Menopause Treatment Monroe CT

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It typically occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, with the average age being around 51. During menopause, a woman’s ovaries gradually produce less estrogen and progesterone, leading to the cessation of menstruation and the end of fertility.

The hormonal changes associated with menopause can cause a range of physical and emotional symptoms that may affect quality of life for some women. While not all women experience significant symptoms during menopause, for those who do, various treatments and lifestyle changes can help manage symptoms and improve overall well-being.

Common symptoms that menopause
can bring include: 

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances.

What you may not know, is that menopause can also :

  • Increase aches and pains
  • contribute to incontinence
  • Dry skin
  • Reduced healing of wounds
  • Pain during sex
  • Many other symptoms

While some women may opt for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), others prefer natural remedies or are unable to take HRT.

Osteopathic medicine considers you as a whole person, not individual parts. Your body is interconnected, and osteopathic medicine considers the interconnection in the treatment of menopause. This interconnection is important in women’s health because your general health can play a large part in menopause.

Tonya Cremin, DO |  Menopause Treatment using Osteopathy & Auricular Acupuncture.

With OMM, Dr. Tonya Cremin applies a very gentle and calming touch to subtly realign the bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissues to encourage the body’s natural healing response. Patients describe the treatments as similar to a gentle massage and find them relaxing. Techniques that Dr. Cremin frequently uses include cranial osteopathy, balanced ligamentous tension, and somato emotional release, among others. These types of manipulation aid in helping the body find balance, encouraging the body’s natural healing processes to take place. As we go through menopause our hormones can be out of balance. Through the use of OMM and Auricular Acupuncture Dr. Cremin is able to help ease the symptoms associated with menopause naturally, safely, and hormone-free.

Here are some other natural treatments for managing menopausal symptoms:

  • Healthy Diet: Focus on a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Incorporate foods high in calcium and vitamin D to support bone health.
  • Herbal Supplements: Certain herbs like black cohosh, red clover, and dong quai are believed to alleviate menopausal symptoms. However, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider before using them, as they may interact with other medications or have side effects.
  • Soy Products: Soy contains phytoestrogens, plant-based compounds that mimic estrogen in the body. Some women find relief from menopausal symptoms by consuming soy products like tofu, soy milk, or edamame.
  • Regular Exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity can help manage weight, improve mood, and promote better sleep during menopause. Aim for a mix of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises.
  • Mind-Body Techniques: Practices like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises can help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and alleviate menopausal symptoms.
  • Cooling Techniques: To manage hot flashes, try wearing lightweight clothing, using fans, and keeping your living environment cool. Avoid triggers like spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated, which can help manage symptoms like hot flashes and dry skin.
  • Seek Support: Joining a support group or talking to friends and family members who have experienced menopause can provide emotional support and practical advice for managing symptoms.