The Best Natural Wellness Treatments for Menopause Relief
- 13 October 2016 13 October 2016
Menopause is one of the many things that puts women to the test, inflicting distressing effects upon those aged roughly between 45 and 56. The most common of which range from hot flushes, night sweats, and headaches to insomnia, anxiety, and depression. HRT or hormone replacement therapy has always been the conventional means of treating the symptoms of menopause but has recently been out of favour because of the side effects linked to it, breast cancer being one of them. For those of you looking to treat menopause head-on with the natural wellness treatments available on any of our healing holidays, here are some top tips for the best natural wellness treatments for menopause that must be incorporated into your life.
Experience the numerous health benefits of acupuncture at Sha Wellness Clinic
Acupuncture has countless benefits, not only for menopause, but for other common health issues, focusing mostly on pain control. The ancient Chinese therapy aids in the reduction and severity of hot flushes as well as soothing insomnia and restlessness caused by menopause. Acupuncture can strengthen and mend hormonal imbalances which can result in a reduction of mood swings. Another bonus for menopausal women is that it can also reduce spider or varicose veins due to improvement in blood circulation. This holistic and natural wellness treatment can aid menopause in a number of ways with the benefits of acupuncture improving your quality of life during this time of change for your body.
Yoga and Meditation
Reduce symptoms of menopause with calming meditation exercises at Kurotel
Yoga and meditation also have a number of positive effects on menopause as well as your general well-being. Symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats are decreased as well as the stress that menopause can cause is also reduced due to the breathing exercises connected to the practice. Back, neck or joint pain linked to menopause can also be alleviated as a result of gentle practices of yoga and meditation. The benefits of these natural wellness treatments are never ending, so why not try it and see if it works for you. Try it combined with aromatherapy on a yoga and meditation holiday and get into the zone of a positive mind and banish those nasty symptoms from disrupting your daily routine.
Incorporate regular exercise in your daily routine to prevent weight gain at The Body Retreat
Exercise should be something that is already incorporated into your life even if it’s just taking the dogs for a walk or climbing up the stairs. Staying active will not only keep you thinking positively, but will also aid in maintaining a healthy weight, keeping those extra pounds away. Particularly in menopause, fat can start to build up and refuse to budge, reflecting in the scales. Oestrogen levels have a big effect on fat build up and conversely, fat also produces oestrogen. To stop this cycle from getting carried away, combat against fat on a weight-loss holiday and ensure you prevent it from increasing with natural wellness treatments for menopause. Find an activity that you enjoy like cycling, dancing or yoga and build that into your routine.
Let herbal remedies work wonders on your hormones at Absolute Sanctuary Detox
Plants and herbs can help with menopause much more than you would have thought. Not only are they safe wellness treatments for menopause, they also can adapt to our body’s needs and contribute to hormones as they share similar molecular features. They can react to what our hormones are doing, potentially making hormone production slower. Natural herbs like passionflowers, wild yams, and chaste berries can all help to aid in menopause symptoms like insomnia, as well as easing pain and reducing anxiety.
Eating protein-rich foods, at our Nutrition-Friendly Retreats, like nuts, will help to stabilise your hormones
A healthy diet is crucial to everyday life and has shown to aid in relieving some menopausal symptoms as a natural wellness treatment. Learn which foods trigger which symptoms on a nutritional friendly retreat and help yourself out by avoiding stimulants like coffee, alcohol, chocolate (sorry!) and spicy foods which can all trigger hot flushes. As we get older, we need fewer calories, so consume healthy food groups like whole grains with a low glycemic index which will not only leave you feeling fuller but will also reduce tiredness as well as weight gain. Increase your serotonin levels by eating protein-rich foods and snacks like nuts which will reduce depression and also normalise hormone levels.
Conquer negative side effects of menopause with Kamalaya De-Stress Asian Bliss
Stress is an effect of menopause that can spiral out of control if not dealt with in the right ways. Anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed are all effects that women can encounter, which are linked to hot flushes. One simple way to reduce stress is simply by deep breathing which is a huge part of yoga and meditation practices. Learn the importance of reducing stress on a de-stress holiday and you will be soon incorporating this natural wellness treatment into your life and starting to feel a difference in your journey through menopause.