#157 Natural Menopause Remedies with Dr Anne Henderson

27 Jul 2022

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Today I’m chatting with Dr Anne Henderson, a highly experienced Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has spent 17 years as a senior consultant at a major acute NHS Trust, following undergraduate studies at Cambridge University

Dr Anne is passionate about women’s health issues, particularly menopause and HRT, which is now a key health agenda. She has extensive experience in this area having undertaken postgraduate research into the menopause, HRT, PMS and post-natal depression.

In addition, she is a British Menopause Society Accredited Specialist, a recognition currently held by fewer than 200 practitioners in the UK and Anne also believes in offering her patients the full spectrum of treatments which includes complementary therapies such as herbal medicine.

She has worked closely with a medical herbalist in Kent for the last 20 years: this collaboration has been highly successful and forms an integral part of Anne’s clinical practice and educational seminars. She believes that the role of complementary therapies, particularly herbal medicine, is greatly under-recognised by most healthcare practitioners … which is why we’re talking about it today!

Today’s conversation dives into:

  • The need to expand and improve the existing NHS service to ensure that all women are able to access high quality menopause care.
  • The physical, emotional and psychological signs/symptoms of menopause
  • Anne’s tips for choosing herbal remedies.
  • Some examples of integrative approaches to menopausal symptoms like brain fog, low energy, cognitive symptoms and weight gain.
  • How natural approaches can blend well with HRT
  • Herbal tisanes vs tinctures and capsules
  • Tips for weight gain, brain fog and sleep disturbances

For more information I highly recommend checking out Anne’s brilliant book Natural Menopause, full of illustrations, tips and practical advice from a trusted professional.

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