Could alternative therapies help you through the menopause?

November 26, 2012 2 min read

Coping with the menopausal transition can be difficult and from our research here at Cool-jams it seems to be  a very personal experience. What works for one woman may not for another. We talk to thousands of women each day and through our conversation and experience have learned much wisdom. Many of our Cool-jams friends have had success using alternative therapies and experts recommend keeping an open mind.

Dealing with menopausal symptoms is never a  one-size-fits-all approach. Some women have had success with acupuncture and homeopathy. Both options seem to offer a very different, gentler, more holistic approach.  While other women have had success with hormone replacement therapy either bio-identical or traditional.

Today we would like to talk a little more about the natural options available. Acupuncture is known to encourage natural healing in the body, addressing the root cause of the issue to bring about "physical and mental well being".  Conversely, homeopathy uses diluted substances to trigger the healing process. Either options may be worth further exploration especially for those women not able to use HRT for medical reasons. Diet and exercise are also recognized as key ways to make the menopause easier.

See some of our other Cool-jams articles discussing the menopause diet. There are many foods that can help curb menopausal symptoms. Environmental sleep help like keeping your bedroom at a nice 68 degrees F is important for optimum sleep comfort. Additionally, you should try cooling sheets, cooling pillows,  temperature regulating blankets and a cooling mattress pad to help with night sweats and hot flashes. Lastly not to be self serving, but Cooljams wicking sleepwear will keep you cool, dry and comfortable all night. Sometimes known as menopause pajamas because that is exactly what they are. They are a natural help for hot menopausal sleepers. Bottom line, women should look at  menopause as a new beginning and focus on the benefits it brings. Studies have shown that individuals who expect to have a difficult time with menopause usually do. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.