Women’s Health

A woman faces many important milestones during her life. Siskiyou Vital Medicine offers services that cover the spectrum from an annual gynecological exam, to prenatal and postpartum care, to menopause hormone imbalances. Let us help you keep your health optimal throughout the years. Below are some of the services we offer.

  • Gynecological exams
  • Hormone and bioidentical hormone therapy
  • Prenatal care
  • Postpartum care
  • Holistic newborn and pediatric care
  • Holistic pelvic care
  • Natural treatment for cervical dysplasia and HPV

Women’s Hormones

A woman’s hormones are a major part of life from her teenage years through menopause. Symptoms of hormone imbalance can vary from woman to woman, so when issues or questions arise, it may be difficult to find the “right” answer. Siskiyou Vital Medicine can help find the causes of your hormonal imbalance and get you back to feeling normal. The following are some common symptoms of hormone imbalance:

  • Heavy or irregular periods
  • Excessive hair on face, chin, or other parts of the body
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Skin changes
  • Vaginal dryness and/or pain
  • Night sweats
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Excessive sweating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in sensitivity to cold and heat
  • Change in blood pressure
  • Changes in heart rate
  • Changes in blood sugar
  • Irritability, anxiety and/or depression
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Bloating
  • Changes in appetite
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Infertility
  • Blurred vision
  • A bulge in the neck
  • Breast tenderness

Balanced Hormones is Part of Optimal Health

Finding the right hormone balance offers women significant benefits, such as increased energy, better sleep, stabilized moods, and support in aging physically, emotionally and mentally. Research has also shown that hormone therapy improves overall health by reducing the risk of disease, including lower heart disease, osteoporosis protection, dementia protection and reduced colon cancer.

Ask how you can learn more about hormonal questions you may have.

Prenatal Care

Naturopathic prenatal care can be a wonderful support for women seeking to optimize and maintain their health and wellness during pregnancy. Our approach is gentle and loving as we support your changing body and growing baby. We are experts at utilizing herbs, nutrition, and homeopathy during pregnancy, and are experienced in managing common pregnancy discomforts and medical conditions. Listening to mothers is at the center of our care and we are passionate about offering education and choice around the many decisions that can arise on this unique journey.

Postpartum Care

Our postpartum care is aimed at supporting moms in the early weeks following childbirth. We offer comprehensive gynecology care and medical monitoring as well breastfeeding support, emotional support, nutritional guidance, and more. We can also treat any acute illness or infection that arises. Our care aligns with the midwifery model of care; it is personal, holistic, and loving.  Visits typically occur at one week, two weeks, four weeks, and six weeks following birth. Home visits may be arranged if desired. Postpartum care for moms can be scheduled concurrently with well-baby care as we seek to support your family in achieving optimal wellness and healing.

Holistic Pelvic CareTM

Holistic Pelvic CareTM is a combination of physical and energetic tools” developed by women’s health physical therapist Tami Kent (www.wildfeminine.com).  Holistic Pelvic Care treatment sessions are aimed at addressing common imbalances in the female pelvis which often manifest in symptoms such as urine leakage or incontinence, pelvic pain, chronic vaginal or urinary infections, pelvic floor muscle weakness, and/or sexual dysfunction.  Holistic Pelvic Care is “designed to assess and restore balance to the pelvic bowl.”  Therapeutic techniques used include intervaginal myofascial release and trigger point release as well as breathwork, visualization, and energetic realignment.

All women can find benefits in Holistic Pelvic Care (HPC) sessions because the care is both therapeutic and preventative; HPC can be deeply healing while also contributing to overall female wellness and balance.  HPC may be especially beneficial following childbirth (after the initial six-week postpartum period) and during other life transitions such as menopause.

Common indications for Holistic Pelvic Care Treatment:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Heaviness in the pelvic floor when sitting, standing, or walking
  • Hemorrhoids
  • History of pelvic surgery such as hysterectomy, cyst removal, or cesarean section
  • History of sexual trauma or abuse
  • Irregular or Painful Menstrual Cycles
  • Low libido
  • Menopausal changes
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pain with sitting
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Post-childbirth (6 weeks or more)
  • Post-miscarriage or abortion
  • Pregnancy Preparation and Fertility Health
  • Urine leakage with sneezing, running, or laughing (also known as stress incontinence)

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Siskiyou Vital Medicine is a membership-based direct primary care practice, which means the providers work with you to understand your entire health history and customize a treatment plan to manage your long-term healthcare needs. When you join our practice, you are part of an exclusive membership that affords you benefits you won’t receive in a traditional medical setting.

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