Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I am having problems with menopause and experiencing symptoms of low hormone levels, including high thyroid and hair loss. I am considering bioidentical HRT, but would rather address my condition naturally. Would herbs help with this?
A: Yes, there are several herbal preparations in the Chinese medicine modalities that can be helpful in naturally balancing the endocrine system. I would suggest a thorough evaluation of the thyroid and endocrine hormone levels. Then, schedule a consultation with a licensed herbalist to determine the proper course of action.
You may also find the following products from the Traditions of Tao particularly helpful: “Women’s Wellness” to strengthen your yin, “Ancient Treasures”, “Passages Plus”, and “Hot Flash”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.