oils, have herbal teas in your evening routine (sage is brilliant with hot flushes), golden latte or tailor made herbal powders before bed… Get a few tricks under your belt to get better sleep, limit the flushes and anxiety, get some help from herbs along the way.

Feel free to consult us to learn all the little changes you can make and all the natural remedies that are available to embrace this new chapter of your life!

Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh)

Native to Eastern North America, black cohosh’s widely planted in England as a garden perennial. For centuries, Native Americans used the roots to treat rheumatism and various gynae complaints. In modern herbal medicine it is used as an effective treatment for symptoms related to menopause (but also asthma, high blood pressure, neuralgia and tinnitus).

Contact your herbalist before taking it to make sure this is the right herb for you and there are no contraindications.