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Women and girls experience health in unique ways. We navigate distinct phases during our lives, from menarche through menopause and beyond. Menarche, marked by the beginning of our menstrual periods, is the sign that our reproductive system is preparing for motherhood, while menopause marks the end of this phase in our lives, and we are no longer able to conceive naturally. We may encounter all kinds of health challenges, some that require medical intervention, others that will respond well to natural care. Choose from any of the articles in this category to learn more about different aspects of your health that can benefit from natural approaches.

Natural Relief for Anxiety and Depression

A wide spectrum of mood and anxiety disorders affects almost one in five adults in the United States every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (some experts think the number might be much higher). About two thirds or more of them do not receive treatment. Anxiety and depression come in many [...]

By |2023-04-24T16:33:57-04:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Life after Birth

Expecting mothers these days, encouraged maybe by their friends or doula, create a birth plan while they are pregnant. If that’s true for you, are you also thinking about an after-birth plan? Currently, the spotlight is trained more on what to expect at your birth, and how to prepare for it to increase your chances [...]

By |2023-04-24T16:10:34-04:00May 19th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Hashimoto’s: Can Chinese Medicine Treat Autoimmune Disorders?

Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition that affects a surprisingly large number of Americans, especially women. It is also underdiagnosed and undertreated. Hashimoto’s is the cause of hypothyroidism in approximately 80-90 percent of patients. It is often missed because a common thyroid screening test, which evaluates TSH levels in your blood, is generally interpreted as normal [...]

By |2023-04-18T18:51:49-04:00May 5th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Women’s Health in Midlife, Part 3: A Holistic Path

Women in their middle years are more and more interested in taking a holistic path to health and wellness. What does this mean? When we look at a person holistically, we may shift our perception and see the person as a whole, we appreciate the web of functions, experiences and challenges she has. And we [...]

By |2023-03-15T11:11:28-04:00April 7th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Women’s Health in Midlife, Part 2: The Natural Approach

Just in case you’re still wondering: No, menopause is not a disease! The cessation of menstrual periods around the age of 50 is a natural process for women. Many, if not most women, are actually glad that their menstrual cycles, the accompanying discomforts and mood swings, the risk of unplanned pregnancy, etc. are coming to [...]

By |2023-03-15T11:11:19-04:00March 24th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Women’s Health in Midlife, Part 1: What’s Going On

It’s a hot topic for women and the people around them: What’s happening in midlife? Menopause! Women are usually so busy with careers, kids and care-taking that they don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about the health changes inevitably coming their way as they enter their forties and fifties. Some people also find [...]

By |2023-03-14T18:57:51-04:00March 10th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Acupuncture Helps Women with Breast Cancer

The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 8 women in America will develop breast cancer at some time in her life. Exposure to chemicals, unhealthy lifestyle and genetic predisposition may all play a role in the development of breast cancer, but the single most significant risk factor is growing older. Cancer of the breast [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:25:54-05:00February 10th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Not Feeling Like Yourself? It Could Be Your Thyroid

Have you been feeling more lethargic than usual? Sleeping poorly? Gaining weight? Feeling cold? These are just a few of the many manifestations of a poorly functioning thyroid. Let’s take a closer look. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck and an important part of your hormone (or endocrine) system. [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:26:02-05:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Treating Endometriosis With Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Women who experience pelvic pain are often diagnosed with endometriosis. Let’s get a better understanding of what endometriosis is, how it can affect your health and quality of life, what treatments are offered by mainstream medicine, and what other options exist to alleviate symptoms and restore well-being naturally. The endometrium is the inner lining of [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:26:10-05:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Women Going Through the Change

Some women look forward to it, other women dread it: menopause, the cessation of menstrual cycles. Just as women begin to menstruate naturally in their early teens (menarche), unless a health issue interferes, women will eventually cease to menstruate (menopause). It is a natural process, not a disease. Some women have no problems with this [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:26:29-05:00December 16th, 2022|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments
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