Women

Women

Women's HealthDid you know that according to Chinese Medical philosophy, women are governed by a cycle of 7 years and men 8 years?  This profound concept sheds light on many aspects of a woman’s health and sharing this gem of wisdom with my patients is one of my true passions.

For Women between the ages of 14 and 56-every 7 years will bring a unique opportunity, need and challenge within her body as she experiences her menstrual cycle. On average, every 28 to 35 days and 12 times a year, a woman’s body undergoes a cyclic evolution of the hormones estrogen and progesterone which profoundly contribute to her overall health. After 35 (the beginning of the 4th phase of womanhood which is between age 35-42) women will begin to establish and lay foundations for how they will transition into menopause.  Many women feel changes in their bodies during this phase and feel something is “different” but are often lost as to what they can do about it.

Loosing blood each month increases the need for iron, blood building and additional nutrients for women that are much different than that of the needs of men. Over time this depletes yin or essence.  Yin may be described or understood as DHEA (the juicy nourishing mother hormone) but actually encompasses all other hormones as well.  As yin declines women may have symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as:

Adrenal fatigue, Thyroid Issues, Weight gain
Infertility, PMS, Progesterone issues, Cysts, Endometriosis, Fibroids
Depression, Fatigue, Anger
Heavy periods, Irregular Periods
Dryness, Aging skin, profound PMS
Urinary Incontinence, Uterine and Bladder Prolapse

I have developed a unique approach based on my understanding of the 4 phases of the menses and the 4 phases of womanhood and can help you understand what is happening and what you can do during each phase to avoid and correct and prevent many issues. As a woman, even if your issue involves-pain, stress relief, digestive problems or even feeling completely overwhelmed-your healing is activated in context of your cycle-even during menopause. By working with women to honor their menses, beginning in adolescence, thru to menopause and beyond, women of all ages can avoid many of these issues, enhance health and rejuvenate from the core.
I do offer the following:
*  Saliva and Blood Hormone Testing
*  Plant Based Hormone Creams
*  Adrenal & Thyroid Supplementation and Balance
*  Lower Cost Ordering of Basic to Specialty Lab Testing
*  Review of Blood work, ultrasound, and recent diagnostics including Thermography
*  Nutritional Programs and supplement recommendations