Change Of Life

Words: Dr Manfred MUELLER With Dr Debby BRUCK 

First, the big question. How safe is the menopausal medication oestrogen, the most widely prescribed drug in the US?  Answers may be years away, and yet 1.3 million+ American women who enter menopause each year must decide whether it outweighs possible links to cancer and other illnesses.

Oestrogen has been prescribed since the 1940s to ease hot flashes, headaches, vaginal dryness, insomnia, mood swings and other signs of menopause, when the body’s natural supply of the hormone declines.

Studies performed in 1975 showed oestrogen [Premarin] increased the risk of cancer of the endometrium [the uterine lining]. By 1980 the drug was back in favour with the use of progestin [a synthetic progestogen with effects similar to progesterone], a second hormone taken with oestrogen that appears to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. In recent years, the medical establishment has strongly promoted oestrogen because of evidence that it protects post-menopausal women against osteoporosis [the loss of bone mass that can lead to deformities and crippling fractures], cardiovascular disease and, perhaps, Alzheimer’s.

This is being done, in spite of the strong evidence that continued administration of so-called conjugated oestrogens increases the risk of cancer in animals and human beings. Studies have shown an increased risk of endometrial and breast cancer. There is also a three-fold increase in the risk for gallbladder disease. Other serious long-term risks include blood clots, stroke, liver cancer and tumours, high blood pressure, heart disease, glucose intolerance with symptoms similar to diabetes.

In spite of mounting scientific evidence about long-term adverse effects, most physicians try to persuade women to take Premarin, or other hormones, while emphasising on the negative aspects of menopause. Keep in mind that no matter what product you use, long-term hormone replacement therapy [HRT] increases the risk for cancer and many other serious, or fatal, illnesses.

Many women do not remain impressed by the propaganda of the pharma-industry for long. The Massachusetts Women’s Health Study showed that about 40 per cent of women on hormones soon quit taking their medication, or took them intermittently. 20 per cent never filled their prescriptions.  Women are saying, “Wait a second…” The possible direct side-effects from HRT are bleeding, bloating, nausea, weight gain, or mood changes [at a cost of up to US$30, or more, per month].

The Premarin industry is a multibillion-dollar enterprise.  An estimated eight million women are currently taking the drug. In addition to increasing the risk of disease in older women, this industry is taking its toll in another population: young female horses. The Premarin industry spells misery and death to hundreds of thousands of horses and foals. Premarin is produced from the urine of pregnant mares. The young mares are impregnated, and fitted with a rubber collection cup attached to a hose.  They are kept in stalls for the entire duration of pregnancy, and re-impregnated as soon as possible after the birth. Most young foals are usually killed as a by-product of the PMU [pregnant mare urine] industry, while some are kept to replace worn-out mares.

Women unwilling to take hormones for the rest of their life have other options. Most physicians suggest moderate exercise, no smoking, and eating a low-fat diet high in nutrients. Exercise helps to control weight gain, bone density, blood pressure and cholesterol level, and ease hot flashes, sleeplessness and anxiety. In addition to change in lifestyle there is the option of homeopathic treatment.

But, what about the risk of osteoporosis? Did you know that fluoride added to drinking water causes osteoporosis? You can reduce the risk of osteoporosis simply by filtering all fluoride from your tap water. Fluoride is a chemical by-product of aluminium, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. It has no proven benefits and increases the risk of osteoporosis in both men and women. Installing a whole house filter that will remove fluoride, moderate exercise and a diet high in vegetables will effectively prevent osteoporosis. Homeopathic treatment can reverse osteoporosis after it has already been established. 

Homeopathic Treatment 

Homeopathic treatment has helped millions of women through the change of life, without the dangerous side-effects of crude conventional drugs.  Homeopaths do not assume from the beginning that a woman who is going through the change of life is necessarily in need of a medicine. In order to prescribe a medicine for actual menopausal symptoms, homeopaths consider the complete symptomatology of the patient, her individual constitution, overall health and medical history, past drug use, mental, physical and emotional state. The advantages of homeopathic treatment are obvious.  Besides its minimal cost, it has long-lasting healing effects. The remedies do not suppress symptoms, but act as a stimulus to the person’s ‘vital force’ to balance an existing disorder.

Menopause, the transitional life phase associated with the cessation of menstruation, usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 50. Not all women experience symptoms, or need treatment. In women who exhibit symptoms, and in the absence of treatment, menopause may last from a few months to, in rare cases, over three years. The expression ‘climacteric period,’ though less commonly used, is the scientific term for menopause. The symptoms vary, but include period disorders, circulatory disorders like hot flashes, heaviness of the legs, high blood pressure and osteo-articular disorders.

A professional homeopath takes each individual case as being unique into consideration and for treatment.

Because of the difficulties in finding the proper individual remedy for each patient, it is not advisable to try to treat oneself with homeopathic remedies, except for temporary alleviation of otherwise harmless symptoms.

It is, therefore, important to consult an experienced, professional homeopathic practitioner.

The homeopathic remedies are prescribed after a complete clinical exam and laboratory tests to determine if there are any serious conditions present — which would need other medical attention.

Ask Questions 

Before deciding to take hormone replacement therapy, it is wise to ask questions and do some research. A Gallup Poll, in 1993, showed that 36 per cent of women get most of their information from their physicians. Even then, doctors tend to focus on short-term effects of menopause rather than long-term health risks.  84 per cent of the time, hormone therapy is recommended, with little or no discussion of alternatives. The trend today is anyone’s guess. The big point is: there are gentle natural methods available. It is up to you to search them out.

Homeopathic Treatment: The Advantage

Fortunately, as a result of the education carried on a daily basis by knowledgeable alternative practitioners, more and more women have become aware of the dangers of hormone replacement therapy today. They have been seeking [and, finding] alternatives. This has even caused a shift in the attitude of conventional doctors toward HRT treatment of menopausal symptoms.

It is important to keep in mind that menopausal symptoms are mostly encountered in women that have a history of hormonal imbalance before menopause.

Homeopathic treatment can effectively prevent these symptoms and restore balance long before menopause.

Conclusion 

Homeopathy is most useful for hormonal disorders, especially menopause. If you are not able to experience relief with ‘self-treatment’ [albeit this is not recommended, unless you have someone who’s qualified to guide you], it is always imperative to take appointment and professional treatment with a specialist homeopathic practitioner — for safe, tangible, long-term results. 

Dr MANFRED MUELLER, MA, DHM, RSHom [NA], CCH, a homeopath of international repute, began his formal homeopathic studies in 1979. He opened his homeopathic practice in Durham, North Carolina, US, in 1986, where he practiced for 18 years, before moving to Southern California. Today, he travels extensively, taking appointments via telephone with clients across the globe. Apart from pioneering ‘The Mueller Method™ of Homeopathy,’ Dr Mueller is also a generalist with special interests in oncology, cardiology, neurology, mercury and heavy metal chelation, hyper-sensitivities and allergies, aside from other complex chronic disorders. Dr DEBBY BRUCK, MS, who passed away into sunset May 2018, following a long battle with cancer, was an indefatigable educator, homeopath, radio and video show host, champion speaker, and blogger. She was also the founder of Homeopathy World Community, a professional social network platform for homeopaths. This article is ©Dr Manfred Mueller.

2 thoughts on “Change Of Life

  1. Linda S says:

    I’m 72 years old and like homeopathic Dioscorea [Wild Yam]. I’m so glad I never took any hormones for menopause. I don’t trust drug companies to actually help me, or anyone else. Homeopathy is the best medicine, on our planet in my opinion. Thank you, Dr Mueller, for everything you do to truly helping people [And, I’m soon going to have my own homeopathic book. It’s “Goodbye, Quacks ⏤ Hello, Homeopathy” ⏤ my experiences in using homeopathy to curing a loved one’s ‘incurable’ mental illness and meth addiction.

    • Dr Pallav Thanawala says:

      Linda Ma’am, what a wonderful title ‘Goodbye Quacks—Hello Homeopathy!’
      Looking forward to experiencing your experience with Homeopathy with us soon?

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