I have worked in clinics in Brighton and London for the last 15 years and was drawn to women's health when I realised how many women were "suffering in silence" with hormonal issues that could very easily be overcome with naturopathy.
When I asked women about their menstrual cycles most said that they were 'normal', but digging deeper I realised that what many considered to be normal was pain, mood swings and extreme fatigue; all symptoms that natural PMT treatments
At the same time I saw an increasing number of women who were looking for alternative therapies
for conditions which orthodox medicine could do little to help. Women with endometriosis, for example, were given artificial hormones (in the form of the pill) to try and suppress their symptoms: this was not a satisfactory solution for those wanting to start a family. Natural endometriosis treatments
on the other hand focus on bringing the hormones back into balance, which not only relieves their symptoms but also greatly increases their chances of having a normal pregnancy.
I also found an interesting correlation between endometriosis and ME. As orthodox medicine offers little in the way of help for this debilitating condition, more people are turning to natural medicine for ME
. In many of the women who consulted with me, I found that balancing their hormones to first relieve their symptoms of endometriosis, resulted in massive improvements in their symptoms of ME as well.
Balancing hormones is also the key to success when using complementary therapies for PCOS
, and a return of monthly periods naturally eliminates the associated infertility, without the need for drugs.
Similarly, women suffering with interstitial cystitis were being offered repeated doses of antibiotics or painkillers, neither of which were tackling the root cause of the problem: many found that the dietary changes and natural cystitis remedies
I prescribed were not only very effective at providing relief from the pain and discomfort, but also cleared their symptoms completely in the long term.
Alongside hormonal problems, many of the women I saw were suffering with stress and other related illnesses. I found that herbal remedies for anxiety
were extremely effective at helping them overcome these, giving them back the confidence they needed to enjoy their lives more fully.
Brighton Natural Solutions has an extensive client base in Brighton, Shoreham, Worthing, Lewes, Newhaven & Eastbourne with women travelling from all across East & West Sussex for our complementary therapies to their health issues. Skype or telephone consultations are also available for those who wish to consult from further afield; both nationally and internationally.