The stage leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, is when most symptoms occur due to the body producing fewer hormones like estrogen. This change can result in a wide range of symptoms, each affecting individuals differently.
During this phase of life, women may experience numerous changes, including shifts in family dynamics, career transitions, and evolving priorities.
Menopause typically occurs between ages 45 and 55, but it can also happen outside this range.
Hormonal changes can cause various symptoms like altered periods, mood swings, hot flashes, joint inflammation, fatigue, and insomnia.
Aromatherapists can offer natural solutions to ease menopause symptoms by promoting a holistic approach that includes essential oils, proper hydration, nutrition, self-care, exercise, and rest.
Exercise is essential for maintaining bone strength and mental health during menopause. Combining Pilates, yoga, and moderate-intensity workouts can help balance hormones and reduce stress. Using peppermint essential oil on the back of your neck can encourage physical activity and help you feel refreshed.
To combat insomnia, consider adding a drop of Lavender essential oil to your pillow or using a damp flannel with Hydrolats (Cypress, Geranium, or Lavender) to create a calming sensation. Bergamot is an excellent choice when insomnia is linked to depression, and Peppermint Hydrolat spray can help alleviate hot flashes during the day or night.
Proper hydration and nutrition are crucial during menopause. Focus on a plant-based diet rich in phytoestrogens, which can help relieve hot flashes, maintain bone density, and alleviate menstrual discomfort. Incorporating pre- and probiotics into your diet can also improve oestrogen and progesterone metabolism.
Aromatherapy can address both physical and emotional menopause symptoms.
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