By Rose Morley BFRT

Menopause can be a difficult time for some women: it’s a big change to go through with hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings and can really feel like you’re losing a part of yourself.

Bach Flower Remedies can be a really helpful part of your toolkit when it comes to managing the symptoms of the menopause; a gentle way to support your emotional health during this time of transition.

Here are some Bach Flower Remedies that you might find especially useful:

STAR OF BETHLEHEM is a great remedy to help with any feelings of trauma. Add it to WALNUT for further support.

STAR OF BETHLEHEM and SWEET CHESTNUT or PINE can be great if you’re feeling grief or loss, or even guilt, as some women may struggle with the knowledge that their fertile years have come to an end.

If you feel like you’re putting on a brave face and just trying to cope, then AGRIMONY is the remedy for you. This helps to relieve the inner turmoil that you’re going through and perhaps the worry as well.

If you’re feeling like your body is lagging behind your brain then give OAK a try. This can really give you strength to keep on keeping on. Likewise, if you’re mentally tired, and your get up and go has got up and gone, then OLIVE is a great remedy to awaken the mind and help to leave the tiredness behind.

Mood swings are a well documented menopause symptom and many women can feel quite intense feelings of anger and even rage. Unsurprisingly, this can really put pressure on your relationship. Try using HOLLY for the anger and IMPATIENS for the frustrations.

All in all, Bach Flower remedies can be a fantastic support for any woman going through, starting or even coming out the other side of menopause, and can be used in conjunction with any other medication with no side effects.

When it comes to taking Bach Flower Remedies they can simply be added to any drink (even your glass of wine) or put directly onto the tongue.