Many women have experienced hormone related problems at one time or another. Hormone imbalance can cause a host of symptoms, namely in PMS or menopausal symptoms. Dr. Dan Purser MD mentions the 7 dwarves of menopause: Sweaty, Bloaty, Sleepy, Forgetful, Itchy, Witchy and Psycho. Some common symptoms of PMS are backache, headache, bleeding, bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings and uterine fibroids.
There are natural ways to help bring back balance without resorting to synthetic hormone therapies. Several essential oils have estrogen-like properties and can be helpful with supporting healthy hormone balance. The qualities in these oils are not an artificial estrogen, rather it occurs naturally in the plant material. Nothing has been added to these oils and nothing is taken out. Pharmaceutical companies have synthesized estrogen, but many synthetic hormones have been found harmful – even causing cancers. It is imperative that you have your hormone levels tested and consult with a doctor before using any hormone related products.
Some essential oils that may support hormone balance include anise, fennel, sage and clary sage. Therapeutic grade essential oils have hundreds of constituents in them that balance each other out for the benefit of the plant. When you use 1 drop of an essential oil, you are getting all these balanced constituents of the plant material in each drop.
Natural Progesterone from wild yams blended with therapeutic essential oils can be a gentle way to keep a healthy hormone balance.Wild yams offer a natural source of progesterone. The essential oils in this serum enhance the progesterone absorption through the skin. There are many thoughts on balancing hormones, and Dr. Dan Pursor has found in his practice that in order to balance out estrogen dominance, increasing the progesterone from a natural source will alleviate symptoms 98% of the time. You can read more about his studies in “Real Solutions For The Top 7 Female Health Concerns”. You can also access a document he has put together with FAQ’s on Hormone Balancing options. Increased progesterone has shown to have many positive effects on women of all ages, but particularly those over 40 with combating osteoperosis, depression, bloating, headaches, hot flashes, weight gain and several forms of cancer.
Blends that include oils that support hormone health: sage, clary sage, yarrow and fennel can give you variety in aroma and chemistry.
The information in this article is not meant to offer treatment for medical conditions, always consult with your medical professional before using hormone balancing products. There are many holistic doctors who can work with you individually to see what your body needs. There are many essential oil options to help bring relief to not only PMS symptoms for women of all ages, but for menopausal women as well.