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Menopause 101

 Menopause is a natural phase of a woman’s life but many of us aren’t clear about what is going on in our bodies during this time. Did you know that menopausal symptoms can begin as early as 35 years of age? Do you know what health conditions women are at increased risk for post-menopause? This seminar will go through it all.

Bio-Identical Hormones

Bio-identical hormones offer treatment options for menopausal symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety. They are considered a safer alternative to synthetic hormones but do carry their own risk. If you are considering hormonal therapy of any kind this talk is for you. Dr. Angela Hunt, Naturopathic Doctor, will be discussing all the ins and outs of bio-identical hormonal therapy. Come have your questions answered and find out if this treatment option could work for you.

Bio-Identical Hormones Information Session

Angela HuntBio-identical hormones offer treatment options for menopausal symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety. They also play a role in men’s health, and fertility. Dr. Angela Hunt, Naturopathic Doctor at KIHC, is pleased to announce the addition of bio-identical hormone prescriptions to her practice. For more information, please attend her complimentary information session next month, or visit our facebook page. Call or email to reserve your spot – registration is required for this event.

Tuesday September 27th, 7:00pm

Free Admission

Workshop Space at KIHC

Acupuncture for Hot Flashes

AcupunctureAn incredible amount of literature exists to support the effectiveness of acupuncture for menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, and insomnia. One recent study of 209 peri-menopausal women found that acupuncture for 6 months reduced uncomfortable symptoms by more than a third. These benefits persisted for more than 6 months after discontinuing treatment. Another paper analyzed 104 studies totalling 869 women, and found that acupuncture effectively decreased severity and frequency of menopausal symptoms for at least 3 months.

Menopause: Navigating it Naturally

Woman holding treeBy Dr. Angela Hunt ND

Let us start this off by reminding everyone that menopause is NOT a disease but a natural cycle in a woman’s life. This life cycle can be a bit rough for some, but there are ways to navigate through it more easily. The definition of menopause is one full year without any menstruation[i]. It is important to note that numerous women start to experience menopausal symptoms even before their period has completely stopped, a time called “peri-menopause”. Peri-menopause can start up to a decade before menstruation stops, making this whole process a drawn out affair. I want to cover some of the natural options women have for managing symptoms during their menopausal years but first, let’s review the most common symptoms.