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Where the best of Eastern medicine and Western science converge to form a comprehensive, cross-discipline approach. Listening, instead of dictating, allowing a deeper dialogue to manifest a more complete diagnosis. Revealing the true root causes behind symptoms and conditions and crafting unique health plans that empower you through education and inspiration to conquer bad habits and create better ones.

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Are Painful Periods “Normal?”

Ask any gynecologist and they will likely tell you that experiencing pain before or during your period is expected and nothing to be worried about. Dysmenorrhea, the technical name for painful periods, is experienced by almost all menstruating women with at least one or more of their periods. According to Grandi et. al. (2012), “menstrual pain was reported by 84.1% of women, with 43.1% reporting that pain occurred during every period, and 41% reporting that pain occurred during some periods.” Wow, that’s a lot of ladies experiencing pain! For some, the pain can be short lived and alleviated with an Advil or a heating pack. For others, their dysmenorrhea is so severe that it interferes with their everyday activities and can be accompanied by symptoms...

The True Cause of Your PMS

What would you do if you knew what was causing your PMS? Would you decide to take action to get rid of the premenstrual fat suit, tender ta-tas, and super-bitch-dom that take you over every month? Many women struggle with these symptoms (among others) for up to two weeks out of every month. They may try a myriad of herbs, vitamins, or just go on birth control to suppress the issue. Consider for a minute that perhaps PMS is not as “nebulous” and unidentifiable as you might think. You are not actually stuck with the nightmare of sudden weight gain, bloating, mood swings, and cramps. Let’s chat through the most common hidden culprit: estrogen dominance. To understand this, we should begin with a quick lesson...