How holistic women’s health is is helping women take control of their health.
By Dr. Kaley Burns EBS column
Extensive research has shown that women’s health problems, especially those related to women’s health or prevention, are not accepted or properly handled in the health care system. Unfortunately, women have their own unique health care needs compared to men, but conventional medicine does not always address this individual, leaving them feeling unheard and without effective treatment options.
Holistic medicine considers all aspects of a patient’s health, including physical, mental, and emotional aspects. One of the main ways that holistic medicine gives women more options is to find and treat the underlying cause of their health concerns to relieve symptoms rather than using drugs or surgery to treat symptoms.
A comprehensive approach to women’s health can include various treatment methods. Some of the most effective include:
Although acupuncture is known for treating pain, it can also be used to improve depression, anxiety, infertility, pregnancy and postpartum care, peri and menopausal symptoms, and menstrual problems. Many recipients who do not have many health concerns use acupuncture to improve health and prevent disease.
Advanced laboratory testing
Many patients are told their labs are “in the normal range,” but they still have symptoms. Each patient has their own unique biochemistry, genetics, and health status, which often means that a wider range of screening tests may be useful. Special labs are used to narrow down the area where therapy needs to be done to restore balance to your health.
Holistic women’s health care addresses the restoration of reproductive hormone balance from the perspective of the whole person. This can also include support for the thyroid and adrenal glands. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) involves the use of hormones that are chemically and structurally identical to human hormones as closely as possible.
The general practice of women’s health care is the treatment of women at all stages of their lives. Things like poor nutrition, lack of sleep, and high levels of emotional stress can disrupt hormone balance and increase inflammation. Consult your entire health care team and get back on track.
Dr. Kaley Burns is the founder, owner and naturopathic doctor at Big Sky Natural Health. She embraces a natural approach to health and similarly strives to inspire and guide others on their health journey. Dr. Burns has an advanced training app in Rehab and Intravenous Acupuncture. She also serves as Vice President and CE Liaison for the Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians.