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By Sarah Davison.
How Homeopathy May Help Relieve Vaginal Dryness
Vagina. There, I said it! Despite “The Vagina Monologues” and our society’s growing openness about matters sexual, it’s still a taboo word. So when it comes to vaginal dryness, this is just as taboo. A recent international study found that the impact of vaginal dryness was far-reaching, greatly affecting women’s self-esteem, as well as their intimate relationships. In the UK, 70% of women said they avoided sex, and 1 in 5 British men were uncomfortable discussing vaginal health. The result: An ever-widening chasm – both physical and emotional – between sufferers and their partner. And for those not in a relationship, these symptoms can cause them to give up on that area of their lives altogether. What’s more, a huge 75% of women, the study showed, were not seeking help. Why? Perhaps because, lubricants are not for everyone, nor are the options of ingesting, applying or inserting artificial hormones. And besides not being natural, neither of these approaches cure the problem, because if you stop using them, the symptoms come back. But there is a natural solution, which can restore the vagina’s innate ability to self-lubricate, and that is Homeopathy.
Homeopathy for Vaginal Dryness
For the uninitiated, homeopathy is a natural, non-toxic system of medicine, that is the second most widely-used system of medicine in the world, with approximately 450M users. It stimulates your innate, self-healing mechanism with ultra-diluted doses of the substance, that when undiluted and taken to excess, would cause symptoms similar to the ones you have. As the healing is done by your own system and not the pill, it has no side-effects, and can, if needed, be taken alongside conventional medicine. Physical, mental and emotional complaints can be treated in this way.
There are many homeopathic remedies that can help with the symptoms of vaginal dryness. The choice of remedy depends on many factors above and beyond the actual presenting symptoms, which I hope the following case studies will illustrate.
A Case of Vaginal Dryness with Fear of Rejection
A woman of 30, experienced burning pain and soreness during and after intercourse, and as a result had lost her desire for sex, for fear of the pain. She had a history of a number of difficult relationships before her current boyfriend. Her first boyfriend had been abusive, and had forced himself on her. Subsequent boyfriends had all rejected her in some way, as had her father. But here she was, for the first time in her life, with a really wonderful man, whom she loved deeply. And she was terrified he would also reject her. My analysis was that she had a deep ambivalence around relationships: she longed to be loved and accepted, yet she feared getting too close in case she was rejected again. And her body was expressing this as vaginal dryness during intercourse.
The remedy I gave her matched not only the dryness, but also her ambivalence and fear of rejection in relationships. It took one month for the dryness and pain to resolve using homeopathy and two months for her to lose the fear of the pain. In addition, she got engaged shortly after starting treatment and is now happily married.
A Case of Menopausal Vaginal Dryness
A 59-year old woman had vaginal dryness, which started with the menopause and had got steadily worse ever since. She experienced the dryness during sex as an intense burning at the start of intercourse, which abated a little after a while. In this case the choice of homeopathic remedy was dictated by her personality and other physical complaints.
As a person, she “tried to be cheerful”, and hated being late, letting people down, or confronting those who had offended her. Nor did she like to express anger or sadness in public, particularly the latter, in case it inspired pity from others. She had a history of migraines, allergic sinusitis triggered in the spring and autumn, and acid reflux. She responded so quickly to the remedy that she was, in her words, “90% better” after the first month. I signed her off after two months.
What is evident from these cases, is that vaginal dryness is not just suffered by menopausal women, but by non-menopausal women as well. And the causes can be various, from physical to emotional. Homeopathy provides and natural and holistic approach, which often gives the patient more than they bargained for…in a good way.
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Sarah Davison is a homeopath, coach, mother and wife, who worked for 20 years in the commercial world in sales and innovation consulting, prior to retraining as a homeopath. She qualified in 2012, and sees people face-to-face in Central London, and by Skype all over the world. If you would like to explore the possibility of homeopathic treatment with her, whether for vaginal dryness or some other complaint, she is always happy to do a free, no-strings, 20-minute consultation