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Natural Options for Menopausal Symptoms

An "Ask the Expert" Q&A with Dr. Kristen Halland published in Suburban Woman magazine (2016).

· Acupuncture,Female Hormones

Q: What natural options exist to lessen the symptoms of menopause?

A: That’s a great question! Acupuncture is well researched to minimize the symptoms of menopause especially hot flashes, waking early or sleep disturbances, fatigue, and others. And if you haven’t tried Acupuncture yet – don’t worry because it’s a painless and an incredibly relaxing treatment.

Additionally, there’s a great application for enhancing nutrients to minimize the symptoms and support healthy hormone balance. Each person’s nutrition and hormone status are unique but generally speaking this may begin with bloodwork for Nutrient Testing (deficiencies in Vitamin D, selenium, magnesium, amino acids and many others have been associated with menopause), a 10-day Clear Change detoxification program (because the liver actually controls our hormones!), or physician-grade clinical application of nutrients to regulate hormonal balance.

Both Acupuncture and nutrition can work as standalone treatment methods or in conjunction with traditional medical treatment to enhance the result.

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Dr. Kristen Halland is a chiropractor with specialty certifications in acupuncture and functional medicine nutrition. She has enjoyed serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago since 2010 from our Hoffman Estates, IL location alongside her Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, massage therapist, chiropractic colleague, and a great support team! Dr. Halland enjoys blogging about natural treatments, staying modern and accessible with virtual appointment access for her patients, and her podcast, The Nutrition & Lifestyle Review.