Women's Health

Whether you are dealing with painful periods, pms, menstrual irregularities, hot flashes or night sweats, we can help. We provide adjacent care for women’s health by being a resource for advice and providing natural solutions for health concerns. We believe that complimentary medicine should be used as an aid to support your health needs not replace the conventional care from your family physician.

Some women’s health complaint’s we assist with include:

Young Women’s Health

Being a teenager in this modern era can be tough because of the many stresses they face day to day. Going through puberty and all of the physical and emotional changes that are happening simultaneously doesn’t make it any easier. However, with the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs we can aid in the healthy start to her reproductive years by providing safe and effective solutions to a variety of health issues.

These may include:

Acupuncture can bring the rapidly changing teenage body back into balance by helping her tackle emotional and physical health issues. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle earlier on in life will help her grow into a healthier stronger woman.

Menopause

For many women, the transition into menopause is an unpleasant one, but it doesn’t have to be. Acupuncture is a natural, drug-free alternative to managing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. It helps restore the body’s natural balance and reduces or eliminates overt symptoms like hot flashes and insomnia.

These are the transitional years that most women in their 40’s experience and it can be scary and tough. As we age our bodies need a little more support then it used to and taking health risks does have more consequences now. However, the good news is that there are plenty of solutions to successfully find your way through this phase and one primary element is to maintain your health. We at Whole Family Health are here to support you and your health in order to make that transition a little smoother.

Using acupuncture here are some things women seek treatment for during this transitional time:

In Chinese medicine menopause occurs because of a decline in female energy and therefore stops the production of menstrual blood. The blood is to return to the heart so that wisdom and compassion can be cultivated.

However, in today’s day and age science knows that the declining female energy is actually the female hormone estrogen and this is the primary cause of menopausal symptoms. We want you to be able to handle the transition of declining estrogen smoothly and are able to help with a variety of menopausal symptoms that include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings

Massage can help women find relaxation again by reducing stress, which is often a trigger for many menopausal symptoms. This is because the adrenal glands which help us deal with stress are already under stress trying to adjust to take over for the ovaries. Finding time for relaxation will give yourself the ability to cope with these new changes more efficiently.

The most talked about symptoms associated with menopause is hot flashes and night sweets and one of the major triggers is thought to be toxin accumulation in the body. Regular massages help your body to release toxins and promote blood circulation reducing those uncomfortable symptoms. Other accompanying symptoms massage can help with include:

Also, as part of your treatment plan we can teach you self care techniques that include acupressure to ensure you are receiving extended benefits from your massage sessions.

It has been said before that a well balanced diet consisting of a variety of foods is important to the integrity of our health. This is especially true for those women going through menopause with the exception of increasing a few specific nutrients. Since the ovaries are no longer producing as much estrogen and increasing foods that do contain plant estrogens could ease some of the symptoms that come along with menopause.

We may even suggest some Chinese herbal formulas that aid in menopausal symptom relief depending on your health needs.