Overview

Menopause is a natural life transition. We offer tools to reduce menopausal symptoms, improve the quality of life, and balance hormones naturally.

Since the Women’s Health Initiative Study (July, 2002) found that standardized HRT can cause cancer, there has been increased interest in natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy.

 

Testing to Evaluate Hormone Imbalance

Herbal Medicine for Menopause

Acupuncture for Menopause

Dietary Changes for Menopause

Exercise for Menopause

Stress Reduction for Menopause

Menopause and Acupuncture Studies

Menopausal Symptoms

 

Testing to Evaluate Hormone Imbalance

We evaluate the contributing factors that can make menopausal symptoms worse such as blood sugar imbalances, adrenal stress and thyroid hormone levels.

 

Herbal Medicine for Menopause

Many herbal combinations offer relief of menopausal symptoms and promote healthy aging without side-effects. We have given lectures on herbs and gynecology and are well versed both in herbal medicine and the medical literature on this subject.

 

Acupuncture for Menopause

Acupuncture helps restore balance to the body/mind and treat many of the symptoms of menopause.

Studies have shown that acupuncture helps decrease hot flashes. There are specific instances such as women with estrogen dependant tumors in which acupuncture alone can be effective to control hot flashes.

 

Menopause and Acupuncture Studies

Wyon Y, Wijma K, Nedstrand E, Hammar M. A comparison of acupuncture and oral estradiol treatment of vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women. Climacteric. 2004 Jun;7(2):153-64.

Porzio G, Trapasso T, Martelli S, Sallusti E, Piccone C, Mattei A, Di Stanislao C, Ficorella C, Marchetti P.Acupuncture in the treatment of menopause-related symptoms in women taking tamoxifen.Tumori. 2002 Mar-Apr;88(2):128-30.

Moyad MA. Complementary/alternative therapies for reducing hot flashes in prostate cancer patients: reevaluating the existing indirect data from studies of breast cancer and postmenopausal women.Urology. 2002 Apr;59(4 Suppl 1):20-33. Review.

 

Dietary Changes for Menopause

Foods and nutritional supplements can have an important impact on menopausal symptoms. Food as a medicine is a vital healing principal.

 

Exercise for Menopause

Exercise is an important lifestyle factor to help with menopausal symptoms. Regular exercise improves sleep and mood and the stress response. Excessive exercise can overheat the body and deplete the adrenal glands. We make exercise recommendations.

 

Stress Reduction for Menopause

Excessive physical and/or emotional stress can cause a “stress hormone cascade” that negatively impacts menopausal symptoms. At our clinic we test the stress hormones to assess imbalances. Our goal is to educate and empower patients to improve the quality of their lives.

 

Menopausal Symptoms:

• Hot flashes

• Memory loss

• Decreased libido

• Mood swings

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Painful intercourse

• Shrinking breasts

• Facial hair growth

• Acne

• Increased vaginal pain, dryness or itching

• Fatigue