Women’s Health

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At Shift, we are all about making your hormones happy! If you hormones are happy, your body and mind are thriving. Our hormonal health incorporates genetics, emotions, nutrition, liver and bowel function – all these affect the balance of our hormones.
As holistic practitioners, we take into account all areas of health. Our treatment involves a carefully considered and effective approach that incorporates a combination of herbal medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, food as medicine and lifestyle interventions such as exercise and mindfulness.

We also help women gain a greater understanding and better insight into their hormonal cycles, so they can work with and trust their natural rhythms, leading to more positive long term health outcomes.

Some of the conditions we may help you with;

  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Amenorrhea (absence of periods)
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
  • Short / Long menstrual cycles
  • Menopause
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis

NATUROPATHY + NUTRITION

Naturopathy assists in a wide range of women’s health problems from menarche (a women’s first period) to menopause, and everything in between. A core principle of naturopathy is finding the root cause of health conditions, whilst working to correct these rather than just masking symptoms.

For centuries, women have used herbal and food medicine to balance their menstrual cycle, support ovarian function and improve hormone metabolism. Selected herbs and nutrients help to improve estrogen, or progesterone, decrease hormonal symptoms and regulate the cycle.

At Shift Natural Medicine, our naturopaths use a holistic and integrative approach to identify and treat underlying causes of women’s health issues.

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of women’s health conditions such as painful periods, irregular or absent cycle, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and PMS. As with all of our treatments, we take into consideration all aspects of health and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your condition to create a treatment plan specific to you. Acupuncture addresses blockages and deficiencies in the blood that could be causing disharmony and throwing your hormones out of balance.

We combine acupuncture with infrared heat lamp, moxibustion, cupping, massage and meditation to assist regulation of hormones and the cycle as well as calm the mind where stress is often a compounding factor for many women’s conditions.

Read our blog article on Acupuncture + Hormones.

HORMONE TESTING

We are also able to refer for a range of blood tests such as salivary hormone testing and thyroid testing, where required.