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Testosterone isn’t just for men.  Women need certain amounts of testosterone, which is generally known as a "male" hormone, for good health.  Testosterone is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics in men; in women, it is associated with regulation of muscle mass, fat dissemination and sex drive. 

 A woman's sexual desire (libido) naturally fluctuates over the years.

Highs and lows in libido can coincide with the beginning or ending of a relationship, and with major life changes such as pregnancy, menopause or illness and can greatly affect the quality of life.

Mood swings are one of the most common symptoms of menopause.

creating a rollercoaster of emotions for the women who suffer from them, if you are one of these people, there are some simple changes that you can make to ease the emotional teeter-totter caused by fluctuating hormones.  

Are you depressed or do you suffer from anxiety?

Are you seeking relief from your own mind? As you search for answers to these pressing health concerns, it helps to understand how hormones and other brain chemicals affect moods.  

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise.

There are currently more than 80 identified autoimmune diseases including those you have likely heard of: 

Stress is an inevitable part of life.

However,  you may feel as if the anxiety and depressive thoughts are too much to handle, and you may struggle with physical fatigue and emotional exhaustion.  

Acupuncture for Menopause Can Help

acupuncture pointsHello, this is Licensed Acupuncturist Georjana Shames and today I’d love talk menopause with you.

Great news! Acupuncture can help you ease into the menopause and reduce many of the uncomfortable symptoms woman often experience around the ages of 45-55. If you would like to avoid hormone replacement therapy or if you are already on hormone replacement therapy but still experiencing symptoms, the gentle 5,000-year-old techniques of Acupuncture can really help.

Men: Keep that youthful, vital and virile feeling through mid-life

Men are not immune to midlife changes.  They too experience the so-called change of life as a result of declining hormones, specifically low testosterone, which is commonly seen beginning in the fourth decade of life.  This is often associated with symptoms of aging in males referred to as "Andropause", named after the androgens, the medical name for male hormones.  This is the counterpart to menopause in women when ovarian production of estrogens and progesterone begin to decline.  But for men, it is a more gradual process than the rollercoaster many women experience during menopause.