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Hope For Menopause

Hope For Menopause

When she first began experiencing extreme menopausal symtoms, Becky sought help from the medical community. Doctors told her that the 30 to 40 hot flashes she was having each day were quite "normal" and they encouraged her to take some drugs to quiet the symtoms. But Becky wasn't satisfied.

Heavy Sweats, Hot Flashes, Fevers & Chills Case Study

Heavy Sweats, Hot Flashes, Fevers & Chills Case Study

Searching for answers

A 52-year-old woman visited Hope Clinic with heavy sweats/hot flashes/fevers and chills during both day time and night time. She complained of being completely fatigued and felt absolutely no energy. She had been hurting all over (neck, back, shoulders, spine, hips) for years. Her ears hurt at night and she was having difficulty with constipation. She had been getting headaches for two years. She had also been very dizzy for last two months and had a long history of Meniere’s disease herself and for generations in her family. The patient also had a long history of anxiety. She was diagnosed with Lymes’ infection two months before and had been peri-menopausal for three years (cycling every 3 months).

We used our team approach at Hope Clinic for diagnosis and treatment. The patient was diagnosed with...

Hope For Hot Flashes & Sleep Troubles

Hope For Hot Flashes & Sleep Troubles

"I came to Hope Clinic because I was experiencing hot flashes (20-30 a day), sleeping in short bursts of 1-2 hours maximum at night, and then awakened due to hot flashes and had ceased menstruation.

I was taking a pill form of progesterone and a cream form. I was experiencing lack of memory focus. I couldn’t carry through on projects and anxiety was something that was becoming a building crescendo of rhythm in my thinking. This had started four years ago, but had increased in intensity in the last year and a half.

I had a hard time convincing my medical doctor that I was in peri-menopause, and changed doctors twice in order to be heard. I then saw a PA who specializes in women’s issues and she took my FSH levels which ended up revealing I was definitely in menopause. She put me on progesterone cream and a pill. While these helped reduce the intensity of the hot flashes the anxiety and sleeplessness were still increasing.

I really liked how Dr. Brad, Wells, and Sue worked together with homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, herb,s and nutritional supplements as well as looking at the overall wellness of my body, mind, and spirit. I also appreciated Dr. Brad’s intentional-ness of care and answering questions about “why” and “how” the parts of treatment work together. So very helpful! Gradual change to my diet, vitamins, and current regime, felt do-able with Dr. Brad’s help.

I am now sleeping in 4-5 hour stretches consistently each night. My memory is beginning to engage and be more active. My hot flashes are completely gone. I have not had one for five weeks and I’m on much less medication. Anxiety is no longer overwhelming me and infiltrating my sleep patterns.

While I highly recommend the holistic look at our bodies, it does require some work of active participation with the change of diet, juicing mixture, additional appointments with Acupuncture as well as a commitment to engage with the process.

Dr. Brad is a great partner that invited me to participate with my body on an intimate level of understanding that went beyond just treating symptoms, and into the depth of listening and interacting with my body to bring about healing in a more natural way that allowed my body to respond.

Thanks so much, Hope Clinic. I respect my body more and am aware of how I can consciously engage with listening to my body."

- a wife & mother active in helping others heal