This overview focuses on how Integrative Health can be useful with prevention and treatment of health concerns that are specific to women. As with all aspects of our health, men’s health issues do not exist in isolation; focusing on menstrual problems, menopause, fibroids, endometriosis, and other challenges must be done with the full picture in mind. Integrative Health emphasizes mindful awareness and general self-care along with conventional and integrative approaches to health and well-being. The Circle of Health highlights eight areas of self-care: Surroundings; Personal Development; Nutrition; Recharge; Family, Friends, and Co-workers; Spirit and Soul; Mind and Emotions; and Physical Activity. Many studies have shown potential benefit with certain complementary approaches. The patient narrative included in “Integrative Approaches to Women’s Health” provides an example of what might be covered in women’s health-focused encounters, specifically around polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopause.
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Disclaimer: This information is for general education. Please work with your health care practitioner to use it in the best way possible to promote your health.