Women’s Health

Throughout all the stages in our life from childhood to puberty, childbearing years, middle age, menopause and beyond we transform physiologically and emotionally.  The complex health challenges that may arise with each of these stages in a women’s life should be holistically assessed and approached, integrating services that allow us to unveil the root cause of the problem rather than just treating symptoms. This type of approach recognizes and addresses the internal balance of our hormones, bodily processes, and emotions to achieve an optimal state of vitality. Proper nutrition, emotional health and physical wellness enables women to learn, understand and appreciate the beauty that surrounds our female reproductive system and how our physiology can impact every aspect of our emotional and physical health.

Menstrual cycle awareness for daughters and mothers. Our menstrual cycle is the fifth vital sign or “the engine light” of our health status. An irregular or abnormal period is our first warning sign of an underlying health problem. Each young woman should learn how to track, understand, and embrace her menstrual cycle as it is a powerful tool that can help her understand her overall health, and emotional well-being.

Fertility challenges are addressed with a multifaceted approach at NMR to identify the root cause of the imbalance. This includes a unique set of laboratory blood work assessments specific to women, a thorough history and physical examination, clinical nutrition, toxicity and stress assessment, and an entire year of guidance and monitoring with Mercier Therapy. As a result, a process oriented highly individualized approach is developed that supports, guides, and empowers the woman in her journey.

Pregnancy and Post-Partum Care at NMR offers natural ways to prepare for birth with specific pelvic floor exercises, nutrition that supports the growing demands of mom and baby as the pregnancy unfolds, education regarding the birthing process and the post- partum period. This is offered to all women that want to feel empowered through the better understanding of how their bodies work throughout this journey and to diminish fear of the birthing process. Our integrated programs which include Mercier Therapy, chiropractic, physical therapy, nutrition and biofeedback therapy can provide life-long benefits and help prepare you for a healthy delivery and recovery from natural birth or C-section.

Menopause and beyond. The unpleasant symptoms at this stage of life are generally exacerbated by lifestyle choices that cause blood sugar imbalances and insulin resistance syndromes for an example. Peri-menopause and menopause symptoms can be addressed naturally with nutrition, exercise, supplementation and hormonal optimization.

Pelvic floor dysfunction is the result of neuromuscular imbalances in the pelvic muscles or organs. This can be a result of many lifestyle factors that include weakness, motor control dysfunction, deconditioning, poor nutritional habits, emotional or mechanical stress to name a few. Our functional approach at NMR includes screening and treatment of all these factors in an effort to address ‘the whole woman’.

We can also help with following diagnoses:

  • Infertility/Secondary Infertility due to C-section scar tissue
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Period health
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Lack of vitality
  • Postpartum and C-section recovery
  • Poor ovarian reserve/High FSH
  • Menopause symptoms

Services available at NMR to achieve optimal health and vitality for women at any stage include:

Laboratory bloodwork is utilized at NMR to identify particular biomarkers that are unique to women’s physiology or have a significant impact on our health, influencing our menstrual cycle, fertility and transition to menopause. Such specific hormones or hormonal trends, inflammatory markers, metabolic indicators of dysfunction among others, are tested at key times during the ovulation cycle during the childbearing years and utilized in the clinical decision-making process for every patient in an extremely individualized manner.

Clinical Nutrition and Detoxification to support our female physiology specifically at every stage in her life provides our patients with empowering and fundamental tools to maximize vitality. Food is not merely fuel for our bodies, it becomes our body as the nutrients are utilized to create structures that make up our muscles, bones, hormones, organs, and brain.  Nutrition can become medicine if the optimal amount of nutrients is supplied through food. Symptoms of impaired detoxification such as fatigue, bloating, loss of libido, estrogen excess expressed by irritability, anxiety, mood swings need to be addressed by gently supporting the body towards physiological optimization with a variety of modalities specific to each patient.

Mercier Therapy and visceral manipulation is a non-invasive therapy that includes a series of gyno-visceral manipulations to improve blood flow in the pelvic and abdominal organs and optimize reproductive health.

Mercier Therapy is geared towards women that struggle with infertility, have pelvic pain, menstrual dysregulation or recover from abdominal or pelvic surgeries

Physical Therapy/Reconditioning plays a critical part in the women’s health program at NMR. Therapeutic exercises and resistance training are utilized to strengthen and stabilize your spine, pelvis, improve posture and support bone health.

Women suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions will be taught functional exercises to restore postural alignment and decrease mechanical stress on the pelvic organs along with strengthening and muscle relaxation techniques. For the pregnant and post-partum patients we utilize exercises to improve abdominal muscle control, postural ergonomic training, and promote safe body mechanics.

During menopause we teach our female patients specific exercises that are evidenced based and proven to improve bone density in combination with supportive nutritional intervention and supplementation, all offered here at NMR.

Chiropractic care is utilized to decrease pain, restore alignment at the spine and promote healthy neuromuscular and hormonal balance. Restoring spinal alignment with chiropractic manipulations supports the nervous system responsible for the innervation and function of the pelvic organs.

Biofeedback Therapy offers a unique natural approach to stress management. This powerful tool is utilized at NMR to improve muscle and general relaxation, decrease anxiety, improve pelvic floor muscle control, and to address headaches. Chronic stress leads to some of the most common disorders in women such as: hormonal imbalances, infertility, autoimmune disease, thyroid imbalances, poor overall health, and depression. This powerful tool is utilized at NMR as part of our integrated approach to restore optimal health.

Acupuncture for women’s health brings an eastern medicine flair in carrying for women at NMR. This gentle, drug free modality has been successfully utilized for centuries to improve menstrual symptoms, promote fertility, and decrease pain and anxiety. There are so many health benefits to acupuncture, you just have to try it!

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