Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 1997 Apr; 3(2): 46-50.
Homoeopathic treatment during the menopause.
Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, London, UK.
Nurses and midwives may not be directly involved in treating menopausal patients, nevertheless they are in a unique position to offer support and advice to patients concerned about the menopause. Many women want to know about ways of dealing with uncomfortable symptoms and fears associated with going through the menopause. Homoeopathic treatment is one form of therapy which can be used during the menopause, which takes into account both the physical symptoms and the emotional responses. Homoeopathic treatment can be used as an alternative to treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or alongside HRT, in the management of menopausal symptoms. As well as exploring homoeopathic approaches to the treatment of menopausal symptoms, the current trend of promoting HRT is questioned in this article.