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Menopause and HRT

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Alternative Medicine for Menopause

Aromatherapy

For menopause
For irregular, scanty or difficult periods
For depression
For anxiety or nervous tension
For skin problems associated with menopause
For insomnia

The following herbs have been found to be helpful as aromatherapy during menopause:
bulletBasil alleviates fatigue.
bulletChamomile and lavender in combination improve relaxation and calm nerves.
bulletCypress, geranium, or rose ease heavy periods.
bulletJuniper, lavender, or rosemary ease muscle and joint pain.
bulletLavender or peppermint case headaches.
bulletLemongrass or ylang-ylang ease PMS.
bulletNeroli or lavender alleviate insomnia.
bulletSage eases tension and depression and balances hormones.
bulletThyme alleviates insomnia and improves circulation.

For irregular, scanty or difficult periods, these essential oils may be recommended:
bulletBasil
bulletClary
bulletJasmine
bulletJuniper
bulletLavender
bulletMelissa
bulletPeppermint
bulletRose

For depression that some women suffer during menopause, these or other essential oils may be selected:
bulletBasil
bulletBergamot
bulletCamphor
bulletGeranium
bulletJasmine
bulletLavender
bulletNeroh
bulletYlang-ylang

For anxiety or nervous tension, use the following essential oils:
bulletBergamot
bulletCamphor
bulletCypress
bulletJasmine
bulletLavender
bulletMelissa
bulletPatchouli

The following essential oils may be prescribed for skin problems associated with menopause:
bulletBenzoin
bulletChamomile
bulletGeranium
bulletHyssop
bulletMyrrh
bulletNeroli
bulletSandalwood

For insomnia, these and other oils may be useful:
bulletBasil
bulletMarjoram
bulletRose
bulletSandalwood

You may inhale the vapors from these oils as they rise from a bowl of water, or mix them in a base oil and use in massage. You can also wear them as perfume or mix it in your bath water.

Combinations can be more effective than using herbs individually. In bath water combine three drops of each oil: basil and cypress, thyme or rosemary, or rosemary and basil.

Add to almond or olive oil for massage three drops of each oil: thyme, rosemary, basil, and cypress.

Also visit: Aromatherapy on Holisticonline.com

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