Like cures like. That’s the concept behind homeopathy, a centuries-old system that stimulates the body’s innate healing ability. In 1796, Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. observed that Cinchona Bark, a medicinal plant used by native people in South America to treat malaria, could also cause the symptoms of malaria in healthy people. After testing the theory on himself, he continued his research, establishing the “dynamic” effect of a homeopathic substance: The less potent the disease-causing agent in the remedy, the better it stimulated the healing process and with fewer side effects.

Whether you are undergoing menopause or have an acute illness, such as a cold or flu, or a chronic illness, such as thyroid disease, homeopathy can play an essential role in your wellness. Within the homeopathic model, as in most holistic approaches to health, illness is believed to be caused by imbalance within a person. Employing the system of “like cures like” – often along with other therapies – balance is restored; the body begins to function as it should and the symptoms of disease go away.

Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause

Typically the dosage begins at 30C, taken once or twice per day, 3 pellets under the tongue away from food or drink.  You don’t have to have every symptom in the list for the remedy to be the right one for you.  If you have two or three of the symptoms, it is very likely it will help you!

– indifferent to family, friends, irritability
– aversion to work
– significant depression
– frequent hot flashes with profuse sweating
– loss of sex drive, dryness
– sensation of uterus bearing down
– craving for sour foods

– extreme hot flashes and hot perspiration, especially at night
– heart palpations
– irritability
– aversion to tight clothing
– aversion to social interaction and work
– sadness, weariness
– desire to leave the home
– very talkative
– headaches, heat at top of the head

– depression, mood swings
– wants to be left alone
– loneliness, weepiness, mood changes suddenly
– sighing and brooding
– heaviness in the chest
– sudden outbursts of tears or laughter
– tries to hide feelings

– menopause with weight gain
– sadness
– constipation
– history of light mense
– very sensitive to music
– trouble concentration
– hot flashes and night sweats
– slow to wake up in the morning

– heavy uterine bleeding with clotting around menopause
– pain from sacrum to pubic bone

– menopause with weight gain
– cry easily
– development of fears, of bad things happening or disease, of losing one’s mind
– history of heavy mense
– easily fatigued
– anxiety, overwhelm

– menopause with severe headache, as if head will burst
– hot flashes with anxiety and palpitations
– wants to be near cool air

– menopause with sudden mood swings
– mild mannered nature
– cries easily, wants consolation
– generally chilly
– insecure about growing older
– better in open air

– anxiety with menopause
– very restless, changing position often
– excessive thirst, wants cold water

– hair fall with menopause
– craving for sweets
– craving for hot drinks in excess
– history of chronic gut issues

A homeopathic physician will conduct an extensive interview with a patient, identify potential remedies, and closely monitor a patient’s progress until the person is well. During treatment, symptoms may come and go as the body heals. While it’s a very safe therapy, it’s important to work with a practitioner who has been fully trained in order to achieve the best results possible.


  • Cody, G.W. & Hascall, H., “The History of Naturopathic Medicine: The Emergence and Evolution of an American School of Healing” in Pizzorno, J.E. & Murray, M. T. Textbook of Natural Medicine (2013). p. 37.
  • Lange, A. & Gaylord, S.A., “Homeopathy” in Pizzorno, J.E. & Murray, M. T. Textbook of Natural Medicine (2013). p. 314-323.