The conventional medicine approach to many women’s health issues – ranging from hormonal acne to nightmare periods and PMS – is to treat by suppressing the menstrual cycle and our natural monthly hormonal ebbs and flows with the Pill.
Many women may feel short-changed when they are told to ‘just go on the Pill and stop complaining’ – an approach that, sadly, many doctors offer as the only solution. But, equally, many women decide to stop the Pill after many years and then struggle to understand their natural cycles, as they have been absent for most of their adult life as women.
Going on the Pill or using an IUD with a small number of hormones can help many of these symptoms, and for many women, it works wonders. However, more and more women prefer a more natural approach.