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Wallingford CT 06492
Phone:203-265-0444

A woman goes through many changes and through many cycles over her entire lifetime. From puberty to menopause, a woman’s body is in constant flux. Naturopathic Medicine and  Acupuncture can be effectively used by a skilled practitioner to restore a woman’s energetic balance, vitality, and health.

Acupuncture is recognized as a powerful and effective treatment for infertility, but it is also very useful in treating many other conditions pertaining to women's wellness, including the symptoms of PMS – bloating, cramping, irritability, breast distention – as well as the symptoms of menopause – hot flashes, night sweats, mood fluctuations, ringing in the ears, insomnia, constipation, etc..

PFCNM practitioners have also successfully treated many conditions such as PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, Cysts, Fibroids, Amenorrhea (absence of periods) and Dysmenorrhea (painful periods), to name a few.

If you are frustrated with the western medical system and are looking for other options to explore, we urge you to learn about natural treatments and acupuncture. We have successfully treated many women with a myriad of conditions and complaints. We are confident that we can help you too.

Women's Health

Many women struggle with an inability to get pregnant. The facts are that some simple changes might help. Dr. Kerr can help you understand the factors underlying your difficulty in getting pregnant. If you are having trouble getting pregnant, call PFCNM today. 

Menstrual problems

Menstrual problems are very common for women of all ages. Painful menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome are some of the diseases that can cause a woman pain, discomfort, emotional lability, and fertility problems.

A PFCNM practitioner will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine which of these factors is involved in your particular situation. Once the key causes are identified, your PFCNM practitioner will develop a comprehensive treatment plan will be developed. Diet will be a cornerstone of the treatment, and will be individually tailored to balance hormones, minimize inflammation, and reduce toxic burden. Acupuncture may be suggested  as well.

Hands on therapy, or physical therapy, can also be helpful for some of these conditions. Visceral manipulation is one type of gentle hands on therapy that can be very helpful for painful menstrual cramps. Some hands on therapies can be done at home. 

Fibrocystic breast disease

Many women suffer from painful, swollen breasts before their menstrual periods. This condition, called fibrocystic breast disease or FBD, is not serious, but causes lots of anxiety and discomfort for many women. Fortunately, FBD can be very effectively controlled by a naturopathic approach. Once a diagnosis is made, an ND will develop a treatment plan that will be focused on reducing inflammation in the breast, and balancing hormones to avoid an excess estrogen activity on the breasts.

Avoiding caffeine is an important part of an FBD treatment plan, as even small amounts of caffeine can trigger FBD symptoms. An anti-inflammatory diet will be recommended. This diet is one that emphasizes essential fatty acids that come from plant foods and minimizes saturated fats that come from meats and animal products. There are also herbs and nutrients that can help to balance hormones such as estrogen and progesterone.

Weight management

PFCNM can be a vital part of your weight loss program by bringing innovative ideas and strategies to your weight loss plan. The secret to weight loss is really not a secret at all. It is basically a formula that includes calories in, calories out, and metabolic rate. Naturopathic medicine does not have any magic bullets for weight loss. However, strategies for maximizing metabolic rate with diet, nutritional supplements and exercise can help to accelerate your weight loss.

Safe and effective programs that encourage modest but steady weight loss and emphasize life long changes in eating and activity patterns will be the foundation of a naturopathic approach to weight loss. Emotional aspects of dysfunctional eating patterns will also be a focus of naturopathic treatment approaches.

Menopause

All women will sooner or later face this very natural and normal transition. Hot flashes, emotional instability, insomnia, menstrual changes, and changes in libido are all very common symptoms of menopause. Fortunately, these symptoms are temporary, and will eventually end. These symptoms are not a disease; they are signs of a changing internal environment.

PFCNM can help a woman sort through the vast and confusing amount of information on this subject. Once her particular needs and concerns are understood, a treatment plan will be developed to help ease her transition into a healthy and happy new era. There are many non-hormonal therapies that can help effectively treat menopausal symptoms. Many dietary, exercise, and botanical therapies have research showing they can successfully treat hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. Utilizing PFCNM for assistance in navigating the menopausal transition can definitely ease the passage.

Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture Can Effectively Treat the following Gynecological Conditions:

  • Menstruation – Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods), Amenorrhea (No Periods), Irregular Cycles (Long and Short Menstrual Cycles) Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Menorrhagia (Heavy or Long Periods), Premenstrual Syndrome – PMS,  Irritability, Bloating, Breast Distention, Cramping, and Depression – Most patients find relief within one or two cycles.
  • Uterus – Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids (There are many Natural Remedies for Fibroids), Abnormal Bleeding, 
  • Infertility – due to Ovulatory, Cervical, Uterine and Tubal Factors (Blocked Fallopian Tubes), Hormonal Inbalance, High FSH levels, Unexplained Infertility.
  • Pregnancy – Morning sickness (nausea), Miscarriage Prevention, Postpartum Depression, Post-Term Pregnancy, Abnormal Positions of the Fetus (breach), Pain Relief, Delayed Labor, Hemorrhoids, Constipation.
  • Dealing with Menopause Symptoms – Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Ringing in the Ears (Tinnutis), Insomnia, Irregular Bleeding, Mood Swings, Constipation, Loss of Libido, Migraine Headache.
  • Ovary – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS, Ovarian Cysts, (POF) Premature Ovarian Failure.