There are many health concerns that a woman might face in her lifetime. During adolescence, there can be concerns relating to acne, weight changes, contraception, and menstrual abnormalities. During the reproductive age, there can be concerns like endometriosis or ovulation dysfunction, as well as issues related to pregnancy, labor, post-labor, and breastfeeding. During midlife, a woman can become concerned about menopause and aging issues like hot flashes and osteoporosis. Any of these can be debilitating or strongly reduce a woman’s life quality. It’s important to have health care professionals, like the doctors at Tao Of Welness, who are not only experienced in woman’s health issues but also strong advocates for youthfulness, beauty and vitality.
Our Holistic Approach to Women’s Health
When it comes to top concerns regarding a woman’s health, many people think breast cancer is the number one killer but this is far from the truth. Heart disease and stroke are actually the number one health risk for women. Fortunately for many, having a balanced and healthy lifestyle can help reduce some of these concerns and this is the primary work we do at Tao of Wellness. The problem with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is that women are more likely than men to be underdiagnosed and undermanaged. Risk factors for CVD include high cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes, being overweight or obese, lack of physical activity, drinking alcohol, having metabolic syndrome, and sleep apnea.
When it does come to cancer, the ten most common cancers in American women are breast cancer, lung cancer, colon and rectal cancers, endometrial cancer, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma (skin cancer), ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer and leukemia. Age is the most common risk factor for cancer. About 77% of all cancers occur in people who are 55 years old or older. Therefore a woman will need regular checkups to detect early signs of cancer as a woman ages.
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise mainly due to poor dietary habits. About 9.2 million women in the United States have diabetes. With a good lifestyle, better eating habits, and reduced stress, a woman can live a long and healthy life with diabetes. Chinese medicine can be very helpful in managing, if not completely reversing, the disease.
Other problems that may arise include autoimmune diseases, blood disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, pregnancy, breastfeeding, mental health, domestic violence, urological and kidney health, digestive health, respiratory health, oral health, and skin and hair health. At Tao of Wellness we help our patients with a comprehensive program of safe, natural and effective therapies including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, mind body exercise, and others. At the same time, we provide clear and up-to-date guidance in lifestyle, exercise, and stress management. Our practitioners tailor their recommendations to accommodate your individual needs, aiming to ease symptoms, improve quality of life, and protect against degenerative disease.
Because our approach to wellness is holistic, your Tao of Wellness practitioner will test your heart function, bone mineral density, and other laboratory measurements of health. We will also suggest therapies to minimize your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and other conditions. We often collaborate with other health specialists and have a large database of allied health professionals to create any possible health care team needed.
Our Customized Therapies for Women’s Health
Acupuncture treatment is used in a variety of women’s health concerns. It can be used to ease hot flashes, boost sex drive, improve vaginal tone, and reduce menstrual discomfort and pains. Acupuncture treatments help to stimulate the body to heal naturally on its own. Acupuncture is a safe, effective therapy with little to no side effects. Learn more about acupuncture.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal medicine is usually customized to fit a person’s unique condition and needs. It not only can be used to ease hot flashes and other signs and symptoms of menopause, but also to boost sex drive, improve vaginal tone and dryness, relieve PMS, and help prevent urinary incontinence. These natural herbs are customized for each and every patient. Learn more about Chinese herbal medicine.
Each and every patient receives nutritional guidance that is tailored to their condition. Having a dedicated nutritional consultation goes even farther to offer a completely custom eating plan that can be easily followed throughout the week, complete with meals and snacks that include foods specific for their healing properties.
Practitioners at Tao of Wellness will prescribe nutrients that can help ease the symptoms of menopause and PMS, improve libido and vaginal lubrication, and decrease urinary incontinence. These powerful vitamin or mineral supplements can also restore balance to fluctuating hormone levels. To this end, we utilize many different supplements such as fish oil, royal jelly, DHEA, digestive enzymes, B vitamins, and turmeric. Learn more about nutritional therapy.
Mind Body Exercise
Tai chi and qi gong are low-impact exercises that can be tailored to address many different conditions. They can be made quite vigorous to address weight conditions or a weakened circulation. As well, the circular movements inherent to these forms of exercise have been studied for their ability to stave off arthritis and other pain conditions like fibromyalgia. Learn more about tai chi and qi gong.
Women’s Health Success Stories
My Fibroid Shrank
“My uterine fibroid was 6cm large. My OBGYN told me that the most likely reason I was not able to get pregnant is due to the size and the position of my fibroid. I worked with Tao of Wellness for six months and my fibroid shrank down to 4 cm. I was able to get pregnant after that!”
— Trista L.
My Periods Came Regularly
“My periods were coming earlier as I got older. I was told that I would get pregnant once my periods lengthen. I listened and avoided sweets, alcohol, caffeine and icy cold drinks. Miraculously my periods became more regular coming 26 days instead of 24 days. I got pregnant after the period turned to a 26 day cycle!”
— Marie R.
You Shouldn’t Live without It
“I came here with a list of issues that were keeping me from living my life, including menopause and sleep deprivation. I found out about Tao of Wellness from my good friend and she explained how I shouldn’t be living my life without it. I used acupuncture, cupping, meditation, and herbs. The process was, at times, trying for me because it was new. But the results… At 52, I feel I have a new lease. It has given me a whole new perspective on the type of life that I’d been living. It’s unveiled so many fabulous aspects of my well being that I didn’t know existed. I can’t believe I waited so long to come. If this can be a part of your life, give yourself the gift and experience it. You shouldn’t live without it.”
— Francesca T.
Natural Healthcare for Women
Tao of Wellness was established in 1976 as a resource to address women’s health. We strive to support you in mind and body, and invite you to make an appointment for your health and wellbeing. It would be our pleasure to serve you.