Podcast Episode 30: TCM, Acupuncture And The Treatment Of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Management Of PCOS And Endometriosis, Infertility, IVF Support And Postpartum With Dr Amanda Waaldyk
When it comes to the treatment of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea or HA, many of us wish that there was a magic pill we could take or that there was another reason why our period has gone missing.
Lets face it, eating more, cutting out or reducing exercise and for some, needing to gain weight is a scary concept.
Many of my clients have sought alternative treatments hoping for a way to bypass doing the deeper work, working on the root cause.
Many of my clients have tried acupuncture, saw naturopaths, gone on liver cleanses, tried to mediate, do more yoga, tried seed cycling, gone all organic or cut out gluten and dairy hoping to maintain their current lifestyle and practices that make them feel safe and in control. I was once here too. They find that alone, they just don’t work.
In this episode I chat to Dr Amanda Waaldyk, a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor who specialises in fertility and female endocrinology. Amanda is the founder and director of Angea Acupuncture & Yoga, an integrative Chinese medicine practice.
Amanda’s approach is soul meets science, guiding her patients to ultimate health with a whole body system. Amanda has worked and studied internationally with some of the best fertility experts in both Chinese medicine and yoga.
Amanda is author of her book Body Baby Ready, blogger and proud mother of two. Her passion for yoga led her to co-found Mindful Pregnancy Yoga training.
Although we have quite diverse backgrounds in our education and professional practices, we share very similar aims for treatment for HA. We both agree that addressing the root cause of the problem is crucial and that involves supporting the body to feel safe and that energy is available. Lifestyle modifications including food or eating habits and exercise are important to allow the body to heal and a shift in mindset, relationship to self and approach to life is where lies the most deepest and healing work.
Amanda combines both eastern and western medicine practices and uses acupuncture and TCM to support the body in finding the place of safety and balance.
In this episode we also talk about other common issues or conditions women present with including PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, IVF support and how she helps these women. We both agree that menstrual cycle health is very important and can also tell us a lot about what is going on in our bodies and lifestyles.
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