Women’s bodies go through different transitions in life and Naturopathy can support and treat the root cause of the symptoms that come up.
Some common signs & symptoms of a hormonal imbalance include:
- Low energy
- Irregular periods
- Skin issues, like acne
- Unexplained weight gain, especially around the tummy
- Trouble sleeping
- Low libido.
- Changes in appetite.
- Digestive issues.
- Thinning of hair or hair loss.
Symptoms can vary dramatically depending on which hormones are imbalanced and what condition the imbalance is causing. If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, addressing your hormones will be key to reclaiming your health. Through sufficient investigation, the root of the imbalance can be identified and targeted treatment options are available that go beyond the use of synthetic hormones.
Menstrual and Reproductive Health:
- Cramps & painful periods
- Heavy flow
- Irregular periods or lack of a period (aka amenorrhea)
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Coming off the birth control pill
Fertility and Preconception Health
Egg quality has become the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage and failed IVF cycles. Poor egg quality is a common barrier for women with unexplained infertility, as well as in other common conditions such as PCOS. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to conceive naturally or through assisted reproductive technologies, the quality of your eggs will have a huge impact on your journey to get pregnant and stay pregnant.
Research shows that there are many natural therapies that can benefit egg quality in the months prior to ovulation. A preconception care plan should begin at least 3 months before trying to conceive to have the greatest impact on egg quality. Furthermore, overall optimized health prior to pregnancy increases the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and thus, a healthy baby.
Natural Pregnancy Support
Men and Women can benefit from naturopathic support as it’s a two-part equation. Acupuncture, IV therapy, and supplements can help achieve healthy egg quality, healthy cycles, sperm motility, and morphology!
Acupuncture is also safe and effective during pregnancy. Pre-birth acupuncture has been shown to reduce medical intervention by 43% in first-time moms. Starting at 36 weeks, acupuncture can be delivered once weekly until delivery to prepare the body for labour. Acupuncture has also been used as support to turn breech babies.
Hormonal Health through Perimenopause and Menopause
Helping you transition from Perimenopause into Menopasue and all the changes that occur in your body is best to discuss with your Naturopathic Doctor. From hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain, to hair thinning, to change in libido, poor sleep, anxiety, mood fluctuations, and the list goes on. We are here to help you through this journey keeping in mind adrenal stress, ovarian function decline and the HPA axis.
Using natural supplements and BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy) along with Desiccated Thyroid supplementation can all be beneficial tools to support women along the way.
Post Menopausal support and prevention
Our philosophy is to prevent and support the inevitable. We know bone density will change and heart health is always top of mind. Its so important to have your ND as part of your team.