Naturopathic Doctors Help Women Thrive Through Menopause

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The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians shares new FAQ for Women’s Health Month in May

Using a whole-body approach and natural therapies whenever possible, NDs can help women thrive through the transition to non-reproductive years.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) help women address perimenopause symptoms and practice prevention to optimize health as the body ages. Using a whole-body approach and natural therapies whenever possible, NDs can help women thrive through the transition to non-reproductive years. This is according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), which today released a new FAQ in partnership with the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM).

An estimated two million U.S. women reach menopause every year. But many begin to experience an array of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms long before the change. Unique for every woman, perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue, irritability, decreased sex drive, depression, and more can interfere with quality life. Whole-body health evaluation and care during this transition is vital, both to manage troubling symptoms, and to proactively address changes that can impact heart, bone, and brain health.

“As a woman approaches menopause, symptoms can be varied, unpredictable, and often go unrecognized as perimenopause. Naturopathic doctors provide a high level of emotional and educational support,” said Michelle Simon, PhD, ND and Chair of the INM Board of Directors. “NDs apply their rigorous training in clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, and other treatment modalities both to alleviate symptoms and to help optimize health as the body ages.”

The complete FAQ “How do naturopathic doctors help women in perimenopause?” can be found at https://www.naturopathic.org/natfaqs.

About the Institute for Natural Medicine
The Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides public education about naturopathic medicine and increases consumer access to naturopathic doctors. As a close partner to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the INM strives to increase consumer and physician choice in safe, effective healthcare that improves patient outcomes and lowers costs. For more information visit http://www.naturemed.org or call 855-799-4490.

About the AANP
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is the professional association that represents licensed naturopathic physicians. The AANP strives to make naturopathic medicine available to every American, and to increase recognition of naturopathic physicians as the identified authorities on natural medicine. Learn more at http://www.naturopathic.org.

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Taryn Ernest, Manager of Public Relations, Marketing & Communications
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
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