A friend of mine (Kaisha-Dyan McMillan) just published a great article on cannabis and how it helps with menopause, written form a western medical perspective. Lots of info and personal stories.
A quick quote:
“Estrogen has a direct impact on the body’s endocannabinoid system, which counts maintenance of mood, pain, body temperature, sleep, and reproduction among its many responsibilities. Less estrogen means reduced endocannabinoid signaling in these key areas, resulting in many of the most commonly known menopause symptoms including hot flashes, headaches, fatigue, depression, decreased libido, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and even osteoporosis. “