Alternative help for fatigue
Essential oils* work by stimulating a response in the brain’s cortex. Put 3 to 5 drops on a tissue, add to the bath or hot water to make a vapour, or use an oil burner. These oils may help balance your moods:
Lavender: calming properties may help with sleep and relaxation, soothing the mind and body.
Frankincense: promotes relaxation and a sense of peace, satisfaction, and serenity. Good for anxiety
Ylang Ylang: helps to reduce tension and stress
Rose: useful for relaxation.
*The oils are strong and shouldn’t be applied directly to the skin.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM)
TCM sees menopause symptoms in terms of Qi (energy), and works to help relieve sleep problems, tiredness and fatigue by stimulating specific acupuncture points to ease sensitivity to pain and stress, encourage relaxation and switch off your over active brain, which may be causing your lack of sleep. Try the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine or the British Acupuncture Council to find a local practitioner.
The British Homeopathic association site says ‘Many patients speak enthusiastically of the help they have received from homeopathic treatment for menopausal symptoms as various as hot flushes, profuse sweating, mood swings, irritability and sleep disturbance.’ During a homeopathic consultation, you’ll be asked a range of questions to identify the right remedy to get to the bottom of your fatigue.