Women's Health & Hormones
Naturopath and Acupuncturist Michelle Blum, is passionate about using integrative natural therapies for best treatment outcomes.
There are many ways in which our hormones can wreak havoc on our mind and body. Hormonal impact can start as early as our teenage years with the onset of menses. Conditions such as period pain, PMS and hormonal acne can rear their heads at this time. Other hormonal conditions that can be problematic for women as the menstrual cycles become more established include Thyroid issues, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis and Infertility to name a few. Of course once our cycles reach their end, our hormones like to go out with a bang....in the form of menopause which can be very distressing for many women. For some, the risks that go along with HRT is concerning which is why women seek out natural and safer forms of treatment.
The natural medicine approach to treating hormonal disturbances is to uncover the drivers that may be causing some of these conditions and address these in a low risk, natural and evidence based manner.
So if there is a hormonal concern you are grappling with no matter where you might sit in the reproductive life cycle, I invite you to reach out so that we can work together to lessen the impact your 'out of whack' hormones may be having on your life.
How Can Integrative Natural Therapies Help With Women's Health Complaints ?
Integrative natural therapies which is a combination of Naturopathy, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture seeks to uncover the drivers of your hormonal or women's health concern by assessing the following:
- Your dietary intake
- Your lifestyle choices
- Your stress and cortisol levels
- Your digestive health
- Your sleep patterns
- Your general blood pathology results
- Your thyroid status
- Your hormone levels as noted through blood pathology results
What types of women's health complaints might integrative natural therapies aim to treat ?
The types of women's health and hormone complaints that I commonly treat in my clinic with Naturopathy and/or Acupuncture include:
Depression and Anxiety
Irregular or absent periods
Pre Menstrual Tension/Syndrome
What might be some of the possible integrative natural treatments for women's health complaints ?
Some of the ways in which your health complaint might be remedied is via the following:-
- Dietary Modifications
- Lifestyle Modifications
- Stress Reduction Techniques
- Herbal Medicines
- Nutritional Medicines including minerals and vitamins
- Flower Essences