Sepia 200 for menopause. Homeopathic remedies for hot flashes
I can not tell you how life-saving homeopathic remedies can be for menopause and perimenopause! And if you have heard about Sepia 200, this is one of the best uses you can give it!
Let's face it if you are a woman, you should expect to have a long relationship with your hormones! From puberty to perimenopause, through menopause and beyond.
Menopause is a transition period for women. During this time, the body is going through erratic hormonal changes were Oestrogen, and Progesterone levels fluctuate frequently giving rise to mood swings, heavy bleeding, hot flushes, bloating and even constipation. Homeopathy has many useful remedies for perimenopause and beyond to alleviate these problems.
Did you know that Oestrogen and Progesterone are the main hormones during menopause?
Many systems of the body are affected by these two hormones alone. During menopause and perimenopause, you may notice several systems of your body being out of balance like your digestive system producing symptoms such as constipation, bloating or slow digestion. Another system that typically gets affected is your cardiovascular system giving rise to hot flashes and vascular changes and urinary system. Learn how to deal with urinary problems at recurrent cystitis in another blog.
And to help you understand how this can be linked together, I may mention that hormones are metabolised in the liver. So yes! this organ is crucial during menopause and needs to be in good working order to help break down hormones after the body has used them. And guess what? that is why homeopathic remedies for liver support during this time are often indicated.
Oestrogen and Progesterone are the main hormones relating to menopause, and these are some of the functions associated with them:
Can you see how many of the symptoms experienced relate to hormonal fluctuations around this time? So when working with homeopathy during menopause, the aim is to work with homeopathic remedies that have an affinity to these systems of the body to help relieve symptoms and at the same time, to help regulate hormones.
And of course, you may have heard of Sepia or Lachesis as some of the homeopathic remedies during menopause! Those are great remedies and top remedies when working with the Banerji Protocols.
I will show you some of the most indicated homeopathic remedies for perimenopause and menopause!
THE BEST HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR MENOPAUSE
1- HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR HOT FLUSHES
One of the body's central systems affected during this transition time is the cardiovascular system.
Hot flushes and night sweats develop after decreasing oestrogen levels, causing the hypothalamus to become more sensitive or glitchy in how it senses temperature. As a result, your blood vessels near the skin widen to cool off producing this sensation of heat and braking into sweats. Some women can also experience palpitations with it.
This is one of the most useful homeopathic remedies during menopause for hot flushes. This remedy has an affinity to the ovaries, circulation and the cutaneous and vasomotor nerves two areas that are typically affected at this time. This is a remedy were affections are worse at the climacteric period ( menopausal) and for retarded discharges ( missing your periods).
However, if you still have periods, your symptoms will improve as soon as bleeding starts.
It is specially indicated for waking up with hot flashes at night and breaking out in sweats or hot flushes during the day and cold flashes on retiring at night.
Hot flashes that start on the body and travel up to the head. You can feel nauseous and even dizzy with your hot flashes or even have palpitations.
Some women may experience heavy bleeding and prolonged periods as part of their picture.
This remedy is complementary to Lycopodium, often an indicated remedy during menopause.
This remedy helps with irregular distribution of circulation that causes congestion and flashes of heat. It helps with ascending sensations of heat that settle in the head's top and burning heat in the hands and feet.
Again, this is a top remedy for affections at climaxis ( menopause), and it is on the first line of the Banerji Protocols.
Like Lachesis, you may be waking up at night with heat and sweats, but You may become bright red on the face and feel very hot in your feet as well needing to take them out of bed.
The menses may still happening but have become erratic or have stopped and created congestion in the body.
The genital area can become itchy and sore.
Aconite is an acute of Sulphur, and it is often indicated if you are experiencing palpitations. You can take this remedy ( Aconite 200) twice daily or SOS.
One of the most indicated homeopathic remedies for Perimenoupause and during menopause. It acts on the venous circulation and has an affinity to the female organs.
A feeling of weakness and sweat can accompany the hot flashes of Sepia; you may feel more tired with all of your symptoms.
You may feel hot and cold all day.
This is a complementary remedy to Sulphur that can follow each other well.
These remedies can be taken one dose every 3rd day for several months.
2- CONSTIPATION AND DIGESTIVE SYMPTOMS
People needing this remedy may be suffering from constipation feeling like pressure in the rectum as from a ball. Feeling like full in the rectum even after passing the stool.
There is a feeling of inactivity of the rectum in severe cases where you can go days without having the urge to go.
Chronic and obstinate constipation.
Sepia is the chronic of Nux vomica and an acute of Alumina.
When the Sepia constipation is so obstinate that there is no desire to go at all for many days, a few doses of Alumina 200 may be helpful.
Sepia is also helpful when Nux vomica helps with constipation but stops assisting. Often, the chronic relation of Nux vomica, Sepia, will relieve constipation.
Take this remedy one dose every 3rd day.
Nux vomica 30
Constipation is felt with an urge to pass the stool, but straining produces only a few hard stools.
Cramping pains and sore bowels tend to accompany constipation, resulting from irregular peristalsis and a congested liver.
Haemorrhoids can also appear with constipation.
Take this remedy twice daily.
Have a look here to other remedies for constipation.
Lycopodium has an affinity to the digestive system producing symptoms of weakness of digestion. It is excellent liver support much needed during the transition years and is aggravated by suppression of the menses.
For bloating and constipation, general discomfort of the digestive system.
Feeling very bloated, especially after eating with slow digestion and lots of gas.
Take this remedy twice daily.
Nux vomica is an acute of Lycopodium.
Natrum Muritaticum 200c
This remedy's constipation comes with bloating and gurgling or the bowels; there is a tendency to pass stools once every 3rd or every other day.
The stools resemble sheep's dung and are very dry, in little pellets.
You may experience dryness of skin and dryness of the genital area. Natrum Mur is a remedy of dryness in general and disturbance of the GI tract.
Natrum Muriaticum is complementary and Chronic Sepia and can work well together.
BANERJI PROTOCOL HEADACHE
4- UNDERACTIVE THYROID
BANERJI PROTOCOL HYPOTHYROIDISM
Bone health starts to decrease after menopause due to the decrease of oestrogen. Oestrogen helps to prevent calcium loss, so as a supplement, it is a good idea to take:
-Calc Phos 3x twice daily for several months
It is a good idea to take this tissue cell salts only to supplement your calcium loss.
If you are told that bone density is low and diagnosed with osteoporosis after a bone scan, you can take the following protocol.
BANERJI PROTOCOL OSTEOPOROSIS
THE HOMEOPATH BEHIND THIS BLOG
Hello! I'm Cristina Villacorta
I believe that we all have the key to our health! I am a homeopath working Online via Zoom that has a passion for understanding and teaching homeopathy. I work mainly with the Banerji Protocols in a 3 dimensional understanding of homeopathy. Let's get learning together!