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Natural Approaches to Menopause

The symptoms of menopause — hot flashes, mood swings, depression, nights sweats, to name a few — leave many women desperate for solutions.  But searching for a solution these days can be overwhelming and confusing.  All the advertisements for quick-fix solutions, plus the recent controversy surrounding hormone replacement therapy, have only added to the confusion.

Dr. Smith can help cut through the confusion.  Chiropractors recommend tuning out the ads and focusing on a natural, holistic approach to managing menopause.

Remaining active is perhaps the simplest, yet most effective, all-natural tactic for alleviating menopause symptoms.

Visit the chiropractor regularly.  In addition to keeping patients’ spines free of vertebral subluxations, Dr. Smith may recommend dietary supplementation for menopausal patients.  Top date, the evidence suggests that the following natural solutions are worth pursuing:

  • Black cohosh
  • Wild yam
  • Chastetree or Vitex
  • Pytoestrogens
  • St. John’s wort
  • Glycyrrhiza acid
  • Dong Quai
  • Ginseng
  • Dandelion, Burdock and Oregon Grape root
  • Motherwort

Before initiating any supplementation program, check with your chiropractor.  Although the therapies discussed in this article are safe for most women, some may produce serious side effects in rare cases.

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