Menopause usually starts between the ages of forty and fifty years old. Around that time females start experiencing physical symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and a reduced sex drive. It can also lead to insomnia, anxiety, changes in mood, and depression. The impact on a person’s quality of life can range from mild to severe. However, there are ways of managing these symptoms naturally.
For those that experience menopause symptoms, natural and holistic treatments and support are available at Acupuncture & Homeopathy Clinic. Here you will find out what to expect during a consultation and treatment.
Blood work is very important for these ladies, as there are certain hormones and levels that will guide me as to which treatment would be best. I read the blood test results from a functional medicine doctor’s perspective. After taking the full history, a chinese medicine diagnosis is made to decide on the correct chinese herbs and acupuncture treatment. Depending on the individual, I also prescribe homeopathic remedies.
Here is a testimonial of a patient with perimenopausal symptoms:
The following patient’s main complaint was hot flashes. Her symptoms were gone in 1 month.
I visited Dr Petra in 2014, because I always felt hot “like a lightbulb”. If you are seeking holistic treatment, Dr Petra is the “go-to-doctor”. My problem was sorted out with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and I have never looked back. She helped me with perimenopausal symptoms that I thought I just had to live with!! I am forever grateful for Dr Petra.
Another testimonial of early menopause treated successfully:
Dear Dr Petra,
It is a pleasure and privilege to write this testimonial for you as you start your new practice in Florida USA. When I first met you in 2010, in South Africa – Pretoria practice, you opened my eyes to TCM and acupuncture and since then my life and my patients lives have been transformed – as I myself practice Western medicine: and with this new insight I am always referring patients whom I can’t assist to TCM practitioners as there are a multiple questions that western medicine can’t answer which homeopathy and Chinese medicine can.
As a patient my experience with you was always positive. You demonstrated confidence and skill in your diagnosis and excellent results with my treatment plans. My only desire was that I could have found you earlier in my life and that you did not immigrate to the USA (I’m still working on trying to move closer).
I was initially treated by you for early menopause symptoms – hot flashes, irritability, moodiness and irregular menstruation and then later a variety of other ailments and thanks to your help I’m happy, healthy and my husband thanks you too.
Your friendliness and easy-to-talk to personality made my visits bearable as I’m not a fan of going to the Dr in the first place. I need to connect with a practitioner and you always made me feel comfortable and that nothing was too much of an effort. I also enjoyed having the freedom to call or message you when I urgently needed to for advice – so I thank you for being my Dr and friend I will always miss you.