Menopause Treatments and Hormone Tips

Chinese herbal remedies for menopauseIt is possible to live through the menopausal years without suffering from hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and other symptoms.  Consider these  menopause treatment options,  when you are looking for a solution.

What was once standard therapy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, (HRT) has been proven much too risky because of the increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease.  Now what's a women to do?

Today Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, (BHRT) seems to be coming more accepted. The difference is hormones in BHRT are derived from plants such as soy and yams rather than from the urine of pregnant horses.  

But is taking unopposed estrogen a good idea?  Our bodies normally maintain a delicate balance of hormones to keep it functioning optimally at any age.  Today we have xeno-estrogens in our water, our cosmetics, our food and even on cash register receipts.  So how do we know when our bodies have too much or not enough hormones??  As our livers work overtime to process all this estrogen, is adding more really such a good idea?

Some doctors are speaking out on this subject, warning that unless estrogen is balanced with progesterone, women could be putting themselves at risks.."To say it's bio-identical doesn't mean it's safe," Dr. Richard Boroditsky, a professor at the University of Manitoba's department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. To avoid the risk of uterine cancer most women taking estrogen also need to take progesterone, he says. While most bio-identical therapies use progesterone creams, Dr. Boroditsky says women can't be sure of the levels of hormones they're absorbing. "We've known this for years – that if woman takes un-opposed estrogen, she increases her risk eight to 10 times over the normal chances of developing cancer of the uterus," he says.

When you are looking for an answer carrying non of these risks, check into Eastern Medicine alternatives such as Chinese herbs and Menopause Relief Herb Pac.   These types of herbal remedies have been used for centuries safely and without side-effects.  The herbs we use do not mimic estrogen nor are they xeno-estrogens rather they gently reduce your body temperature by supporting adrenal function and nourish the dryness which occurs from the excessive heat.  In Eastern medicine the classic herbal formula called Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan or Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia  cools the blood and nourishes the yin fluids. 

At Pac Herbs we strive to bring herbal remedies to women who want a safe and effective answer to the uncomfortable symptoms that can accompany menopause and peri-menopause.  Give our Menopause Relief herb tea a test run, you'll see a noticeable reduction in symptoms with the first box of tea.  It taste delicious while fueling your body with the natural nutrients it needs to support your adrenal glands as you gradually adjust to reduced hormone levels. Menopause is a natural body function which arrives as we age and all bodies need a little support to manage the change. Herbs are a gentler, kinder, time tested method of supporting this natural change.