Hormonal fluctuations, childbirth, and menopause can all take a toll on vaginal health. For women in and around Gaithersburg and Columbia, Maryland, Integrative Family Medicine can provide relief through vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Don’t accept discomfort as just another part of the aging process when there are safe and effective treatments available. Click or call to schedule your appointment and take your first step toward restoring your vaginal health.
Vaginal atrophy is a condition that affects your vaginal walls. It can present symptoms like vaginal dryness, inflammation, thinning vaginal walls and painful sex.
Vaginal atrophy is usually associated with hormonal changes that occur during menopause, but it can happen at any age. This condition is closely linked to fluctuations in your estrogen levels.
If you notice changes in your vaginal function, the providers at Integrative Family Medicine can measure your hormone levels to help determine the cause of your symptoms. A customized treatment plan is created to help you achieve restored vaginal function without disrupting your body’s other systems.
According to researchers, acupuncture treatment can help boost your libido and restore hormonal balance. Because vaginal dryness and many other menopause symptoms are caused by fluctuating hormones, achieving a healthier hormonal balance can lead to noticeable improvements in vaginal function.
Acupuncture is also known to improve hormonal issues, such as:
The Integrative Family Medicine medical team has extensive experience in acupuncture techniques based on traditional Chinese medicine. The painless process involves inserting thin, flexible, sterile needles through your skin. Some practitioners believe that acupuncture corrects the flow of essential energy throughout the body, while others believe the needles stimulate your nervous system, blood flow and the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals.
Through acupuncture, Integrative Family Medicine has helped many women achieve restored vaginal function.
Women have long turned to herbal medicine to find relief from hormonal fluctuations. Two of the most studied herbs used to treat menopausal symptoms are black cohosh and dong quai. Both work to regulate and balance your natural hormone levels.
While herbal medicine can help address vaginal symptoms related to hormonal imbalance, it may take some time to find the right supplements for your specific needs. A member of the Integrative Family Practice medical staff will work closely with you to monitor how your body responds to herbal medications, and your treatment will be adjusted as needed.
Additional naturopathic supplement options include:
Be sure to discuss your full health history and any medications or supplements you use with the team at Integrative Family Medicine prior to beginning an herbal medicine treatment path. Some naturopathic medicine treatments can create problems if used in conjunction with other medications.
To learn more about these and other vaginal rejuvenation treatments, click or call to schedule a consultation with Integrative Family Medicine today.