February 2010 | Women’s Medicine Issue

 

Pamela Frank, BSc, ND
Outlines a comprehensive approach to diagnosing PCOS through testing and signs and symptoms.

The Moon and Menstruation: Should menstrual cycles match lunar cycles?
Kristina Conner, ND
Though there is a correlation in past cultures, the author states that evidence does not favor as strong an association currently; nor does there seem to be an ideal cycle between the moon and mense

Mind-Body Spiritual Approach to Secondary Infertility
Christina Kovalik, NMD, LAc
The author reviews a case history that shows the importance of treating all aspects of infertility.

Exploring the Link Between Endometriosis and Infertility
Amy Day, ND
Discusses factors contributing to endometriosis and infertility. Case study and treatment included.

Uterine Ablation as Treatment for Severe Menorrhagia
Amy Terlisner, NMD
The author proposes this treatment should be considered in perimenopausal patients who desire to have a hysterectomy after failed naturopathic or allopathic protocols.

Oncanp Perspective – New Risk Factor for Osteoporosis : SSRIs can impact bone health
Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
Reviews the literature showing the potential of SSRIs to negatively impact patients’ bone health.

Naturopathic News

What’s Happening in the Naturopathic Medical Community

Botanical Insights – Menopausal Musings
Robin DiPasquale, ND, RH(AHG)
During menopause, supporting the liver is essential. Gives lipotropic formula and phytoestrogenic herbs. Osteoporosis in menopause is also considered.

Similar Thought – A Contradictory Case of Sciatica
Joe Kellerstein, DC, ND
Our columnist finds a patient’s repetition of a symptom annoying, and then realizes that if it’s annoying it must be important.

Nature Cure Clinical Pearls – Constipation: A symptom of toxemia : Part 2 of 2
Sussanna Czeranko, ND
Outlines our early 20th century naturopathic elders’ approaches to treating constipation.

Education – Our Students at the Gathering: The traditions we risk, the questions they ask
David Schleich, PhD
Our Education columnist attends the Gathering in Portland.

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