Dr. Dewey discusses the homeopathy treatment of Climacteric in his bestselling book Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics….

Lachesis [Lach]

      Suits especially women who never get well from the change of life; “have never felt well since that time.” It corresponds to many climacteric troubles, such as haemorrhoids, haemorrhages, vertigo, burning on the vertex and headaches. It is remedy for women worn out by frequent pregnancies, with sudden cessation of the menses, trembling pulse, headache, flushing of the heat and rush of blood to the head, cold feet and constriction about the heart.

**Amyl nitrite. Flushes of heat at change of life. The 30th potency acts well here.

**Strontiana carbonica. Flushes of heat with head symptoms relieved by wrapping head up warmly.

**Sanguinaria. Flushes at climaxis; headache with profuse menses.

**Caladium. Pruritus at menopause.

**Aconite. Derangements of circulation at menopause.

Hughes also praises Glonoine for these conditions.

**Veratrum viride. Perhaps no remedy controls the flushes of heat, so annoying to women at the change of life, as well as **Veratrum viride.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

      Is very often the remedy for the suffering incident to the change of life. There is sinking at the stomach, pain at the vertex and irritability of disposition. The patient is restless and unhappy, feels sad and grieved. Bayes prefers the 6th and 12th potencies to the lower dilutions. It is but just to state that many have been disappointed in the use of this remedy.

**Caulophyllum 3X. Dr. Ludlam praises this remedy for nervous conditions following the climaxis, when there is “great nervous tension and unrest with a propensity to work and worry over little things.”

**Sepia. Congestion at the climaxis, in characteristic **Sepia constitutions, are quickly benefited by the remedy.

Bellis perennis. [Bell-p]

      Our English confreres use this remedy quite extensively in what is termed a “fagged womb.” The patients are very tired, want to lie down, have a backache. There is no real disease, but a marked tiredness all the time.

**Carduus is of supreme importance for liver troubles at the climaxis.

**Ustilago. Often rivals Lachesis in controlling the flooding during the climaxis. Vertigo is characteristic.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.