What is naturopathic gynecology?
Naturopathic gynecology is an approach to gynecological care that integrates the principles of naturopathic medicine and therefore seeks to treat the cause, educate the patient, and view gynecological care as part of a whole person treatment plan.
How were you trained in naturopathic gynecology?
Naturopathic doctors are educated in women’s health and trained to perform gynecological exams through practical training and assessment.
What can I expect?
Naturopathic gynecology includes treatment for a wide range of women’s health issues as well as gynecological exams.
Your gynecological concerns are addressed as part of a personalized treatment plan tailored to you as an individual. Naturopathic doctors may also perform clinical breast exams and gynecological pelvic exams in-office.
Naturopathic gynecological exams are in such high demand because the patient and her comfort are the primary focus of the exam. All steps in the exam will be explained to you, you will be taught about what is healthy and normal, and I strive to make your experience comfortable and educational.
There are three parts to the naturopathic gynecological pelvic exam:
1. External examination includes both visual and physical assessment
2. Speculum examination to perform a Pap smear and/or swab for cultures.
3. Bimanual examination to assess the health of your uterus and ovaries
A clinical breast exam may also be performed and you will be educated about the findings.
What can you treat with naturopathic gynecology?
Naturopathic gynecology provides regular screening to prevent serious illness and can treat many women’s health concerns such as:
- Hormone imbalances
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Menstrual irregularities or pain
- Yeast infections
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Cervical dysplasia
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Sexual dysfunction
- Menopause symptoms
- Fibrocystic breasts