Women’s Health

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.

Be Comfortable During Your Pregnancy

From conception to birth a lot of changes occur in your body while your baby is growing and getting ready to meet you. Many women are feeling great throughout most of their pregnancy, some experience minor twinges, yet quite a few develop discomforts at different times that can really take the joy out of this [...]

By |2023-10-22T20:32:33-04:00November 3rd, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Planning to Grow Your Family?

You’ve found your mate, you’ve decided it’s the right time to start trying, you’ve stopped your oral contraceptives—you’re ready! Well, not so fast. Rising numbers of couples find that conceiving and carrying pregnancy to term are not as easy as they thought. Maybe you’ve already been trying for several months or even experienced the loss [...]

By |2023-09-19T16:52:20-04:00September 22nd, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

Birth Coach and Ally: Your Doula

Many expectant parents are now engaging a doula as childbirth approaches. This can be a great choice, especially for first-time mothers or those without local family support. So, what’s a doula? Doulas are coaches A doula is a professionally trained birth coach. Most doulas are women who have given birth themselves and have also attended [...]

By |2023-09-13T10:17:56-04:00August 25th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

It Takes Two: Considering Male Fertility

The saying “It takes two to tango” rings especially true when it comes to natural conception. Many couples trying to conceive without success initially wonder if the answer may be found in the woman’s reproductive health. It turns out that in approximately 30% of couples unable to fall pregnant this is due to male factor [...]

By |2023-09-12T17:44:00-04:00July 28th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

PCOS and Pregnancy

Contrary to what your gynecologist may have told you, having a baby is often not as easy if you were diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS for short. To begin with, a large percentage of women in our country manifest with signs and symptoms of PCOS. However, not all cases look the same or [...]

By |2023-09-12T17:43:49-04:00July 14th, 2023|Categories: Women's Health|0 Comments

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
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