You are not alone…
Some 50 million women in the United States are currently in menopause. Menopause itself does not require treatment, but perhaps 80% of women experience symptoms that can be treated. These include hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and vaginal discomfort.
Conventional medicine has its place…
Conventional medicines can be lifesaving in emergency situations and can control symptoms for many people. Unfortunately, they do not address the underlying cause of the symptoms. In addition, some medicines have serious side effects that make their use undesirable.
You do have options…
Many people do not realize there are options in addition to conventional medicine that will actually make them better. By addressing the underlying causes of menopausal symptoms, patients experience reductions in symptoms, improvements in overall health, and reduced dependence on medications.
There is hope…
For years, the doctors at Asheville Natural Health & Homeopathy have been helping people live healthy lives through and beyond menopause. Call today to schedule an appointment. We use safe, effective natural therapies that are individualized for you. Get started on the road to recovery and reclaim your health!
What do you do for patients with menopausal symptoms?
Menopausal symptoms are caused by imbalances in levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body.
At Asheville Natural health & Homeopathy, we restore this balance using classical homeopathy, healthy food, exercise, and midfulness-based stress reduction.
Each patient’s plan is individualized – we have never found a “one size fits all” approach to be useful for the majority of people. We spend two to three hours with an adult patient on the first visit to make sure we understand very thoroughly what is going on in your body. We also spend time in follow up visits to make sure that healing is progressing as well as possible.
Homeopathy is part of the name of our practice because we believe so strongly in its power to cure disease. Homeopathic care involves the thorough evaluation of each patient’s exact symptoms. A single remedy is chosen that matches the subtleties of each case of disease. The remedy given restores balance to the many systems of the body that keep us well. [Read more about homeopathy.]
There are different therapeutic dietary approaches that we will employ depending on each patient’s symptoms, sensitivities, lifestyle, and response to previous treatments. We focus on foods that maintain healthy hormone balances in the body and fiber sources that help the body to eliminate toxins and discrdaded hormones appropriately.
Regular exercise is widely-recommended as a way to reduce hot flashes, improve mood, and maintain bone health. We help patients implement exercise plans that are effective and sustainable.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction:
While the ovaries produce fewer hormones over time, healthy adrenal glands can continue to produce and balance hormones. We advocate mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques as a way to reduce stress and therefore support healthy adrenal function. MBSR involves simple exercises such as concentrating on one’s breathing to train the brain to remain calm during stress.
What about my medications?
Conventional medicines can be lifesaving in emergency situations and can control symptoms in many people. Unfortunately, they do not address the underlying cause of the symptoms. In addition, some medicines have serious side effects that make their use undesirable.
At Asheville Natural Health & Homeopathy, our programs improve your health on a fundamental level. Healthy bodies don’t need medications. Our goal is always to reduce or eliminate the need for medications, and we are generally successful.
Please don’t ever discontinue a medication without the consent of your physician, as that could be dangerous or uncomfortable.
Call our office at (828) 254-3004 to schedule an appointment or to arrange a free 15-minute consultation to see if we can help you. Or click here to send us a request to call you!
If you have any questions about our care or its cost, please call (828) 254-3004, or contact us online.
Menopausal symptoms may take four to eight visits to have a substantial impact. These visits may be bi-weekly to monthly at first, becoming less frequent as your health improves. Follow up visits will last 30 – 45 minutes, as they involve coaching and counseling as well as homeopathy.
Supplements may be required at an additional cost. We try to keep supplements to a minimum, but our patients with menopausal symptoms may spend $25 or more per month on supplements.
Ongoing follow up care may be required to maintain results.