While some women sail through menopause, others suffer from a number of distressing ailments. If you are seeking relief from problematic symptoms but have concerns about the risks associated with taking hormone therapy (HT), there is an alternative.
Our 100% natural approach has been effectively treating women’s hormonal imbalances for over 20 years and provides a natural, safe and effective option.
Do these symptoms sound familiar?
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety and nervousness
- Sleep issues: difficulty falling asleep, waking up frequently or restless sleep
- Menstrual cycle changes: heavier periods, uterine fibroids, spotting between periods, skipped cycles or worsening PMS symptoms
- Decreased libido, lack of sexual desire or vaginal dryness
- Fuzzy thinking, decreased/impaired memory and attention
- Increased food cravings, stubborn weight gain, insulin resistance and difficulty controlling blood sugar
- Digestive problems: irritable bowel, bloating or acid reflux
- Cardiac complaints: heart arrhythmia or palpitations, chest pain, heart disease or stroke
- Joint or muscle inflammation, stiffness or pain
- Dizziness or decreased balance
- Headaches or menstrual migraines
- Breast tenderness, breast cysts, or nipple discharge
- Hair loss or unwanted facial hair growth
- Dry eyes, skin, or hair; midlife acne
- Pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence or urinary tract infections
- Increased allergies and sensitivities, hives, skin rashes
Western medical studies have shown that acupuncture and herbal medicine can effectively treat hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, and many other symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause. At Acubalance, we use a multidisciplinary approach that includes a comprehensive Chinese medicine/naturopathic assessment along with conventional and functional medicine lab testing to help us uncover the underlying causes of your symptoms. Your treatment plan will involve natural therapies, which may include a combination of acupuncture, low level laser therapy (LLLT/photobiomodulation), herbal medicine, and naturopathy.
We know how you feel, and we know we can help.
That’s because we’ve helped thousands just like you since opening our clinic in 2000.
How It Works
We address the root cause
Instead of the mainstream medical approach that focuses on treating symptoms, we treat the whole person to help restore you to your ideal state of health. We dig deep and give you a complete health audit, looking for the underlying causes that are currently preventing you from experiencing vitality and optimal health.
We use an all natural approach that your doctor may not be familiar with
Our individual sessions include one or more treatments from the best combination of modern and traditional medicine: functional medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, low level laser therapy (LLLT)/photobiomodulation, IV nutritional drips, diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, and mind-body stress reduction tools. You deserve to be pain free.
We help you awaken your body's own healing abilities
Your body is not “broken” and it is absolutely possible for you to take control of your hormones and naturally resolve unpleasant symptoms stemming from menopause. We help bring your body back into balance so it can regain its innate self-regulating functions and truly heal itself.
We keep it simple and results are quick
Resolving hormonal imbalances doesn’t have to be difficult or take a long time. Simple lifestyle and diet changes, along with our targeted natural therapies, offer a straightforward and effective way to attack symptoms related to menopause head on.
We focus on how you FEEL -- not just the lab results or numbers
We will provide you with ongoing support every step of the way. Your practitioner will monitor your progress to ensure you are starting to feel better, and where appropriate will adjust your treatment as you improve. We will be there to discuss any worries or concerns you may have, and provide you with ongoing lifestyle and diet coaching to help you manage stress and stay on track. Within a few weeks, you should notice significant changes in your symptoms and overall sense of well-being.
Our approach ALWAYS includes stress reduction
Stress is often one of the causes that may be exacerbating your symptoms. As part of our treatment protocol, we teach you very simple ways to enhance sleep and relaxation that will support your body’s natural healing system.
The Process Is Simple
Free Phone Consult
At your free phone consultation, you and our clinician will discuss your case, medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most important of all, your goals. We want to be certain that our program will meet your needs and there is a high probability of success for you before we move on to the next step.
Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan
Once your free consultation is complete and you agree to move forward, the next step is your intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will take a detailed assessment of your symptom patterns, medical history and other relevant factors, in order to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan catered to you.
As part of our integrative approach, your Acubalance practitioner will do a thorough evaluation to diagnose your particular pattern and come up with a treatment plan that addresses your health concerns. Based on our findings and your goals, we will then set up an individualized protocol that may include acupuncture, herbs, dietary therapy, lifestyle changes, stress reduction techniques and, if necessary, nutraceuticals.
Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution
You’ll return for regular visits (exact frequency to be determined by your practitioner) to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. Using acupuncture, we will help bring your hormones into balance and reduce anxiety through a process called homeostatic regulation. Acupuncture has also been shown to improve the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which is the mechanism responsible for balancing reproductive hormones.
We will also use herbal therapy to tone and replenish deficiencies and stimulate your own hormonal production. Studies have shown herbal medicine is an effective method of treatment for menopause that is well tolerated and has no serious adverse effects. These versatile herbs are helpful in treating hot flashes, insomnia, fatigue, headaches and depression.
Transitional Care As Your Condition Stabilizes
Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of your visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. Typically you would start out coming on a regular basis, then once a month for a couple of visits, and then you will no longer need regular treatments.
We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.
Of course, many of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.
Taking Care Of Your Friends and Loved Ones
We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients have been referred to us by our past patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receiving life-changing benefits from our work.
So we very much look forward to helping your friends, family, and loved ones on their journey to a more joyful, energetic and purposeful life.
An Unparalleled Track Record of Excellence
Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.
“Your knowledge, skill, and sensitivity to what I had gone through was evident. I remember coming to my first appointment arms full of operative reports and pathology, feeling I had to prepare for being dismissed. I was shocked when you didn't look at a single paper. It was obvious to me right then that this was going to be a totally different experience than what I was used to. You just listened...” Read more »
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