Womens Health

Womens health can be complicated for medical practitioners due to the constant fluctuation in hormones every woman experiences during her reproductive years. Balanced hormones is at the core of a woman’s health.  Holistic therapies provide safe and effective methods any woman can use to support her overall health. Hormone balance can be disrupted by a variety of factors including environmental pollutants, trauma, emotional stress and even labor and delivery. Healthy post-menopausal years are dependent on balanced hormones prior to entering peri-menopause. At Isthmus Wellness we have a variety of ways to evaluate and monitor your hormones and can recommend several methods to restore optimal hormone levels.

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances in Womens Health

  • Depression, fatigue and anxiety
  • Menopause symptoms: night sweats, hot flashes, bone density loss
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), PMS
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Hair loss and facial hair growth
  • Headache, dizziness, foggy thinking
  • Low libido
  • Urinary tract infections and incontinence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Weight gain, water retention, bloating
  • Wrinkly skin

Acupuncture and Womens Health

Womens health responds great to acupuncture because it works on the neurological level to balance hormones and improve cellular function and receptivity. Acupuncture enhances the circulation of lymph and blood to tissues. Since hormones are transported via the blood, this boost in circulation optimizes the endocrine system. Acupuncture also triggers the body to release endorphins which counter the detrimental long-term effects of stress hormones. The acupuncturists at Isthmus Wellness provide recommendations on diet and lifestyle to further enhance overall wellness.

Progesterone and Womens Health

Progesterone deficiency is wide-spread in women today, especially in those that have a history of birth control use or hormone replacement therapy. Women with a long-term progesterone deficiency are at increased risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and breast and uterine cancers.

Study demonstrates use of plant-based progesterones associated with reduced postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Study demonstrates effects of different progestogens on human breast tumor cell growth

Herbs and Womens Health

Isthmus has a vast herbal pharmacy containing both Chinese and Western herbs.  The practitioner will work with each patient based on the needs of the individual and determine if herbal therapies are necessary for their treatment plan.

Curcumin extract from turmeric inhibits growth of cancer cells

Natural hormone therapy for menopause

Information on our website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or be a  substitute for regular medical care. We encourage you to discuss all therapies with your primary care doctor before making any changes in your health regimen.


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