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Hormonal Headaches & Homeopathy

by | Oct 25, 2019 | Headaches, Hormonal headaches, Hormones

Not tonight dear, I have a headache.

Headaches are probably the most common dis-ease suffered by humans.  There are many types of headaches, and many jokes about headaches.

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But only women suffer from monthly hormonal headaches.  These can range from mild pressure around the head to migraines. The excuse above, that is often the punchline of jokes, is true.

There is a long history of homeopathy helping with all sorts of women’s health issues, and headaches are no exception. (An interesting side note, is that Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder and developer of the principals of homeopathy, did provings on women as well as men. This was over 200 years ago. Conventional medicine, meanwhile, has only included women in their studies in significant numbers in the last 20 years or so. Rules to include women in such studies were developed in 1985. It’s really pretty pathetic that it has taken so long.  But I digress.)

Homeopathy For The Win!

Over the years, I have helped many women and teenaged girls with hormonal headaches. Most recently, a 42 year old woman in my PTSD and Homeopathy study suffered with PMS headaches monthly, along with CPTSD on a daily basis.

One of the great things about homeopathy is that one remedy helps all that ails you, so you don’t have to be taking this pill in the morning and these two at lunch and that one before bed.  Homeopathy is pretty much the ultimate “holistic” medicine, in that one remedy helps the whole person.

Meanwhile, by client was improving month by month with her CPTSD.  She wasn’t anxious all the time.
She was much happier and smiled more.
She was standing up for herself.
She was better able to tolerate her abusive mother.

However, after a couple months, she still had a slight headache before her period.  But at her third follow up appointment, after three cycles, and only two doses of her remedy, she didn’t have a headache before her period.  The first time in probably her whole adult life.

This is typical with homeopathy.  When there are symptoms associated with the monthly cycle, it can take 3-4 cycles for the symptoms to be healed.  Not bad for a life-time symptom.  It is also not unusual for the most limiting symptom to improve first.  Her headaches were for a short time each month.  Her CPTSD was a 24/7 symptom.  So the fact that it improved first was not a surprise.

Many Possible Remedies That Can Help

In looking up the number of remedies in the Homeopathic Repertory of Symptoms for head pain before Menses, 133 remedies appear.  I can guarantee that the remedy I gave my client mentioned above is not in this list. There are also remedies for head pain during menses (190), end of menses (11) and after menses (45). The symptoms get more specific, for example, the quality of pain and the exact location of the head pain.

You may wonder how I gave my client a remedy that didn’t cover her PMS symptoms.  I was able to do this because her remedy was quite unusual and not well known.  But it covered her mental/emotional state of her CPTSD, and with my experience as a homeopath, I knew that her PMS symptoms would get better too.

If you would like to learn more about homeopathy and menopausal symptoms, join our Facebook Group Women Aging Gracefully, Naturally.

If you would like to eliminate your monthly hormonal headache with homeopathy, schedule a New Client appointment today, and start getting well tomorrow.


Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.


Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!



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