Shauna is a Naturopath & Medical Herbalist with 31 years experience specialising in women & children's health, immunity & autoimmune disease & cancer support. Shauna is passionate about the healing power of herbal medicine & natural remedies. She has had a long term interest in menopause and cancer.
refers to when a woman's menstrual period has permanently stopped, but menopause can be a long time in coming!
Perimenopause is the years beforehand, when irregular menstrual periods,hot flushes, headaches, mood swings, anxiety & depression may be the result of hormone changes.
or PMS is the term used to describe the symptoms that occur before your period due to hormonal fluctuations. These can be mood swings, depression, headaches, bloating, abdominal pain, and spotting. sometimes these might occur in the middle of your cycle too.
Hormone havoc ?
Well there is much that can be done. Using herbal medicines and diet, your body can be supported to manage hormonal imbalances. There is a long history of herbal medicines use in women's reproductive health.
Clinical studies support herbal medicines for PMS and menopause and menstrual pain. Traditional evidence support the use of herbs in a number of hormonal conditions such as oestrogen excess, fibroids, cysts and heavy and irregular bleeding.