Menopause is a point in time 12 months after a woman's last period and signals the cessation of fertility. Perimenopause refers to the years leading up to that point, when the ovaries begin to produce less oestrogen, and women begin to notice changes in their monthly cycles and alongside may experience symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, sleep irregularities, hair loss etc.
My top two remedies that I seem to most frequently prescribe at some point for women going through the menopausal transition are Sepia and Lachesis (bearing in mind homeopathy is prescribed wholistically taking account of the mental, physical and emotional constitution, medical history, miasmatic influences, ancestral traits, and more).
After 13 moons of no moon, I invited a group of 13 women to a coastal retreat to mark this threshold with me. I felt I deserved a medal by the point! Never underestimate the healing and transformative power of ritual, ceremony and community to mark life's mileposts.