A study in Mexico has found that homeopathic treatment can be more effective than fluoxetine (Prozac) in the treatment of depression during menopause. Not only that… the homeopathic remedies were also proven to help reduce the women’s hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms
The study compared individualised homeopathic treatment with the antidepressant for moderate to severe depression in 133 peri and post-menopausal women. After six weeks of treatment those in the homeopathy group had improved more than the placebo and Fluoxetine groups on two out of three scales used the medical profession. The study was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, regarded as the gold standard of medical research, where both the doctors and patients do not know which people are taking the drug (or in this case homeopathic remedies) and which a placebo (dummy pill).
Individualised homeopathic treatment
This is what homeopathy is all about! As a homeopath I treat you, not the menopausal symptoms you may be having… whether that’s raging, embarrassing hot flushes; volcanic anger and frustration; lack of sleep; being pulled hither and thither by ageing parents and challenging children; sadness and empty nest lost feelings; utter don’t-know-who-you-are-any-more lethargy; or total loss of libido or compassion for the way your other half chews or snores.
Menopause takes many shapes and forms. It is not an illness, however. Just a transition that all women go through. Please don’t be persuaded into taking HRT – homeopathy is a natural alternative without side-effects. Menopause should be a passageway to liberation, reinventing yourself, the freedom to be your own person. It has been for me with the helping hand of homeopathy… why not for you too?
Sue Leach, homeopath