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Homeopathy for Perimenopause

Written by Dr. Manisha Bhatia

Perimenopause is the transition period in a women’s life when her ovaries stop producing eggs. Her body produces less estrogen and progesterone and menstruation becomes less frequent. The most common and easy to recognize symptom is hot flashes sudden intense waves of heat and sweating.

Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for Perimenopause symptoms? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of Perimenopause symptoms along with the best homeopathic medicine for Perimenopause symptoms treatment.

Perimenopause is the transition period in a women’s life when her ovaries stop producing eggs .Her body produces less estrogen and progesterone and menstruation becomes less frequent. A woman generally experience Perimenopause around the age of 40 years. Symptoms can begin as early as her mid 30s.

Menopause is the medical term for the end of a woman’s menstrual periods. It is a natural part of aging, and occurshomeopathic medicine for perimenopausal symptoms when the ovaries stop making hormones called estrogens. This causes estrogen levels to drop, and leads to the end of monthly menstual periods. This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 60, but it can happen earlier. Menopause can also occur when the ovaries are surgically removed or stop functioning for any other reason.

Low estrogen levels are linked to some uncomfortable symptoms in many women. The most common and easy to recognize symptom is hot flashes sudden intense waves of heat and sweating. Some women find that these hot flashes disrupt their sleep, and others report mood changes. Other symptoms may include irregular periods, vaginal or urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence (leakage of urine or inability to control urine flow), and inflammation of the vagina. Because of the changes in the urinary tract and vagina, some women may have discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse. Many women also notice changes in their skin, digestive tract, and hair during menopause.

Homeopathy treatment for Perimenopause symptoms

homeopathic medicine for perimenopausal syndrome

Homeopathic treatment of Perimenopause symptoms – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Perimenopause symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available for Perimenopause symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below to treat Perimenopause symptoms:

Sulphur, Pulsatilla, Lachesis, Actea Racemosa, camphor, Platina, Sabina, Calcaria carb, Nux Vomica, Sanguinaria and many other medicines.

Lachesis Suits especially women who never get well from the change of life; “have never felt well since that time.” It corresponds to many climacteric troubles, such as haemorrhoids, haemorrhages, vertigo,burning on the vertex andhomeopathic medicine for perimenopausal syndrome headaches. It is remedy for women worn out by frequent pregnancies, with sudden cessation of the menses, trembling pulse, headache, flushing of the heat and rush of blood to the head, cold feet and constriction about the heart. Climacteric troubles, palpitation, flashes of heat, hćmorrhages, vertex headache, fainting spells; worse, pressure of clothes. Menses too short, too feeble; pains all relieved by the flow. Left ovary very painful and swollen, indurated. Mammć inflamed, bluish. Coccyx and sacrum pain, especially on rising from sitting posture. Acts especially well at beginning and close of menstruation.

Amyl nitrite. Flushes of heat at change of life. After-pains; hćmorrhage associated with facial flushing. Climacteric headache and flushes of heat, with anxiety and palpitation. On inhaling this drug, it rapidly dilates all arterioles an capillaries, producing flushings of face, heat, and throbbing in the head.–Superficial arterial hyperćmia. Palpitation of the heart and similar conditions are readily cured by it, especially the flushings and other discomforts at climacteric

Strontiana carbonica. Flushes of heat with head symptoms relieved by wrapping head up warmly. High blood pressure with flushed face pulsating arteries, threatened apoplexy. Violent involuntary starts. Affections of bones, especially femur. Restlessness at night, smothering feeling. Better immersing in hot water; worse, change of weather; from being quiet; when beginning to move; great sensitiveness to cold.

Sanguinaria. Flushes at climaxis; headache with profuse menses. Leucorrhœa fetid, corrosive. Menses offensive, profuse. Soreness of breasts. Uterine polypi. Before, menses, itching of axillæ. Climacteric disorders.

Caladium. Pruritus at menopause. This remedy has a marked action on the genital organs, and pruritus of this region. Coldness of single parts and inclination to lie down, with aggravation on lying on left side. Slightest noise startles from sleep. Dread from motion. Modifies craving for tobacco. Gnawing in orifice of stomach, which prevents deep breathing and eructations. Eructations. Stomach feels full of dry food; sensation of fluttering. Acrid vomiting, thirstless and tolerates only warm drinks. Sighing respiration.

Aconite. Derangements of circulation at menopause. Hughes also praises

Veratrum viride. Perhaps no remedy controls the flushes of heat, so annoying to women at the change of life,as well veratrum viride homeopathy remedy for perimenopausal syndromeas Veratrum viride. Paroxysms of auricular fibrillation. Induces fall of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Congestions, especially to lungs, base of brain, with nausea and vomiting. Twitchings and convulsions. Especially adapted to full-blooded, plethoric persons. Great prostration.

Cimicifuga is very often the remedy for the suffering incident to the change of life. There is sinking at the stomach, pain at the vertex and irritability of disposition. The patient is restless and unhappy, feels sad and grieved. Bayes prefers the 6th and 12th potencies to the lower dilutions. It is but just to state that many have been disappointed in the use of this remedy.

Caulophyllin 3X. Dr. Ludlam praises this remedy for nervous conditions following the climaxis, when there is “great nervous tension and unrest with a propensity to work and worry over little things.”  Leucorrhœa, with moth-spots on forehead. Habitual abortion from uterine debility. Needle-like pains in cervix

Sepia. Congestion at the climaxis, in characteristic Sepia constitutions, are quickly benefited by the remedy. Pelvic organs relaxed. Bearing-down sensation as if everything would escape through vulva must cross limbs to prevent protrusion, or press against vulva. Leucorrhœa yellow, greenish; with much itching. Menses Too late and scanty, irregular; early and profuse; sharp clutching pains. Violent stitches upward in the vagina, from uterus to umbilicus. Prolapse of uterus and vagina. Morning sickness. Vagina painful, especially on coition.

Bellis perennis Our English confreres use this remedy quite extensively in what is termed a “fagged womb.” The patients are very tired, want to lie down, have a backache. There is no real disease, but a marked tiredness all the time.

Carduus is of supreme importance for liver troubles at the climaxis

Ustilago. Often rivals Lachesis in controlling the flooding during the climaxis. Vertigo is characteristic.

Perimenopause symptoms

Menstrual inequalities – Change in the menstrual cycle is the important sign of Perimenopause.   Periods may be shorter, may be longer .women can experience either scanty menses or profuse bleeding.

Hot flushes – Hot flushes and night sweats are the most common signs of Perimenopause.

Weight gain – Less estrogen can cause high cholesterol and weight gain.

Hypertension – High level of cholesterol can ultimately lead to high blood pressure.

Mental symptoms -Like depression, anxiety, irritability can experience by Perimenopausal women.

Loss of Libido – it can experience by many women in the period of Perimenopause.

Dryness of va-gina – It occurs due to decreased production of estrogen.

Painful sex – It mainly caused due to dryness of vagina.

Other symptoms include

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Facial tingling
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Involuntary urinary leakage
  • Osteoporosis


  • FSH level examination
  • Bone mineral density
  • Breast self examination
  • Mammogram testing
  • Pap tests


Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 14th ed, McGraw-Hill

Davidson’s Principles and Practise of Medicine, 17th ed, 1996, Churchill Livingstone

New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory, William Boericke, 2nd revised ed., 2001, B. Jain

The above information about homeopathy treatment of Perimenopause symptoms is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for Perimenopause symptoms.

About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.

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