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Menopausal Hot Flashes
Four Key Homeopathic Remedies
Though poorly understood..
◊ Menopausal hot flashes to some extent
reflect:
• A rise in adrenalin levels and a decrease in...
Homeopathy, a Synopsis
◊ Key Ideas
• Mirroring: nature’s reflection in remedies
• The Law of Similars
• Nudging the vital ...
Courtesy of the honeybee,
Apis
Understanding Apis (crushed
angry bees)…
◊ Ouch! I’ve been stung!
…it burns and itches!
…now it’s swelling!
…I can’t sit s...
Understanding Apis…
◊ What’s in the venom?
Hyaluronic acid
Understanding Apis…
◊ Hyaluronic acid
An inflammatory agent but paradoxically used
to treat arthritis in bee sting therapy...
Understanding Apis…
◊ In summary Hyaluronic acid…
…connects the dots between inflammation
and reproduction
Understanding Apis…
◊ Mysteries of the honeybee
* A sisterhood unisphere
* Heat control in the hive from beating wings
* W...
Apis as a mirror for hot
flashes:
◊ “Heated” exchanges
◊ Thermal control of the hive
◊ Thwarted reproduction an inflammato...
The hot flashing Apis woman
has likely experienced:
◊ A history of bloating during her menses
◊ Some degree of conflict be...
What to expect from Apis
◊ A general cooling of the hot flashes or
less aggravation from their presence
◊ Reduced agitatio...
Courtesy of the bushmaster
snake, Lachesis
Understanding Lachesis
(made from the snake’s
venom)
◊ A battle between the Id and the
Supergo
• Strong primal instincts
•...
Understanding Lachesis
◊ Emotionally charged relationships
◊ Clairvoyance
◊ Pressure cooker (delusion she is under
superhu...
Lachesis, a mirror for hot
flashes:
◊ Internal energetic compression
• Promoting hypertension
◊Anxiety
◊Chest oppression
•...
What to expect from Lachesis
◊ Reduction in hot flashes or sensitivity to
heat
◊ Less talkative and less anxious
◊ Likely ...
Courtesy of the cuttlefish,
Sepia
Understanding Sepia (ink of
the cuttlefish)
◊ Though essentially an optimist she finds
hope has become toxic
• Due to repe...
Understanding Sepia
◊ Stagnation
• Abdominal bloating
• Flattening of the breasts
• Emotional flatness
◊Apathy
◊ Indiffere...
Sepia as a mirror of hot
flashes:
◊ Spewn ink muddies the waters
• Where is the fish? Where is the woman in
life?
◊ Spewn ...
Sepia explained by Traditional
Chinese Medicine:
◊ Constrained Liver syndrome
• Resentment or internalized anger
disharmon...
What to expect from Sepia…
◊ Renewal of hope
◊ Resolved stagnation and better energy
◊ Reduced hot flashes
◊ Shift into an...
Courtesy of the volcano,
Sulphur
Understanding Sulphur
◊ Derived from vulcanic magma deep
within the earth
• Like having an inefficient furnace within
ones...
Understanding Sulphur
◊ Positive pole
• Primal creativity
• Childlike curiosity
• Lush vegetation of the Hawaiian Islands
...
Understanding Sulphur
◊ Negative pole
• Poorly consolidated energy
• Laziness or lack of follow-through
• Slovenly
• Mad s...
Sulphur, as a mirror of
eruptive heat
◊ Burning like the heat of a volcano
◊ Eruptive skin ailments
◊ Offensive, excoriati...
Sulphur accounted for by
Traditional Chinese Medicine
◊ Internal pathogenic heat
• Causes
◊ Excess Yang and deficient
Yin ...
What to expect from Sulphur
◊ Enhanced toleration of heat
◊ Reduced hot flashes
◊ Decreased appetite
◊ Enlarged social awa...
How cool is that?
So glad I tried homeopathy!
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Menopausal Hot Flashes

  1. 1. Menopausal Hot Flashes Four Key Homeopathic Remedies
  2. 2. Though poorly understood.. ◊ Menopausal hot flashes to some extent reflect: • A rise in adrenalin levels and a decrease in estrogen levels • Heightened sensitivity to external heat • An imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (both the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic)
  3. 3. Homeopathy, a Synopsis ◊ Key Ideas • Mirroring: nature’s reflection in remedies • The Law of Similars • Nudging the vital force
  4. 4. Courtesy of the honeybee, Apis
  5. 5. Understanding Apis (crushed angry bees)… ◊ Ouch! I’ve been stung! …it burns and itches! …now it’s swelling! …I can’t sit still! …quick, put some ice on it!
  6. 6. Understanding Apis… ◊ What’s in the venom? Hyaluronic acid
  7. 7. Understanding Apis… ◊ Hyaluronic acid An inflammatory agent but paradoxically used to treat arthritis in bee sting therapy (Hey! That sounds homeopathic!) A component of the sperm cell’s warhead “acromium,” enabling the sperm to explode its way into the egg.
  8. 8. Understanding Apis… ◊ In summary Hyaluronic acid… …connects the dots between inflammation and reproduction
  9. 9. Understanding Apis… ◊ Mysteries of the honeybee * A sisterhood unisphere * Heat control in the hive from beating wings * Who gets to be anointed with the Royal Jelly? * Virgin queens and their hunger games * The hive divides along royal lines
  10. 10. Apis as a mirror for hot flashes: ◊ “Heated” exchanges ◊ Thermal control of the hive ◊ Thwarted reproduction an inflammatory issue ◊ Suppressed productivity as an inflammatory issue ◊ Entrenched adrenalization
  11. 11. The hot flashing Apis woman has likely experienced: ◊ A history of bloating during her menses ◊ Some degree of conflict between procreation and work in her life ◊ Placing a high value on the importance of family ◊ Intense rivalry with a sister ◊ Restless desire for an active community life
  12. 12. What to expect from Apis ◊ A general cooling of the hot flashes or less aggravation from their presence ◊ Reduced agitation and jealousy ◊ Possible shift into a Natrum Muriaticum remedy state characterized by suppressed grief
  13. 13. Courtesy of the bushmaster snake, Lachesis
  14. 14. Understanding Lachesis (made from the snake’s venom) ◊ A battle between the Id and the Supergo • Strong primal instincts • Suppressing instinctual intensity • Jealousy • Sexuality • Loquacity and throat sensitivity
  15. 15. Understanding Lachesis ◊ Emotionally charged relationships ◊ Clairvoyance ◊ Pressure cooker (delusion she is under superhuman control) ◊ Nightly aggravation (when the Id is free to assert itself)
  16. 16. Lachesis, a mirror for hot flashes: ◊ Internal energetic compression • Promoting hypertension ◊Anxiety ◊Chest oppression • Resulting from emotional intensity ◊Grief ◊Betrayal ◊Frustration (thwarted control)
  17. 17. What to expect from Lachesis ◊ Reduction in hot flashes or sensitivity to heat ◊ Less talkative and less anxious ◊ Likely switch to another less jealous snake remedy state
  18. 18. Courtesy of the cuttlefish, Sepia
  19. 19. Understanding Sepia (ink of the cuttlefish) ◊ Though essentially an optimist she finds hope has become toxic • Due to repeated disappointment and resentment ◊ Confusion as to psycho-sexual identity • Am I a vibrant reproductive woman or am I barren?!
  20. 20. Understanding Sepia ◊ Stagnation • Abdominal bloating • Flattening of the breasts • Emotional flatness ◊Apathy ◊ Indifference to loved ones • Exhaustion
  21. 21. Sepia as a mirror of hot flashes: ◊ Spewn ink muddies the waters • Where is the fish? Where is the woman in life? ◊ Spewn ink stagnates the water • Stagnation promotes heat as in the example of decomposing matter in a composte heap
  22. 22. Sepia explained by Traditional Chinese Medicine: ◊ Constrained Liver syndrome • Resentment or internalized anger disharmonizes the Liver ◊The Liver’s energy knots up ◊The Liver’s heat energy or Yang becomes hyperactive and rises causing a heat flush
  23. 23. What to expect from Sepia… ◊ Renewal of hope ◊ Resolved stagnation and better energy ◊ Reduced hot flashes ◊ Shift into another remedy state (again, Natrum Muriaticum is a possibility)
  24. 24. Courtesy of the volcano, Sulphur
  25. 25. Understanding Sulphur ◊ Derived from vulcanic magma deep within the earth • Like having an inefficient furnace within oneself ◊Aggravation from heat ◊Excessive appetite ◊Gassiness ◊Dry skin eruptions •
  26. 26. Understanding Sulphur ◊ Positive pole • Primal creativity • Childlike curiosity • Lush vegetation of the Hawaiian Islands • I am the center of the universe personality • Formidable woman
  27. 27. Understanding Sulphur ◊ Negative pole • Poorly consolidated energy • Laziness or lack of follow-through • Slovenly • Mad scientist • Social alienation
  28. 28. Sulphur, as a mirror of eruptive heat ◊ Burning like the heat of a volcano ◊ Eruptive skin ailments ◊ Offensive, excoriating discharges ◊ Sulphuric flatulence ◊ Intolerable flushes
  29. 29. Sulphur accounted for by Traditional Chinese Medicine ◊ Internal pathogenic heat • Causes ◊ Excess Yang and deficient Yin from • Overthinking • Improper diet
  30. 30. What to expect from Sulphur ◊ Enhanced toleration of heat ◊ Reduced hot flashes ◊ Decreased appetite ◊ Enlarged social awareness ◊ Shift into a more socially aware remedy state such as Calcarea featuring cautiousness and concern for shelter or Lycopodium (featuring insecurity)
  31. 31. How cool is that? So glad I tried homeopathy!

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