Homeopathy For Hormonal Imbalance



FOR GIRLS OF OR AROUND THE AGE OF MENARCHE

PULSATILLA

Yields excellent results in PCOS AND Given constitutionally it regulates high estrogen metabolism with progesterone imbalance.

Highly emotional and feminine people who fear being neglected, feel easily slighted and craves sympathy. Though generally mild mannered, their personalities can bend "which ever way the wind blows," changeable, blowing hot and cold. Constant and lifelong fears of anything or everything, with fixed ideas about religion, sex and food. They are weighed down by their anxiety and feel cautious, discouraged and suicidal. Depression with feelings of abandonment, neglect and dependency on others.

CALCAREA CARB

This is a medicine for girls who have grown too rapidly. They are fat and flabby and are extremely sensitive to cold. In fact, they feel cold all over. They sweat excessively especially on their heads. They are known to have early puberty and the menses are too early, too profuse and last for a very long time. Sometimes the periods return from the slightest emotional causes. As small children they may have had problems with their growth because of the poor calcium assimilation. They tend to have deformed and curved bones and due to their obesity, they cannot take their body weight and so appear to be slow in learning to walk. The child craves eggs, sweets and even indigestible things. She has an aversion to milk and meat.

PHOSPHORUS

This is a child who appears to be just the opposite in appearance to the Calcarea carbonica child. Though both grow too rapidly, she is lean and thin and appears emaciated. The menses may start at a very early age and the bleeding is bright red, profuse and lasts for a number of days. She is a chilly child and craves spicy and pungent food, salt and ice-cold things. She seems to dislike sweets.

HORMONAL IMBALANCE IN WOMEN

IGNATIA AMARA

Changeable, unpredictable, hysterical, easily offended.

Laughing then weeping in the same sentence.

Weeping in sobs, away from company.

Sighing with grief or disappointment

Sensation of a lump in the throat

Ailments following grief – eg. Numbness, paralysis, twitches, missed periods, hair loss.

From grief or sudden disappointment They are on an emotional roller-coaster and there is emotional intensity and can enjoy being sad. They suffer many internal conflict with themselves.

SEPIA

Sepia is mainly a female remedy. It is know as the ‘washer-woman’s remedy’, WOMEN who need this remedy:

Are worn down

Exhausted

Weepy

Weak

Perspire profusely

Need air

Must sit down and cross their legs, as they feel their insides will fall out

Are so worn out they can appear indifferent to their loved ones

SULPHURIC ACID

This is another very useful remedy during menopause. Like all the acids, weakness and debility are common to this remedy, especially in the digestive tract, giving a very relaxed feeling to the stomach, and a craving for stimulants. They feel a weakenss out of all propotion to the problem. It affects the blood and blood vessels, causing haemorrhages of thin, black blood. Other symptoms of this remedy are:

Prolapse of vagina and uterus from weakness

Flushes of heat, followed by sweating and a trembling all over

Irritability

Weepiness over the slightest thing.

They can have nightmares before or after periods. They must do everything in a hurry. They get angry and impatient because things move so slowly. No one does anything to please them.

LACHESIS

Lachesis is an important remedy during the menopause, and is often called for in women who have never felt well since the onset of menopause. Other menopausal symptoms of this remedy are:

Hemorrhages

Fainting

Weakness

Melancholy

Periods every twenty-one days

Periods profuse

Generally worse before menses, and pains and mood better once the flow starts

Hot flushes, with headaches, palpitations and hot sweats

Headaches, especially in the vertex, with burning sensations

Some nausea, diarrhea or haemorrhoids

The left ovary can also be painful and swollen, and there may be prolapsed uterus. Women may be asthmatic since reaching the menopause. They generally feel worse in the mornings, can’t stand the heat and are hypersensitive to any tight clothing at the neck or waist.

FOLLICULLINUM

From extensive research done by the American homeopath, Melissa Assilem, she has seen that many women had symptoms between ovulation and menses and many of them had taken the Pill in the past, or their mothers had taken the Pill before they were conceived. This is a very useful remedy for women with hormonal symptoms who may have used the Pill, and also useful for symptoms during the menopause.

Melissa Assilem says: ‘Folliculinum is a really brilliant remedy around menopause. It pretty well covers the whole range of physical and mental symptoms we might find at this time.’

There will often be a history of abuse, sexual, physical or psychological. The woman may have had a very strict upbringing. She can be unfocused, feel ‘spaced’ and may totally lose herself in her relationships.

Assilem expands on the symptoms: ‘She becomes addicted to rescuing people. She feels drained. She has become a door-mat. She has forgotten who she is, she has no individuality.’

Folliculinum can help restore the will and re-empower the person. It is generally seen after this remedy that the person takes control of her life again, finds her own identity, becomes her own rescuer and won’t allow herself to be used ever again. It allows people to break the patterns from the past that they find hard to change. It helps to restore clarity.

Possible physical symptoms of Folliculinum during menopause:

Restless, hyperactive, worse at rest

Dizziness and faintness

Puts on weight without overeating, as much as 7lbs/3kg before menses

Huge food cravings, especially for sugar, sweets

Cycle irregularities

Flooding

Hot flushes, night sweats

Abdominal heaviness

Fibroids

Vaginal dryness

Hormonal imbalance in men are Agnus Castus, Nuphar Luteum ,Selenium Lycopodium and Staphysagria

AGNUS CASTUS

Is recommended for erectile dysfunction. complete impotency ; The erections are totally absent with relaxed, flaccid genitals. Aversion to sex

NUPHAR LUTEUM

Is one of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for hormone imbalance where the condition leads to a low sex drive in men; or sexual desire is completely lost. This is usually accompanied by involuntary emissions during stool and urination.