Women of childbearing and rearing age represent the largest single group treated at Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic in Perth. In the treatment of women’s health, a combination of naturopathic lifestyle and dietary approaches and other natural therapy is combined with homeopathic medicine.
As always, the woman is perceived as a whole. The approach to the treatment of women’s health issues may or may not differ from that of a male. It depends how much the hormonal system is influencing the picture. However, in all cases the mental and emotional side of the case is included in the picture and choice of treatment. Furthermore the treatment is individual and specific to the person and is only determined after a consultation.
The menstrual and reproductive symptoms of the female patient are highly important in the choice of remedy for that person. That is, even if her main complaint seems to be unrelated. Homeopathic understanding teaches us that a woman’s menstrual cycle is the one of the most important aspect of that woman’s health. Even minor disturbances can both reflect, and and in turn, affect the whole balance of health.
When the woman presents with specifically female problems, homeopathy has many answers. Treatment is available for all problems, from the onset of the first menses (menarche), through the reproductive years, into menopause and beyond.
Irregular menses, painful and heavy periods (dysmenorrhoea and menorrhagia), premenstrual syndrome and absence of periods (amenorrhoea). All these issues are discussed in detail on the menstrual problems treatment page.
Infertility is one of the most important issues we treat. It makes up about a quarter of our practice. Fertility issues and problems resulting from the use of the oral contraceptive pill of course have a dedicated page.
Endometriosis, has its own page. This contains information on other problems related to oestrogen dominance such as fibroids and ovarian cysts.
Go to this page for a discussion on the natural treatment of polycystic ovarian disorder (PCOS).
Thrush and candida and their wide-ranging implications for women’s health are discussed on this page.
The problems of the menopause have a separate page. Here we discuss hormonal irregularities, including hot flushes, mood changes and menstrual irregularities of the peri-menopause and menopause. There is also a separate blog page on menopause, which includes case examples.
During the childbearing years there are many remedies that are indicated. These help with problems like nausea of pregnancy, miscarriages, pre-eclampsia, toxaemia of pregnancy and gestational diabetes.
We treat all the problems of childbirth, including failure to progress and difficult labour. There also remedies for the problems of the post-partum period. This includes issues such as retained placenta, perineal laceration and tears, and after-pains.
This is the page with more detail on pregnancy and birth.