Balancing Hormones and Restoring your Health

If hormone symptoms go untreated, then a variety of issues can emerge after your teen years and well into your 40’s. They begin to take root and cause more pronounced signs and symptoms.

At Points for Wellness, we offer a natural and integrative approach to women’s health. We utilize advanced diagnostic methods, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition therapy, and lifestyle counseling to treat the underlying cause of your symptoms so that you get the relief you desire.

Teens & Adolescents: Laying the foundation

As a teenager, hormone levels are dramatically shifting, creating symptoms such as mood changes, weight gain, acne, PMS, and more. This is a crucial time as it is often a time when doctors suggest hormones to treat these symptoms.

As we know, hormones such as the birth control pill can potentially offer you relief, but it will not fix the underlying imbalance causing the symptoms. Then many years down the road when you want to get off the hormones or would like to fall pregnant, the original imbalance is still there.  These imbalances are a sign that the hormones are not functioning optimally, and now is the time to correct them.

We love working with young women to balance hormones, treat symptoms and clarify any confusion to help them get started on the road to life-long health.

Young Women: Rebalancing Your Health

What if we were to tell you that crazy moods, heavy bleeding, intense cramps, irregular periods are actually not normal, and we have the tools to correct them. Young women should feel alive, energized, and in control of their lives. Having problems with your cycle is your body talking to you..take the time to listen to it, address it, and set yourself up for optimal health and wellness.

Untreated imbalances can lead to conditions such as:

It is our passion to treat these conditions, because as women we know what it’s like to feel vibrant and healthy, but we also know how horrible it can feel when hormones are out of whack.  Together we can begin to go deeper into root causes of illness as we re-balance your physiology and establish a strong foundation for health.

Menopause: A Symptom Free Transition

Menopause can be a big transition for women on both a physical and emotional level. As hormone levels decline, you can feel like a completely different person, experiencing a wide range of symptoms that include:

  • Mood swings
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Hot Flashes & Night sweats
  • Low Libido
  • Weight Gain

Acupuncture and herbal medicine for menopause is helpful for women who are experiencing these unpleasant symptoms and is a far safer option than hormone replacement therapy.  HRT can often relieve your symptoms, however it fails to get to the root cause of your hormone imbalance and can result in weight gain, heart attack, depression, stroke, and even an increased risk for breast cancer.

We often combine our treatments with functional medicine to give us the most accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment strategy. Our natural approach provides you with an individualized thorough treatment plan to ensure you long lasting results.

At Points for Wellness, we invite those in Santa Cruz, Soquel, and surrounding areas to learn more about acupuncture and herbs for menopause and how we can help you find relief.