Gynecological care should be personalized and tailored to every woman’s unique needs. With more than 20 years of experience, Shamsah Amersi, MD, provides holistic gynecology care at her office in Santa Monica, California. Holistic gynecology combines the best of conventional medicine with whole-body care to effectively prevent and treat gynecological concerns. To schedule a visit, call or book online today.
Holistic gynecology takes an integrative approach to women’s health care. Integrative medicine focuses on treating the whole person, not just your symptoms, by creating personalized prevention and treatment plans that address all of your needs.
What makes a holistic gynecologist different from a conventional gynecologist is that Dr. Amersi takes your entire medical history, diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors into account when creating a personalized care plan. Her goal is to address the root cause of your problem rather than masking your symptoms with medication.
Some of the services that Dr. Amersi offers for holistic gynecology include:
Menopause happens about 12 months after a woman’s final menstrual cycle. This time is marked by many physical and hormonal changes, including a sudden drop in estrogen. As a result, menopause can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, and reduced mental clarity.
To ensure you look and feel your best during menopause, Dr. Amersi performs a thorough assessment and hormone screening before recommending a tailored treatment plan for your symptoms. This might include lifestyle changes, supplements, and dietary modifications.
Dr. Amersi offers holistic support for hormone imbalances. While the standard treatment for a hormone imbalance is hormone replacement therapy, she can create a personalized plan that includes diet changes, lifestyle modifications, exercise regimens, and supplements.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a common condition in which women produce too many androgen hormones. This causes small fluid-filled sacs, called cysts, to develop on the ovaries, preventing the egg from releasing.
PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Although there is no single cure for PCOS, a healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications can reduce uncomfortable symptoms. Some women also respond well to hormone therapy.
Puberty brings many changes to young women’s bodies, which is why they need a gynecologist they can trust to deliver exceptional holistic care. To help adolescents navigate these changes, Dr. Amersi provides holistic adolescent gynecology, from preventive screenings to sexual health education.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends visiting a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. Certain screenings, such as Pap smears and pelvic exams, are only necessary at this age if medically advised and typically start around the age of 21.
Once you turn 21, you should come in for a pelvic exam and Pap smear at least once a year to screen for cervical cancer and reproductive health conditions like ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids.
For holistic gynecology you can trust to care for your whole health, call the office of Shamsah Amersi, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.