Menopause, whether at the peri-, mid- or post- stage, is not only a change occurring to the hormonal household or the physical body, it also impacts and has an altering effect on the emotions of women transitioning.
The disequilibrium of hormones, the fluctuation between dominance and deficiency, can cause upheaval and havoc resulting in mood swings and not seldom in extremes that can mount to depression or melancholy.
Homeopathic remedies have potential to, not only ease the effects from the change on a physical level, but can also moderate the emotions and harmonize the mood.
The table below highlights a number of homeopathic remedies that can be used to restore the equilibrium in mind and emotion.
|Argentum nitricum||Great agitation, nervous excitement & fear. Hysteria. Melancholy, apprehensive of serious disease. Impulsive.|
|Arsenicum album||Worried, irritable, restless, anxious. Fear, preoccupied with disease and death. Compulsive, perfectionist.|
|Aurum metallicum||Bad tempered, deeply depressive, melancholic. Lacks self-confidence. Anxious.|
|Belladonna||Easily excited, sensitive. Restless. Changeable, disinclined to talk. Desires to escape.|
|Calcium carbonicum||Great anxiety, stressed, overworked. Mentally run down. Great weakness. Low spirited.|
|Cimicifuga racemosa||Sensation of carrying the ‘head in the clouds’. Fears impending evil. Agitated. Depressed, excitable.|
|Graphites||Sadness, melancholy, hopelessness and indecision are marked.|
|Ignatia||Depression and fluctuations of mood with weeping and deep sadness are characteristic. Hyper-sensitive. Nervous. Wants to be left alone, does not want to engage with others. Mood changes suddenly from happiness to sadness. Sighing. Irritable.|
|Lachesis||Depression with aversion to socialising, wants to run away from the rest of the world. Suspicious, jealous, irritable. Bad tempered. Aversion to daily routine. Anxiety.|
|Lycopodium||Lack of motivation, low stamina, depression. Fear of failure. Unwilling to engage in activities. Easily discouraged.|
|Mancinella||Extreme sadness, changeability of mood. Is very still and silent.|
|Natrium muriaticum||Bottles up her feelings, explodes after slight provocation. Cannot forgive. Self-blaming, dwells on past hurts, cannot forgive. Depressive, weeps easily.|
|Nux vomica||Tired out by the menopause, over-born. Angry, competitive, irritable. Over-sensitive.|
|Platinum metallicum||Depressive, unable to express emotions. Chagrin, wounded pride.|
|Phosphorus||Fearful, anxious, lack of self-confidence, fear of crowds.|
|Pulsatilla||Sudden changes of mood, easily weeps. Emotionally unstable. Consolation ameliorates.|
|Sepia||Changeable temperament, irritability, lack of affection for her family, indifference, sadness with no desire of distraction. Depressed. Frequently complaining. Aversion to work.|
|Sulphur||Explosions of passion, either energetic or lacking vitality.|
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