Alternative Healing Options for Addressing Menopause
There are many compelling reasons to consider alternative healing and functional medicine over other kind of treatments that rely of synthetic drugs and other kinds of artificial remedies. Perhaps the most compelling argument for alternative healing is that it helps people get in touch with their own bodies better. This awareness of the body and its needs helps many people feel a wholeness that modern pharmaceuticals just cannot achieve.
This is especially helpful for women who are going through menopause. We'd like to take a few moments right now to go over some of the basics of menopause and how alternative healing can help.
Menopause refers to the end of menstruation and fertility. Menopause officially sets in 12 months after a woman's final period. This usually occurs during a woman's 40s or 50s, and it's a natural part of the aging process.
Symptoms of Menopause
While women can still maintain regular and energetic lifestyles after menopause, there are several physical and emotional changes that occur following menopause that can disrupt life. Leading up to menopause, women will notice irregular periods as well as the following:
- Changes in mood
- Weight gain
- Problems sleeping
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Dry skin
- Hair thinning
- Changes in breast size
Many of these symptoms often persist once menopause officially sets in.
The team at our alternative medicine center recommends the following as some ways that you can address the symptoms of menopause through natural means.
Get Regular Exercise
Regular exercise is a fine way to keep fit, stay healthy, and keep many different health issues in check. Whether it's yoga, walking, light weights, or higher-impact cardio, the important thing is staying active.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to eat healthy. A good, balanced diet is a sure way to wellness, so eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and stay away from processed foods and junk food.
Herbal and Dietary Supplements
There are many different Chinese herbs and supplements that can help address a number of symptoms associated with menopause, including mood changes and hot flashes. We will discuss how ginko biloba and other herbs taken on their own or in combination can help you.
One great way to focus energy and improve overall health is acupuncture. By undergoing acupuncture, many women find that they are able to sleep better and maintain a more even demeanor throughout the days and weeks after treatment.
Natural Stress Relief Methods
Meditation, deep breathing, and other methods of focusing are a fine way to relieve stress and achieve a sense of balance. We will work with you so that you can find the method of stress management that is best.
Finding a Custom Solution for You
Many times it takes more than one natural healing method to achieve total wellness, which is just fine. In fact, this is to be expected. We will work with you to ensure that you eat healthy and wisely, stay fit, and get the treatments you need to feel your best well into your golden years.
Learn More About Treatments in Alternative Medicine
If you would like to learn more about alternative treatments for menopause and other health conditions, be sure to contact our Poway functional medicine / alternative healing center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve wellness through natural means.