As part of our Family Practice, AH focuses on issues specific to each gender.
Once puberty starts, a woman’s reproductive system gives us useful information regarding the internal state of health. Based on that information, we can begin working with the body to regain or maintain homeostasis and a balanced internal rhythm between the organ systems.
common issues we see during the reproductive years are:
- Infertility issues
- Irregular menstruation
- Amenorrhea (lack of a menstrual period)
- Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstrual periods)
- Hormonal imbalances
Once a woman begins entering Menopause, we see a shift in the body’s reserves and the resulting effects it has on its functionality. As a result, many women experience:
- Hot flashes (with or without sweating)
- Night sweats
- Change in metabolism
- Emotional disturbances or depression
- Loss of bone density
- frequent urination
- Decreased libido
- Painful intercourse and dryness
- Dry skin and dry, brittle hair
These issues do not affect all women and they should not be considered normal. Chinese medicine is equipped to work with a woman’s body in order to regain internal balance, restoring homeostasis and the alleviation of menopausal symptoms.
Whereas women provide monthly indicators revealing the health of their internal systems, men do not. As such, men’s issues usually go uncared for until symptoms become more of a problem in functionality.
Common issues affecting men are:
- Low/diminished sex drive
- Sexual dysfunction – Impotence/premature ejaculation
- Low sperm count/motility
- Urinary retention/incontinence
- Prostate issues
Chinese Medicine is equipped to stimulate the body’s ability overcome dysfunction and reestablish optimal functioning. At AH, we take a full history to see how your symptoms fit into an overall pattern of imbalance in order to ensure we treat the root of your issues/dysfunction.