Here is the third and final part of our interview with alternative practitioner Ina Asmus-Brütt.
Susanne Liedtke: Ina, you mentioned bioidentical hormones earlier when talking about hormone replacement therapy. Can you say something more about this?
Ina: Bioidentical hormones are simply hormones that are already chemically produced, but they are, so to speak, modeled on our structures. And therefore they fit more into the system than if I take or rub a progestin into the body that is really not adapted to our body. It’s just easier if I really take a reproduced progesterone.
Susanne: That is, it is identical to what I form in the body itself….
Ina: What you have in your body, exactly.
Susanne: And so it is not recognized by the body as foreign, but metabolized in the same way…
Ina: Exactly. Like what I also form in the body itself.
Susanne: Yes, okay. What has been the biggest surprise in your practice so far?
Ina: Well, the surprise is every day, so that I simply think, a good cooperation with the patients, but also that I notice how the women blossom again, so to speak, like a rose that is in a bud and then all at once so peu a peu simply opens the leaves again and feels joy of life and simply feels well, can sleep again, has joy of life again. And I feel that every day is a gift for me, too, that this is possible again.
Susanne: Now I know that in the preliminary discussion you once said that the earlier women come, the better they can be strengthened. So a woman who comes at 50…
Ina: You can still strengthen them, no question, but if I simply come early, then I can pave the way and can simply tell the women where they need to pay attention and where they need to take a closer look, strengthen themselves, so that you simply get a guideline for yourself. Such a timeline, where you then simply say, okay, at such and such points I have to pay a little more attention to myself, that’s why it’s easier.
So and then you also develop a better body feeling, you can still do that at 50, but it takes more energy. Sometimes the energy decreases a bit and then it is simply much, much more work, also for the woman, than when she comes in time.
Susanne: You already hinted at it a bit, but I’ll ask you again, what motivates you most in your work?
Ina: Yes, I am simply motivated by the fact that so much can be achieved with such simple means, and that I can make women strong. That they simply go to their doctor and say, I would like to have this and that or this and that I don’t want to have, that simply this personal responsibility is there again. And you don’t put yourself in this situation, oh, it all doesn’t help anyway, but this quality, this strength, which we also get with menopause or with menopause, so that we simply have the feeling again, so yes, we stand up for ourselves and to go this way, I think that’s important.
Susanne: Super, that’s a nice appeal. You have just really turned the menopause around again positively….
Susanne: Why don’t you tell us about the positive aspects of menopause?
Ina: Well, I just find that it gets such a quality of wisdom, so that we can just give something to the younger women as well. I simply notice that in practice, that I am now in the position that they really believe me and simply say, okay, she has already experienced it, she knows how it works and when I look at her, I think okay, she has mastered it quite well. Then I can inspire a lot of confidence and also strength, and it lives more from my experience. So from that point of view, I find that this is also a time when I no longer have to worry about whether one wrinkle more or less doesn’t matter, but rather I simply live, in my presence I am then very much there and then also live that and I find that simply beautiful.
Susanne: Maybe as a conclusion, your wish or do you have another appeal for the women?
Ina: For me the appeal is simply that I think they should never give up looking for the right therapist, because there is one. And even if I often don’t feel in good hands, just change and find the one with whom you can work together and where you feel comfortable, in good hands, safe and you can call him at any time and say, help, help, I need support now, that’s actually important again. And please, please don’t get into the track of psychotropic drugs, the biggest problem with women from 45 to late or mid 60s is that they are pushed incredibly fast into the track of psychotropic drugs. That’s not a solution and we don’t need it.
Susanne: That’s such a beautiful closing. Ina, thank you very, very much….
Ina: You’re welcome.
- Part 1 of the interview: “Libido loss is a big issue.” Ina Asmus-Brütt
- 2nd part of the interview: ” We women are highly sensitive beings and we usually know how we feel and what is good for us and what is not good for us. And to strengthen that, I just think that’s so important, that’s the be-all and end-all, so that we can just grow old happily and healthily, otherwise it doesn’t work.” Ina Asmus-Brütt
Drawing: Johannes Kjell Holsten