Alternative Womens Health

There are a variety of alternative womens health choices today.

A woman’s body goes through so many changes throughout her life, and her hormones have much to do with it. As a girl matures into a woman, and as that woman matures into her later years, the levels of hormones in her bloodstream are sure to fluctuate.

A number of alternative health products and therapies have been developed in order to help her adjust to the changes within her body.

Womens health therapies for female sex drive, include Yohimbe bark extract, containing the active ingredient yohimbine hydrochloride, which has often been used in increasing female libido as well as male libido. Other alternative health compounds used for increasing female libido include ephedra, ginkgo, kava, and saw palmetto.

Health products aimed at women who suffer from hot flashes but who no longer take hormones can use the herbal supplements soy and black cohash.

Take note, however, that it has been suggested that since cohash works similarly to estrogen, it may act to block the uptake of estrogen into the bloodstream by competing with it.

Recently, no alternative health product for women has been shown to act as herbal contraceptives. However, it has been shown that some herbal supplements can actually interact and decrease the effectiveness of prescription birth control such as St. John’s Wort. A number of alternative health remedies for premenstrual syndrome have been identified including: evening primrose oils, belladonna, ginkgo, St. John’s Wort, pennyroyal, and goldenseal. Other non-herbal remedies like aromatherapy and yoga also help relieve symptoms.

There are several women’s alternative health remedies available throughout her life cycle that can help to adjust to the changes within her body.

If you are looking to start a natural supplement or therapy regimen, please contact a professional before starting.