Although menopause affects each woman differently, there are several common symptoms that are felt by the majority. Before seeking prescription drug intervention it is worth trying a few all-natural methods to alleviate menopause symptoms. 

Physical Exercise

If you aren't already involved in a regular exercise class, or working out for 30 minutes per day at least five days a week, then you'll want to begin doing so. Exercise is known to reduce stress, which plays a big part in exacerbating menopause symptoms. The less stress you feel, the less intense your menopause symptoms will be. Exercise also works to reduce fat, which aids in regulating your estrogen levels. 

Take Cohosh and Dong Quai 

Both cohosh and dong quai have medicinal uses, one of which is to supply the body with estrogen. Specifically, these herbs are known for reducing hot flashes and treating vaginal dryness. They are sold in liquid and capsule form, as well as in a tea bag for easy consumption and are meant to be used short-term. A therapeutic dose for those suffering from menopause is 600 mg per day. 

Use Maca Root Powder

Another herb that is used to treat menopause symptoms is maca root powder. It's natural appearance is much like that of a radish. When taking this herb regularly you'll notice an increase in libido and energy. The dosage guidelines are based on a person's weight, so you'll need to read the product label or consult with an herbalist to know exactly how much to take on a daily basis.

Increase Your Calcium and Vitamin D Intake 

Both calcium and vitamin D work together to support healthy bones. During menopause a woman's bones lose density. Increase your calcium intake to 1,000-1,200 and your vitamin D dosage to 400 IU to decrease the risk of suffering from osteoporosis. 

Add St. John's Wort

Women who find their menopause symptoms include insomnia and depression will benefit from adding St. John's Wort to their regimen. This herb comes from the plant, Hypericum perforatum, and can be consumed as a tea, pill, or liquid. For optimal results take 300 mg of St. John's Wort each day. 

There's no need to suffer from menopause symptoms when there are all-natural methods that can help you feel yourself again. Of course, you'll also want to make sure you're eating a balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables so that your body has the proper nutrition it needs to get you to the next stage in your life.