Perimenopause is the period in a woman’s life indicating the approach of the natural withdrawal of the time of her fertility. It may be accompanied with different symptoms that were gathered in a questionnaire – Greene Climacteric Scale – for research purpose: 1. Heart beating quickly or strongly 2. Feeling tense or nervous 3. Difficulty sleeping 4. Excitable 5. Attacks of anxiety, panic 6. Difficulty concentrating 7. Feeling tired or lacking energy 8. Loss of interest in most things 9. Feeling unhappy or depressed 10. Crying spells 11. Irritability 12. Feeling dizzy or faint 13. Pressure or tightness in the head 14. Parts of body feel numb 15. Headaches 16. Muscle and joint pains 17. Loss of feeling in hands or feet 18. Breathing difficulties 19. Hot flushes 20. Sweating at night 21. Loss of interest in sex.
After the last menstruation – the menopause – these symptoms may accompany women and continue being present for an individual period of time of the climacteric. The frequency and intensity of each symptom is different in every individual woman. In classical individualised homeopathy the “totality of symptoms”, in other words the individual pattern of burdening symptoms is used as the first strategy for the most appropriate prescription for each individual woman. One unipotent (single) homeopathic medicine is then prescribed. A therapeutic homeopathic aggravation that may appear means the correct prescription will lead to a more tolerable state and eventually a state without burdening symptoms that accompany the natural decrease of hormone blood concentrations. The advantage of homeopathic medicines is that they do not interact with pharmacological therapies and do not have side effects if used correctly according to individualised classical homeopathy. In a research paper titled Management of distress during climacteric years by homeopathic therapy individualised homeopathy presented itself as an effective therapeutic modality in treating the burden of climacteric.
- Vithoulkas G., Levels of Health: The Science of Homeopathy, Vol 2. 3rd rev. ed. Sporades, Greece: International Academy of Classical Homeopathy; 2019
- Nayak C. et al, Management of distress during climacteric years by homeopathic therapy, Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, Vol 11., 2017; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22087613/