Balancing Hormones and Restoring your Health
If hormone symptoms go untreated, then a variety of issues can emerge after your teen years and well into your 40’s. They begin to take root and cause more pronounced signs and symptoms.
I offer a natural and integrative approach to women’s health. I utilize advanced diagnostic methods, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition therapy, and lifestyle counseling to treat the underlying cause of your symptoms so that you get the relief you desire.
Teens & Adolescents: Laying the foundation
As a teenager, hormone levels are dramatically shifting, creating symptoms such as mood changes, weight gain, acne, PMS, and more.
This is a crucial time as it is often a time when doctors suggest hormones to treat these symptoms. As we know, hormones such as the birth control pill can potentially offer you relief, but it will not fix the underlying imbalance causing the symptoms. Then many years down the road when you want to get off the hormones or would like to fall pregnant, that imbalance is still there. These imbalances are a sign that the hormones are not functioning optimally, and now is the time to correct them.
I love working with young women to balance hormones, treat symptoms and clarify any confusion to help them get started on the road to life-long health.
Young Women: Rebalancing Your Health
If hormone symptoms go untreated, then a variety of issues can emerge in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. They begin to take root and cause more pronounced signs and symptoms.
These patterns of imbalance can take many forms:
- Irregular bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Thyroid disorders
- Adrenal deficiency
- Digestive dysfunction, and more.
It is my passion to treat these conditions, because as a woman I know what it’s like to feel vibrant and healthy, but I also know how horrible it can feel when hormones are not in balance. Together we can begin to go deeper into root causes of illness as we re-balance your physiology and establish a strong foundation for health.
Natural Hormone Balancing
At Points for Wellness we focus on women’s health for those in Santa Cruz, Soquel, and nearby areas facing issues that may be related to in imbalance of hormones. A holistic approach to natural hormone balancing is often effective for women who suffer from a variety of conditions or disorders that can impact fertility, cause irregular periods in teens, or even uncomfortable or even disabling symptoms for women approaching or in the midst of menopause. Countless conditions may be related to your hormones, which we outline below.
Hormone balancing can result in weight loss, glowing skin, a normal menstrual cycle, fewer symptoms during menopause, increased fertility, and much more. Few women realize the importance or achieving hormonal balance on many aspects of their lives including physical appearance, emotions, stress, overall health, and even the ability to conceive. Through proper nutrition and other methods including lifestyle changes, integrative medicine, acupuncture, and digging to determine why your hormones are not functioning as they should, it is often possible to correct the situation so you enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. We urge those in Santa Cruz and surrounding areas to learn more about natural hormone balancing and the impact it can have on your body, physical well-being, and literally every area of your life.
Menopause: A Symptom Free Transition
Menopause can be a big transition for women on both a physical and emotional level. As hormone levels decline, you can feel like a completely different person, experiencing a wide range of symptoms that include:
- Mood swings
- Irregular bleeding
- Hot Flashes & Night sweats
- Low Libido
- Weight Gain
Menopause therapy is helpful for women going through menopause who experience unpleasant side effects and is a far safer option than hormone replacement therapy. HRT can often relieve your symptoms, however it fails to get to the root cause of your hormone imbalance and can result in weight gain, heart attack, depression, stroke, and even an increased risk for breast cancer. We take a natural approach which involves a thorough health history evaluation and an individualized treatment plan that includes herbal medicine or supplements, nutrition counseling, acupuncture, proper exercise, and stress reduction to help relieve those pesky menopausal symptoms.
Menopause Can Be Easier Than You Thought
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be very effective in treating menopausal symptoms and has been proven to reduce night sweats and hot flashes. Custom herbal formulas are very similar to hormones in terms of molecular features, which can support the production of hormones and relieve symptoms to various extents depending on your issues. We often combine our treatments with functional medicine to give us the most accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment strategy. Movement and optimal nutrition are far more medicinal than many people think, and contribute to overall health which includes the reduction of aggravating menopause symptoms. At Points for Wellness, Beth Dorsey invites those in Santa Cruz, Soquel, and surrounding areas to learn more about menopause therapy and how she can help you find relief.
There is hope beyond hormone replacement therapy! If you are experiencing these hormonal symptoms than this is a very important time to seek care. By treating the body as a whole, and supporting the entire endocrine system, we can support and help you to move through this transition with ease and symptom free.