Hormones affect almost every aspect of health, so it is important to attend to your body’s symptoms as warning signs that alert you to a problem that runs deeper and needs to be addressed.
New York City, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011
Patients Medical, a leading integrative medical center in New York City, is helping women dealing with the sometimes devastating effects of imbalanced hormones due to menopause. Botanicals (herbal remedies) and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy are among the most natural ways to cope with symptoms, but are seldom completely understood by patients.
“There is a lot of mis-information out there about herbs and hormonal supplementation,” says Dr. Kamau Kokayi, senior staff physician at Patients Medical. “My patients are often confused by everything they read on the internet and in magazines. Not all the information that they have is helpful – or even true. I urge my patients to be very careful when self-treating. Even the most natural herbs and supplements can still have harmful effects when used improperly.”
Dr. Kokayi, a medical doctor who practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, prescribes herbal remedies and works with homeopathy, suggests patients to learn about anything they put in their bodies – from food to supplements and medications. He also recommends working with a holistic medical doctor who has plenty of experience and comes highly recommended. Look for doctors who are accredited in their fields and have patients who have had great success using the protocols.
“Menopause can be scary time for many women. They are experiencing night sweats, hot flashes, weight gain, and may feel like they are completely out of touch with their bodies. Hormones affect almost every aspect of health, so it is important to attend to your body’s symptoms as warning signs that alert you to a problem that runs deeper and needs to be addressed,” explains Dr. Kokayi.
Patients Medical’s team of physicians provides their patients and the general public with leading-edge information and research about health and wellness. The next complimentary seminar, “Hormones & Botanicals in Menopause: Facts and Fiction”, will be held on Thursday, February 17th at 6:30pm Eastern. Dr. Kokayi will discuss holistic ways of treating symptoms of hormonal imbalance and menopause with herbs (botanicals) and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Dr. Kokayi will also be answering questions from attendees.
Kamau Kokayi, MD received his medical doctorate from Yale Medical School, and his residency with board certification in family medicine. With 25 years’ experience integrating conventional medicine with holistic therapies, Dr. Kokayi’s broad knowledge base and depth of understanding provide him a with a variety of tools with which to evaluate and treat patients.
About Patients Medical
Patients Medical (http://www.patientsmedical.com) is a unique integrative medicine center in Manhattan that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine with modern technology to provide comprehensive care. Established in 1974, the center employs a multi-disciplinary staff including board certified internists, licensed practitioners and nutritionists. The practice specializes in diagnosing the root cause of an ailment, then healing the whole person with personalized protocols that draw upon ancient healing techniques alongside Western Medial perspectives. Patients Medical offers free seminars each month on bio-identical hormones, weight loss, thyroid, chronic fatigue, nutrition and more.