To keep menopause at bay…

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in homeopathy | 0 comments

Just three sprays a day. Or something.

I ran across ‘Menopause Spray’ when I was researching this week’s blog posts. It is indicated for temporary relief of menopause symptoms. I hear that wine works just as well and it’s probably a lot tastier. menopausevinco

Look, I am a HUGE fan of alternative strategies for treating the ‘pause. However, admittedly, I draw the line at homeopathic medicine. While many alternatives have been studied in scientific, controlled clinical studies, one of the main issues that I have with homeopathy is the lack of standardization among formulations.  Still, homeopathy is delivered across Europe in both public and private healthcare systems. And, accordingly, many experts argue that when looking at thorough scientific reviews,  the majority “do demonstrate more than placebo effects even when confined only to large number of high-quality trials,” adding that “ the clinical benefits of homeopathy cannot be explained by the hypothesis that homeopathy is ‘just a placebo’.”

According to an article published in Maturitas in August, 2010, the three basic tenets of homeopathy are that:

  • Humans have a regulating mechanism responsible for growth and repair through which the homoeopathic remedy acts.
  • Homeo (similar) pathos (suffering) encapsulates the law of ‘similars’ where the symptom picture guides the practitioner to a substance in nature which causes these similar symptoms. Provings (i.e. homeopathic investigative trials), toxicology and clinical cases give information about these homeopathic symptom pictures.
  • Homeopathic medicines are ultra-dilute and  these low doses reflect the body’s innate sensitivity to certain medicines.

The most important thing to remember when considering homeopathy as a therapeutic strategy is the approach; it’s not something you simply buy over the counter, but rather, it requires a careful, in depth consultation with a licensed practitioner who then considers your symptoms in totality and then matches the homeopathic medicines appropriately. In other words, like many treatments one size fits all simply does not work nor is it aligned with the basic philosophy of the practice. Which, gets us back to menopause spray. Following are the litany of ingredients, their strengths and what they are indicated for:

Lachesis Mutus 8X, 30X

  • Climactic troubles
  • Flashes of heat
  • Palpitation

Helonias Dioica 6X

  • Sensation of weakness
  • Breasts swollen, nipples painful and tender

Sepia 12X

  • Hot flashes with weakness and perspiration

Sanguinaria Canadensis 6X

  • Flashes of heat
  • Soreness of breasts
  • Climactic disorders

Sulphuricum Acidum 12X

  • Hot flashes, followed by perspiration with trembling

Lycopodium Clavatum 4X

  • Weak memory
  • Shakes head without cause
  • Dryness of throat, without thirst

Kali Phosphoricum 6X

  • Weak and tired

Amyl Nitrosum 30X

  • Palpitation of heart
  • Flushing of heat followed by cold and clammy skin and profuse sweat

Buyer, beware!!!


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