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A Natural, Comprehensive Healing Center
in San Rafael, CA (415)485-5834  Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish (Web)

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We specialize in these conditions and treat many more:
Infertility | Back, Neck & Joint Pain | Facial Rejuvenation | Pediatrics | Allergies | Sports Injuries
Digestive & Stomach Disorders
| Menopause | Teen Acne
| Orthopedic Pain-Related Conditions
Lyme Disease
| Cardiovascular Diseases

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Acne and Skin Disorder

Acute and Chronic Pain

Allergies and Sinusitis

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Anxiety and Insomnia

Asthma and Bronchitis

Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Bell's Palsy

Bursitis and Tendonitis

Cardiovascular Diseases

Chronic Fatigue

Common Cold and Cough

Digestive Disorders & Dietary Principles According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Facial Rejuvenation

Gastrointestinal Disorder

Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension

Hip, Groin, Sacral Pain and Strain

Infertility

Liver Disease and Hepatitis

Lyme Disease

Menopause

Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults

Pediatric Conditions

P.M.S. - Teens and Adults

Neurological Disorders

Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain

Shingles

Stroke and Paralysis

Sports Injuries

Substance Abuse

Smoking

Teen Acne

Weight Loss

Menopause according to Chinese Medicine

Deirdra Claiborne specializes in peri/post menopausal patients using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. In Chinese Medicine, Menopausal Symptoms are Dissipated & Lessened by applying Opposing Principals. This is the basis of Yin and Yang – two opposing, but equal and interdependent forces working together to keep balance and harmony. "Much like a river that cools and replenishes the parched earth."

My ObGyn told me just prior to menopause that I would be begging him for hormone replacement. I looked at him in disbelief and told myself I would use my knowledge of Chinese medicine and other natural remedies in order to avoid synthetic hormones. In Chinese medicine each woman is treated individually, taking into account her particular physical, mental and emotional symptoms. When there are significant imbalances within the body, such as Yin deficiency and/or dampness, the menopausal symptoms tend to be more intense. Therefore, some women who are healthy energetically, according to Chinese medicine are able to go through this aging transition without any symptoms. Even if there are no symptoms during this transition, I think it is important to nourish the body in order to establish a solid foundation for later years. Treatment includes a combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture, along with dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

The pattern for most menopausal patients is Yin deficiency. Yin is responsible for moistening and cooling the body. Common symptoms of Yin deficiency are: hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, dryness, insomnia, fatigue, moodiness, neck and shoulder tension, depression, anxiety, and high blood pressure.

Another menopausal pattern is dampness which is most commonly expressed as excessive sweat, moist hands and feet, brain fog, stomach distension (bloat), yeast infections or skin fungus (candida).

As we age, less is more. Therefore ~LESS STRESS, CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, STIMULANTS, EXCESS FOOD, WINE, SWEETS, FRIED FOOD AND SPICEY FOOD. This is not to say you must completely deprive yourself of the things you enjoy, but just to be more mindful of the unpleasant effects associated with certain foods and lifestyle habits. Even small modifications in lifestyle can have a profound positive impact, giving you a greater sense of freedom and fewer uncomfortable symptoms.

The following are some changes to consider for peri/post menopausal patients:

Poor Choice Better Choice Best Choice
Wine
Sake
Beer
Chocolate
Carob
Vanilla or Strawberry Wafer-fruit sugar
*Coffee (even decaf)
Tea
Cafix, Pero or Herbal Tea
Refined Sugar
Agave
Real Fruit Juice
Deep Fried
Lightly Fried (oil & water)
Steamed, Baked or Roasted
3 or fewer Large Meals
Smaller Portions per meal
5 Light Meals
**Spicy Seasoning
***Aromatic Herbs

* For those who do not want to quit coffee: To achieve a coffee flavor, add a small amount of low-acid, organic coffee to the Cafix or Pero. This will give you the coffee taste with less stimulants.

** Spicy - Cinnamon, cayenne, chili powder, curry, pepper, etc.

*** Aromatic - basil, rosemary, sage cilantro and fennel, etc.

Deirdra Claiborne, L.Ac.

Deirdra Claiborne, L.Ac.

For more information call 415.485.5834

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Acne and Skin Disorder
Acute and Chronic Pain
Allergies and Sinusitis
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Anxiety and Insomnia
Asthma and Bronchitis
Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Bell's Palsy
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chronic Fatigue
Common Cold and Cough
Digestive Disorders
Dietary Principles
Facial Rejuvenation
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension
Hip Pain

Infertility
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Liver Disease and Hepatitis
Lyme Disease
Menopause
Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults
Pediatric Conditions
P.M.S. - Teens and Adults
Neurological Disorders
Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain
Shingles
Stroke and Paralysis
Sports Injuries
Substance Abuse
Smoking
Teen Acne

Weight Loss

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