There are times in a woman’s life when menstrual harmony may be disrupted. External and internal factors can effect hormone balance, manifesting in a range of symptoms. There are many ways in which the alternative practitioner can help restore balance.
The naturopathic approach
Every woman will present with her own particular story. The naturopathic approach is to treat the individual. A consultation allows the practitioner to explore the underlying factors and suggest appropriate herbs, supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes tailored to the person to enhance menstrual harmony.
The liver’s role in maintaining menstrual harmony
The liver is a very important organ to support hormone balance due to its action of clearing hormones from the body. Herbs such as St. Mary’s thistle, Schisandra, Dandelion root & Bupleurum will improve liver function. Starting the day with warm water and lemon juice, eating bitter greens and reducing intake of coffee & alcohol will also help.
Phytoestrogens are compounds found in herbs and food that are similar in chemical structure to oestrogen. These compounds are able to bind to receptors on the cell walls, having a regulatory effect on oestrogen levels.
To determine the most suitable treatment for the individual woman, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners.