Overview

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Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. Perimenopause encompasses the years leading up to menopause -anywhere from two to eight years — plus the first year after your final period. During the perimenopausal transition you may experience a combination of PMS and menopausal symptoms or no symptoms at all.

Several physical issues can worsen perimenopause and menopause symptoms, including adrenal issues, thyroid dysfunction, nutritional issues and hormone imbalances. If you experience severe symptoms please consider key lab tests to guide treatment.  Click on the “Lab testing” tab above for more information.

Western Naturopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been used for generations to give relief for normal menopausal symptoms and offer much safer treatment than prescription drugs.


Natural Treatment Approaches

Naturopathic Medicine treats the full range of menopausal symptoms–mental, emotional and physical. Herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids are used to correct endocrine imbalances. Natural hormone preparations carry far less risk than synthetic hormones. Natural approaches are effective for sleep issues and help maintain mood.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the fundamental changes that occur during menopause can be attributed to kidney deficiency.  Other common conditions that occur in menopause are kidney yang deficiency; kidney essence (jing) deficiency; liver qi stagnation; blood deficiency; and uprising deficiency heat.

Kidney yin deficiency is characterized by delayed menstruation; hair loss; scanty vaginal discharge; dryness of vagina; dizziness; tinnitus; hot flashes; night sweats; heat and irritable sensation in the chest, palms and soles; hot flashes; insomnia; increased dreams; itchy skin and soreness and weakness of lower back and knees.

Liver qi stagnation presents as irritability; nervousness; hypochondriac distention; constipation; palpitations; insomnia; emotional instability; and generalized weakness.

Kidney yang deficiency is characterized by heavy menstrual bleeding; metrorrhagia or complete ceasing of menstruation; soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees; edema of the face and limbs; cold limbs; cold appearance; loose stools; polyuria; and urinary incontinence.

Kidney essence (jing) deficiency can be diagnosed with such symptoms and signs as weakness and soreness of the lower back and legs; inability to stand for a prolonged period of time; and decreased bone mass density.  Kidney jing deficiency is directly related to the Western diagnosis of osteoporosis.

Kidney tonic formulas regulate the endocrine system. Some herbs have estrogen-like effects and should be avoided in patients who have estrogen-dependent cancer. Use only under professional supervision.


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 5 steps in your approach to Menopause symptoms:

1. IDENTIFY: Take a thorough inventory of all of your symptoms, medications and supplements.  CHS has prepared a “Symptom Checklist” for this–see tab above or Click Here for Printer Friendly Version to print out and take with you to your healthcare specialist.
2. TEST: Have a complete physical and specific tests to identify causes of severe symptoms. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.
3. EAT a healthy diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. Certain nutrients are less available in our foods due to modern farming methods.  Additional nutrients are needed to combat environmental pollution and the stress of modern life.
4. TAKE the CHS Wellness Package or other comprehensive wellness supplement program to assure basic nutritional needs are met. This package includes the basic nutrients that are needed in addition to a good diet.
5. CHOOSE a Natural Product that matches your beliefs, physical issues and symptoms.

Unsure what to order? Please call us, we can help! Call a CHS healthcare Professional at 714-886-9026, or email us at . Please be sure to leave your phone number and we will contact you.


Note: Do not allow anyone to supplement your estrogen levels without using a balanced approach involving progesterone. This has been proven to increase your cancer risk.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Symptoms

Women may have different signs or symptoms at menopause. That’s because estrogen is used by many parts of your body. So, as you have less estrogen, you could have various symptoms. Here are the most common changes you might notice at mid-life.  Some may be part of aging rather than menopause.

  • Change in your period: This menopause symptom might be what you notice first: your periods may no longer be regular; they may be shorter or last longer; you might bleed less than usual or more. These are all normal changes. Certain symptoms may indicate a need for medical attention, such as, your periods come very close together, you have heavy bleeding, you have spotting, or having your periods last more than a week.
  • Hot flashes: Many women have hot flashes around the time of menopause. They may be related to changing estrogen levels.  Hot flashes may last a few years after menopause. A hot flash is a sudden feeling of heat in the upper part or all of your body.  Your face and neck become flushed. Red blotches may appear on your chest, back, and arms. Heavy sweating and cold shivering can follow. Flashes can be very mild or strong enough to wake you from your sleep (called night sweats). Most hot flashes last between 30 seconds and 10 minutes. Hot flashes can also be caused by thyroid dysfunction, anxiety and hormonal imbalances.
  • Problems with your vagina and bladder: Changing estrogen levels can cause your genital area to get drier and thinner. This could make sexual intercourse uncomfortable. Or, you could have more vaginal or urinary infections. Some women find it hard to hold their urine long enough to get to the bathroom. Sometimes urine leaks during exercise, sneezing, coughing, laughing, or running.
  • Sleep problems: Around mid-life, some women start having trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Maybe you can’t fall asleep easily, or you wake too early. Night sweats might wake you up. You might have trouble falling back to sleep if you wake during the night. Sleep problems may also be caused by several physical and psychological problems such as stress, adrenal issues, and thyroid issues.
  • Sex: You may find that your feelings about sex are changing. You could be less interested. Or, you could feel freer and sexier after menopause. After 1 full year without a period, you can no longer become pregnant.
  • Mood changes: You might find yourself more moody or irritable around the time of menopause. Scientists don’t know why this happens. It’s possible that stress, family changes such as growing children or aging parents, a history of depression, or feeling tired could be causing these mood changes. Mood changes occur with several physical and psychological conditions which may not be related to menopause.
  • Your body seems different: Your waist could get larger. You could lose muscle and gain fat. Your skin could get thinner. You might have memory problems, and your joints and muscles could feel stiff and achy.
  • Skin changes: At menopause, our skin starts to produces slightly less collagen and elastic fibers. Collagen is the supportive protein structure of the skin, and elastic fibers provide the ability to bounce back. So the drop in collagen and elastic fibers accelerates wrinkling and sagging. Skin symptoms which may occur during menopause include:

 

  • Hyperpigmentation (skin darkening)
  • Loss of volume in face
  • Lines, wrinkles
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Puffy skin
  • Acne
  • Extreme dryness
  • Increased hair growth
  • Hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin)
 

There are steps you can take to reduce menopausal symptoms and help maintain your youthful vigor and appearance. CHS can help!

Click here for additional information from Baylor University that links memory loss and menopause. 


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 5 steps in your approach to Menopause symptoms:

1. IDENTIFY: Take a thorough inventory of all of your symptoms, medications and supplements. CHS has prepared a “Symptom Checklist” for this–see tab above or Click Here for Printer Friendly Version to print out and take with you to your healthcare specialist.
2. TEST: Have a complete physical and specific tests to identify causes of severe symptoms. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.
3. EAT a healthy diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. Certain nutrients are less available in our foods due to modern farming methods. Additional nutrients are needed to combat environmental pollution and the stress of modern life.
4. TAKE the CHS Wellness Package or other comprehensive wellness supplement program to assure basic nutritional needs are met. This package includes the basic nutrients that are needed in addition to a good diet.
5. CHOOSE a Natural Product that matches your beliefs, physical issues and symptoms.

Unsure what to order? Please call us, we can help! Call a CHS healthcare Professional at 714-886-9026, or email us at . Please be sure to leave your phone number and we will contact you.


Note:  Do not allow anyone to supplement your estrogen levels without using a balanced approach involving progesterone. This has been proven to increase your cancer risk.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Treatments

The Professionals at Center for Health Science do not prescribe controlled medications. In accordance with FDA rules, the products described below and sold by CHS are not intended to diagnose or treat any illness. They are nutrients that have been found through journal published, peer reviewed studies to have the effects reported. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific diagnosis and guidance as needed.

The first step in treating menopause symptoms is to identify contributing factors including underlying hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, infections, hypersensitivities, medications and inflammation. Appropriate lab testing is central to developing an appropriate treatment plan.

CHS offers medical lab testing that you can order on your own. You do not need to see a physician first, and the results are never reported to your insurance company, although you may want to show your doctor the results. Select the Lab Testing tab above for more information.

Treatment of menopausal symptoms involves dietary treatment to insure adequate nutrition, addition of appropriate supplements, hormone balancing and a well designed exercise program to counter the effects on bone and muscle mass.

Things you can do include:

  • Estrogen replacement therapy: Estrogen replacement therapy may relieve many of the symptoms of menopause. However, it may increase the risk of breast cancer, stroke, and dementia and has other potentially serious short-term and long-term risks. The FDA and women’s health advocates recommend that women who experience troublesome hot flashes try alternatives to estrogen therapy as the first line of treatment. If a woman chooses hormones, they suggest she take the lowest dose that alleviates her symptoms for as short a time as possible.
  • A safer method of hormone help is available in the form of progesterone cream and estradiol cream. Note, products derived from yam, soy or other “phytoestrogen” sources are of very limited value in treating symptoms. These preparations DO require hormone testing to insure they are the correct course of action. CHS offers hormone testing and natural hormone products to help you control symptoms.
  • Herbal and other natural remedies: Western herbology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and the traditional healing systems from indigenous peoples in Africa, North and South America have been used for thousands of years to treat many of the symptoms of menopause. Not all traditional medicine is safe or effective, just as not all allopathic medicine is safe or effective. Hard, empirical evidence IS available for many natural remedies. They are not necessarily any less “scientifically proven” than the products sold by the drug industry.
  • Scientific advances in skin aging: Modern science can help you recover and maintain your youthful appearance. There are a myriad of skin products on the market today, at prices ranging from reasonable to exorbitant. Results you may achieve with these products ARE NOT necessarily reflected in their price.

Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 5 steps in your approach to Menopause symptoms:

1. IDENTIFY: Take a thorough inventory of all of your symptoms, medications and supplements.  CHS has prepared a “Symptom Checklist” for this–see tab above or Click Here for Printer Friendly Version to print out and take with you to your healthcare specialist.
2. TEST: Have a complete physical and specific tests to identify causes of severe symptoms. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.
3. EAT a healthy diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. Certain nutrients are less available in our foods due to modern farming methods.  Additional nutrients are needed to combat environmental pollution and the stress of modern life.
4. TAKE the CHS Wellness Package or other comprehensive wellness supplement program to assure basic nutritional needs are met. This package includes the basic nutrients that are needed in addition to a good diet.
5. CHOOSE a Natural Product that matches your beliefs, physical issues and symptoms.

Unsure what to order? Please call us, we can help! Call a CHS healthcare Professional at 714-886-9026, or email us at . Please be sure to leave your phone number and we will contact you.


Note: Do not allow anyone to supplement your estrogen levels without using a balanced approach involving progesterone. This has been proven to increase your cancer risk.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Symptoms Checklist

Symptom Checklist

Name: _________________________________   Date: ___________________

Print out, complete, take to your healthcare professional

Click Here for Printer Friendly Version

Frequency: 1- occasionally, 2- nearly every day, 3 most of the day, nearly every day

Severity- 1- mild 2- disrupts normal activities 3- Debilitating

How long:  1- one or 2 weeks 2- one to 3 months 3- One or more years

Symptom Frequency (1-3) Severity (1-3) How Long (1-3)
Cognitive:
Fatigue
Anxiety, Fearfulness, Irritability
Sleeping Difficulty
Sleeping Excess
Brain Fog, Slowed Thinking
Anger, Aggressive Behavior
Behavior or Personality Changes
Mood Swings, Lability
Apathy, Reduced Interests
Hallucinations, Delusions
Frequent Sadness, Crying
Easily Distracted
Memory Loss
Changes in Appetite
Unplanned Weight Changes
Confusion
Immune Process:
Asthma, Cough, Breathing Trouble
Frequent Yeast Infections
Allergies
Frequent Flu Symptoms
Immunity Depressed, Frequent Illness
Heart, Blood, Circulation:
Blood Pressure High/Low
High Cholesterol
Heart Palpitation, Rhythm Abnormality
Nervous System:
Carpal Tunnell Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome
Numbness or Tingling Extremities
Difficulty Walking, Poor Balance
Spasm, Muscle Tics, Trembling
Senses:
Dizziness
Vision Changes, Blurred Vision
Light Sensitivity
Tinnitus, Ringing, Ear Sounds
Cold Sensitivity, Cold Extremities
Excessive Sweating, Night Sweats
GI System:
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Swelling
Colic
Frequent Constipation or Diarrhea
Excessive Thirst
Indigestion, Heartburn, Gas
Weight Gain
Nausea
Weight Loss or Poor Appetite
Ulcers
Frequent or Decreased Urination
Reproductive System:
Absence of Menstruation
Irregular Periods
Breast Pain, Tenderness
Infertility
Painful Intercourse, Dryness
Hot Flashes
Loss of Libido
Erectile Dysfunction
Pain:
Migraines, Headaches
Bone, Back or Leg Pain (skeletal)
Joint Pain
Muscle Pain
Achiness
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Weakness
Skin, Hair, Nails:
Mouth Ulcers, Canker Sores
Sores in Corners of Mouth
Dry, Brittle Hair
Hair Loss
Dry or Itchy Skin
Tender or Bleeding Gums
Acne
Eczema
Pale Skin
Skin Rash
Edema, Swelling
Please List Any Additional Symptoms:
Diagnoses received in past 2 years (include chronic conditions): 
List all medications used in last 2 years
List dosage size (mg), frequency, how long taken (months)
How did the medication affect you? (good and bad)
List all supplements used in last 2 years
List dosage size (mg), frequency, how long taken (months)
How did the supplements affect you? (good and bad)
Family: List illnesses experienced by family members in last 2 years, or if deceased, in last 2 years of life

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As many as 20% of children and adults may be diagnosed with ADHD but few of those receive a proper medical “work-up” to rule out any of the physical causes listed here. Natural ADHD treatments are available to help you manage the ADHD symptoms and for treating underlying causes. These treatments offer much of the same level of symptom relief as drugs but are non-addicting and do not have the dangerous side effects of pharmaceuticals. CHS offers the best natural ADHD medication that comes from Western Naturopathics, Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine.

Before making the decision to try a natural ADD treatment for symptoms that you think might mean you have ADHD, have a complete physical and the specific tests needed to identify causes. CHS offers medical lab tests to explore the causes of your ADHD symptoms in addition to the natural ADHD supplements that have been scientifically proven to improve these symptoms and treat their underlying causes.

One of the things that CHS has learned from research is that there is a strong correlation between ADHD symptoms and hypersensitivities. That means you should check labels and eliminate all artificial ingredients including preservatives, colorings, conditions, enhancers and processed foods from your diet. Consider a rotation diet to eliminate foods individually so you can determine which ones you are sensitive to.

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