Holism for Menopause
Holism for menopause is about honor.
Menopause is a time of transition. Physically you are no longer able to have a child. Emotionally and spiritually menopause is an opportunity to transition from taking care of others to taking care of yourself and maybe even allowing others to nurture you. Women often spend much of their adult lives giving to others, such as children, spouses and career. Unfortunately, activities that bring joy and fulfillment are therefore put on the back burner.
When menopause arrives, I honor this milestone by asking my patients to give themselves permission to begin identifying and meeting their needs.
There are often many troubling physical symptoms associated with menopause. I try to help my patients feel better by using herbs, supplements, bio-identical hormone replacement and different mind/body relaxation techniques. By treating menopause holistically, we not only address annoying symptoms but correct functional imbalances that reduce the risks of breast and colon cancer cancer, heart disease, depression and cognitive decline.