VuVagirl has put together some of our favorite Safe Holistic Menopause treatments.
1. Neueve Cream
NeuEve suppositories and cream help ease menopausal discomforts: vaginal odor, dryness, atrophy, itching, burning, painful sex, and bacterial vaginosis.* 100% all-natural food grade ingredients : palm oil*, sunflower wax, tapioca starch, inulin, fructo-oligosaccharides, sunflower lecithin, orange oil, vitamin E, and a proprietary blend of nutrients. NeuEve is gluten-free, hormone-free and estrogen-free. NeuEve does NOT contain any boric acid, petrochemicals, parabens, BHT, T.E.A, M.E.A, urea, glycols, PEG’s, etc. NeuEve has never been tested on animals, and does not contain any animal products.
2.VuVa Magnetic Dilators
Vaginal dilators are used to regenerate vaginal capacity, expand the vaginal walls, add elasticity to the tissues, and to allow for comfortable sexual intercourse. VuVa Magnetic Vaginal Dilators are smooth lightweight plastic, that come in a variety of graduated sizes. Soothing Neodymium magnets are within each dilator to increase blood flow and relieve sexual discomfort while soft tissue lengthens, relaxing muscles and ligaments. As the tissue relaxes, the Neodymium magnets increase blood flow to the painful area calming nerves. VuVa™ Dilators are the only patented dilators available with Neodymium magnets. Medical conditions that may warrant the use of vaginal dilators include dyspareunia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, vaginal agenesis, menopause, vaginal atrophy, vulvar vestibulitis, and vaginal stenosis. Vaginal dilators are also needed after pelvic radiation therapy.
Sticking needles in your body could really improve hot flashes? Well that is easy. A randomized, controlled trial of 267 women published in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Menopause found that women who had 10 acupuncture treatments over 12 weeks had far fewer hot flashes than those who received a sham procedure. The women getting the acupuncture also reported that they slept better and had less pain. We don’t exactly know why acupuncture works when it does work. There’s some evidence that needling acupuncture points affects the sympathetic nervous system, as well as the release of hormones such as cortisol, endorphins, and serotonin. As with many of the options listed here, you need to give this treatment time to work. It may take several sessions before you notice any improvement.
5.St. John’s Wort
Among the most popular herbs used in the United States, St. John’s wort has long been an alternative treatment for menopausal mood swings, improved sleep, relaxation, and reduced depression and anxiety. Derived from a wild flowering plant called Hypericum perforatum, the leaves and flowers are harvested and dried. They can then be brewed in a tea or taken in a pill or liquid form.
Scientific studies affirm that while St. John’s wort is effective for treating mild depression, it works no better than a placebo for treating severe depression.
Make sure to ask your doctor before you begin taking St. John’s wort, as it might interact with other medications and can have very serious side effects.