Over the past seventeen years I have seen many patients who are going through all levels of menopause. Menopause can be both a lack of estrogen and also a decrease in progesterone. There are many other deficiencies, which can occur during this time such as pregnenolone, testosterone, androstenedione, cortisol and dhea levels. The signs and symptoms vary according to the excesses and the deficiencies which present themselves. In Chinese Medicine menopause is a natural transition in a women’s life from a reproductive age to a non-reproductive age. It is very important to get treatment during this time especially when symptoms become severe. The main problems a woman is likely to experience are: headaches, tiredness, irritability, anxiety, nervousness, depression, insomnia hot flashes and dryness. There is also the component of compound stress posed on women through work and family. In Chinese Medicine, it does not matter whether these are estrogen or progesterone deficiencies since the underlying pattern in most of them is a Kidney deficiency pattern.
In the last six months I have been using a 24-hour urine sample and have been using a lab in Portland that makes Homeopathic and Chinese Herbs in order to balance out my patients symptoms. Along with these herbs and acupuncture I have also prescribed numerous other supplements in the Western area. During this time I have had a 100% response to all of my patients symptoms and they have all gone away. It has taken me over seventeen years to formulate this combination of treatment and I feel totally confident in the results. The 24 hour urine test is not inexpensive but it has taken out years of treatment protocols which makes it a miracle test and very specific. There are two patients, which stand out for me with very different protocols.
The first patient is 61years old and came to me with severe migraine headless, very low sex drive, dryness, and very stressed out from work. After taking the test, I put her on two Homeopathic and Chinese Herbs; one was for estrogen deficiency and the other a suppository to help her sexually. I also put her on dhea and a pregnenolone supplement and after a period of three weeks, she no longer has had any symptoms, including not one headache. The results have far surpassed our wildest dreams and the supplements have been very easy to take and not that costly. The other patient is 53 years old and is going through changes in her cycle over the past year. Her test indicated very high amounts of estrogen and no progesterone at all. Along with these findings, I discovered that her cortisol levels were off the charts, I have put this patient on an alternative progesterone supplement which combines Homeopathics and Chinese Herbs as well as Vitamin Bcomplex, Vitamin B6 to help with her stress levels, and a cortisol supplement which helps to lower her cortisol levels. She is also looking at her diet, which is very high in estrogen rich foods. I have recently added a liver support formula to help bring her estrogen levels down even more. This patient has had to make some lifestyle changes as well since her stress levels were off the charts. Within three days of taking this protocol this patient felt much relief.
The solution is very straightforward and works. Given these two different patients, one can see that these symptoms, no matter how severe can be monitored and women can get full relief. There is relief out there and alternative natural solutions to help with all of your symptoms no matter how severe.