Menopause: Natural Help for Mood Swings
Dec 01, 2015
Here in the US, menopause is something most women dread as they hear about the horrible hot flashes, irritability, mood swings and memory lapses that can be a part of it. But there are natural ways to support yourself physically and emotionally to ease the journey.
Menopause is considered a woman’s sacred rite of passage in many traditions. In those cultures she gains respect and is now viewed as a ‘wise one’, having lived long enough to gather great wisdom and experience. Others now seek her counsel.
In stepping into her mature femininity, she liberates herself from the energy drain of her monthly cycle via burning waves of molten lava (hot-flashes). Her spirit digs deep to assimilate all the great wisdom within from decades of experience. In digging deep, things that are not so important are ‘wiped’ from her memory to assist her in bringing to the forefront the critical ‘values’ she has discovered such as honor and respect - principles that society needs reminding of. Grandmothers always held these values strong.
For many women, this time can also be filled with one emotional roller coaster or hot flash after another. This common symptom of menopause, assists you in learning how to handle deep and wide swings. Through this process you become the comforting, calm grandmother that younger ones come to with their troubles..
Whether you are in peri-menopause or post-menopause, this time should be honored, revered and celebrated. AND let’s give you a few tips to help ease this transition.
Have hope! First, remember that this is a temporary situation. Second, there is help to ease those hot flashes and emotional swings. Find the right answers for you.
For those who prefer drugs, your doctor will have options for you. For those who prefer natural, there are naturopaths, practitioners, and natural doctors who can help you. In addition, there are many time-tested natural methods that have been found to assist the body.
Here are a few Natural help ideas:
History has shown specific herbs, plant botanicals and essential oils can help the body stabilize itself and emotions. Some of the most effective herbs for change of life are Chaste Tree and Black Cohosh.
Supplements especially valued for helping women are Evening Primrose Oil or Black Current Oil which provide specific fats (such as omega-3 and omega-6) that can assist both your brain and hormonal levels to stabilize. In addition, supplements that include flaxseed, Vitamin C, E, A and D3 may also prove helpful. Also remember the importance of dark green leafy vegetables to help strengthen and stabilize your body as well as pH.
Peer reviewed studies have demonstrated that aromas can turn on different positive benefits in your brain. Key essential oils such as ylang-ylang and jasmine are effectively used inFrance, as well as throughout Europe andIndiato help the body balance and stabilize hormonal levels that trigger hot flashes. Clary sage, rose absolute and neroli are often used to help ease occasional waves of depression as well as stabilize mood swings and ease irritability.
Other success in stabilizing the body has been seen using topical applications such as body oils, serums, or wild yam cream. Body oils can take longer for the skin to break down, perhaps giving you longer lasting support than found in a cream.
Supplement combinations can easily be found in health food stores or online. Also, my JOY Emotional Care supports you with all the essential oils referenced above, along with energy essences that you may find helpful.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~Your body, your emotions, and your life are transforming. Deep within, you need support. Your self-esteem, self-love or self-confidence may be especially challenged at this time as you redefine yourself. Some women feel that their womanhood is being stripped away, when in truth they are just entering the next phase - a new freedom of personal expression.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treat. This information is based on research and knowledge by the author, and the ideas are not intended as substitute for medical advice. As with any products it is suggested that you check with your medical practitioner prior to use. The author disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of any products mentioned herein.