Estrogen Dominance


  Here are some symptoms of hormonal imbalance or estrogen dominance:

Estrogen Dominance - An Elevated Estradiol to Progesterone ratio   Acceleration of the aging process    
Allergies, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus  congestion    
Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosis and thyroiditis, and  possibly Sjoegren's       disease    
Breast cancer    
Breast tenderness    
Cervical dysplasia    
Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid       dysfunction    
Copper excess    
Decreased sex drive    
Depression with anxiety or agitation    
Dry eyes    
Early onset of menstruation    
Endometrial (uterine) cancer    
Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and       thighs    
Fibrocystic breasts    
Foggy thinking    
Gallbladder disease    
Hair Loss    
Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of       strokes)    
Irregular menstrual periods    
Magnesium deficiency    
Memory loss    
Mood swings    
Polycystic ovaries    
Premenopausal bone loss    
Prostate cancer (men only)    
Sluggish metabolism    
Thyroid dysfunction mimicking       hypothyroidism    
Uterine cancer    
Uterine fibroids    
Water retention, bloating    
Zinc deficiency

Why is Frequency Specific Microcurrent so Effective?

Frequency Specific Microcurrent

What is FSM and why is it so unique? Frequency specific microcurrent is a revolutionary therapy that dramatically increases the body’s ability to heal and repair itself. FSM can increase the rate of healing by up to 5 times and do so safely and effectively.
Every function in the human body is electrically based. The electricity made inside your cells provides the power for your body. When microcurrent is applied to the body at a specific frequency (speed), it can have positive effects on the condition of tissues and organs. FSM can help the body recuperate, promote pain relief, relax muscles, dissolve scar tissue and improve healing, all at accelerated rates.
FSM is painless; in fact you cannot even feel it. FSM provides electric current in the millionth of an ampere, which is below the stimulation threshold of sensory nerves. (Your own cells generate a current in the microamp range.) Facts about FSM:
Increases ATP (the body’s own chemical energy) production by up to 500%
Reduces Cox-mediated inflammation by approximately 60%
Increases protein synthesis by 70%
Increases amino acid transport by up to 40%
Remodels and transforms scar tissue
Increases “feel good” Beta endorphin levels
Helps restore depleted adrenal function
Reduces fracture repair time by up to 50%
Enhances DNA synthesis, insulin binding, oxygenation, cellular repair, intracellular calcium uptake and immune function
Enhances neuromuscular recovery rate between events
What does that mean to you?
Decreased pain
Increased rate of healing
Increased range of motion
Decreased swelling
How do the frequencies work? We believe FSM works on the principle of biologic resonance. A singer can shatter glass when the note resonates with the crystal structure of the glass. Microcurrent frequencies seem to be able to resonate with the biologic tissue when the correct frequency is applied.
Each cell has an ideal resonant frequency. When your body experiences any type of injury, trauma, stress or increased inflammation, the normal resonant frequency of that tissue is altered. The desired effect of FSM is to return the tissue back to its normal frequency.
FSM frequencies address a wide variety of physical conditions, reduce pain, and improve function. Conditions effectively treated with FSM:
Sports injuries
Low back and neck pain
Nerve/muscle pain
Tennis elbow
How long do the benefits last? Every patient responds individually but the changes to the muscle seem to be long lasting. About 60-80% of the changes created in one treatment last until the next treatment, about 4-7 days. Your muscles are often used to being the way they are and may return to the old configuration if not treated again. Although patients have had permanent changes in one treatment, the average number of treatments depends on the complexity of the problem.
Treatments also need to be supported by appropriate lifestyle changes. (Ex: if the problem is chronic trigger points due to poor posture, FSM will help treat the trigger points. However, if the postural issues are not addressed the problem will likely recur.)
Risk/side effects There are no known risks to either the patient or the practitioner as long as the FSM unit is used correctly. Side effects may occur in some, but not all patients. They are minimal, transient and can often be eliminated with proper hydration. The side effects are related to a detoxification reaction brought about by increased cellular metabolism and the removal of long-stored waste products, similar to the side effects of massage.
The side effects usually start 90 minutes after a treatment and may last for 4 to 24 hours, and can include:
Occasionally an increase in pain
Euphoric feeling due to the increased endorphins
Hydration In order to be effective the patient must be hydrated. This means approximately 1-2 quarts of water in the 2 hours preceding treatment and then again following treatment. Athletes may need more. This will also help reduce some potential side effects. Taking a good quality antioxidant supplement can also be helpful.
How does FSM compare to other devices? FSM works on a cellular level. Other devices such as TENS (trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit cannot heal on a cellular level because its current is 1000 times too large. The current doesn’t match, or resonate with the cells in a way that can invoke a healing response. As such, the TENS is limited to temporary pain relief.
Other microcurrent devices are also significantly different from FSM. Microcurrent has been used for years to speed the rate of healing, control inflammation, increase the rate of fracture repair and treat myofascial pain and dysfunction. However, early devices allowed only a limited number of frequency settings and therefore treatment options. FSM is unique in that it can deliver a large number of frequency combinations targeted to the cells that need it most. Utilizing FSM we can treat a much broader array of conditions and do so much more effectively

Staying in Touch for Hormone Balance

Staying in touch to see how you are and if your hormones are staying balanced!
Balance is the secret sauce to achieving our daily activities in the time we should and the best we can. Balancing time, work, play, and diet can be quite a task if our hormones are out of step.
Hormones are tiny, powerful little packages of wonder made in a few places in the body that affect every single bodily function When there isn't enough of one and too much of another, symptoms develop that interfere with the joy of living.
The coming emails will be plain talk about a number of aspects of hormone imbalance that may affect you. As you take your progesterone, you may have symptoms in the process that you don't understand, so be sure to email me your specific situation so that I can address your concerns.
We get older! We can't escape it! But, with knowledge and effort we can continue to bloom and be vital for many years. Close your eyes, and revisit for a moment the feeling of energy and wellness you had when you were younger. We can thank our hormones for that, and regain some of that energy by balancing them.

A quick recap: Important hormones: estrogen, thyroid, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA, testosterone
Hormone imbalance can lead to serious health complications such as heart disease and Alzheimer's
Hormonal Balance = Optimal quality of life

Any of these causing concern?


If you are out of Progesterall, forgot about it, stopped taking it, it's time to assess how you feel and put your hormones back on track. I will be happy to mail it to you if you can't come by.
Again, I am looking forward to your questions about hormones and health, so send them on. Remember, the usual dosage is 40 mg a day, 1/4 tsp divided morning and evening. A dose lasts about 13 hours. In certain situations, you may need higher doses especially if you have migraines, which are usually caused by hormonal imbalances. Everyone of us is unique, there is no standard dose for every woman. Finding that balance will be individual, and the more you know, the better you will be able to judge what that is.

Betty McDonald, L. Ac.
Natural Medicine Clinic

Tuina Medical Massage

Free your body of stress, anxiety, chronic pain and other issues with Chinese medical massage which is designed to provide a deeply therapeutic level of healing as well as relaxation.
Tui Na is a combination of eastern and western therapeutic massage and is often combined with acupuncture, fire cupping and other techniques. Tui Na techniques are therapeutic, unlike western massage that is primarily for relaxation. Tui Na seeks to reach a deeper level of energy by removing blockages in the meridians, the highways of energy that run from head to toe. Qi is a name for the life force that animates the world, that, at the atomic level of every cell is the movement of energy. Blocked energy represents stagnant qi, an interference with the energy flow of the body. The longer qi is stagnant, the more chronic the condition becomes and eventually pain develops along the meridians involved. Think of qi as a moving line of cars on the interstate and imagine the chaos when an accident occurs that stops the flow. It's very much the same thing. Also, the energy that moves qi is electricity as the electrons move through the meridians just as they do along the wires. If you are alive, you have qi, you have flow. A lifeless body has no qi.
The purpose of Tui Na is to restore balance and harmony to the body through a number of techniques that will free the flow of energy. Rolling, shaking, gliding, holding, gliding and compression are used on the affected body part to remove the disharmony. Circulation of qi in the extremities is superficial ,strong and easily accessible having a positive effect on the entire body. However, the same techniques can be applied to an individual area like the shoulder or lumbar pain from arthritis.
Tui Na can be administered instead of acupuncture and produce very much the same effect. By pressing on certain acupuncture points energy is moved in the right direction to create balance similar to the effect an acupuncture needle.
Successful treatment of insomnia, constipation, digestive disorders, and all types of pain are within the scope of Tui Na,
Prevention of disease has historically been part of the approach to medical care in Asia. Regular balancing of the body's energy ensures that chronic conditions don't develop and qi flows smoothly. An impaired flow of qi affects us not only physically, but mentally and emotionally. By maintaining free flow, the mind and the emotions can remain focused, balanced, energized and relaxed.


Potassium Broth Recipe
This is a great tasting addition to your cleansing program. It will flush your system of toxins, poisons and unwanted salts and acids while giving you a concentrated amount of vitamins and minerals.
Fill a large pot with 25% potato peelings (that’s ¼ to ½ inch thick peelings)
25% carrot peelings (that’s ¼ inch thick) and whole chopped beets (organic)
25% chopped celery and dark greens (organic)
25% chopped onions include 50 cloves of garlic (organic)
Add hot peppers to a temperature you can tolerate, the hotter the better (organic)
Add organic herbs and spices to taste
Add enough distilled water to cover vegetables and simmer on a very low temperature for 1-2 hours
If you are sick drink only the broth and put vegetables in your compost pile.
If you are not sick you may puree the soup in a blender.*
Make enough for 2 days and refrigerate for the second day.
It is important for the Faster to use organic vegetables, herbs and spices whenever possible. We want to avoid toxic chemicals especially insecticides and fertilizers as they interfere with the strength of the cleanse.

*Drinking only the broth increases the power of the cleanse.

Natural Solutions for Tailbone Pain



If you have an intense pain at the bottom of your spine upon arising from a sitting position to standing, you may have a bruised, broken or inflamed tailbone or Coccyx, a condition called Coccydynia. . Sometimes it's hard to determine just how it happened. The usual cause is a fall backwards that bends the tailbone under sometimes bruising or chipping the bones. The coccyx is actually the remnants of a a vestigial tail from our ancestors and is there primarily for support along with the sitbones when we sit down.. The bones are connected by small ligaments that have a little movement and are attached to the sacrum by a vestigial disc.
Injuries to the tailbone often occur while skiing, skateboarding, or playing football and may happen for no reason at all. Damage to the tailbone can occur in childbirth as the baby's head passes over that area. More women than men have tailbone pain because the pelvis is broader and more pressure is created in the center. Another reason for tailbone pain is a job that requires sitting for long hours. One way to tell if you have an inflamed tailbone is to gently touch the end and around it and you will find it exquisitely sensitive. There will be no doubt that it's the tailbone and not lower back pain or sacral pain The pain has often been described as sitting on a knife or sitting on a marble that keeps moving around.
Most of the time tailbone pain resolves without treatment, but if it doesn't, it needs to be cared for. It is a good idea to start with an x-ray to determine the extent of injury and to rule out a tumor or infection. The next step is to consult an acupuncturist and an activator chiropractor.
I know you can't imagine needles anywhere near your tailbone, but the way the needles are placed along side the tailbone in the muscle should give you no concern. It's painless. Acupuncture will decrease the pain and inflammation and start the healing process by moving stagnant qi and blood. Chinese medicine is known for treating conditions distally or far away from the actual problem. And in this case, there is a point an inch above the elbow call Xinmen that treats tailbone pain and it usually works. By the second or third treatment, you should be much better and the residual pain should fade away.
As I mentioned, an activator chiropractor is very important to this process. With activator chiropractic there is no manipulation, just the click of a small instrument that provides just enough pressure to move the bone or ligament to the proper position and reduce any pressure on the nerves. If the tailbone is curved under making a very sharp beak, he will use the activator to gently move it back to its original position by pressing upward on the ligaments that connect the bones. This is also painless. The combination of these two therapies work beautifully and are a complement to each other.
Natural anti-flammatories like Curcumin, a derivative of the spice turmeric, are excellent for pain and inflammation. As always, hot Epsom Salts baths are a must for tailbone pain. If you can't sit on a pillow in the bathtub, soak folded towels in hot espom salts and make compresses for the area. Another way to reduce pain is to lean slightly forward when sitting to take the pressure off the tip. You will find that sitting on a well padded chair will cause more intense pain on arising while one with moderate padding will not cause as much pain. This is because the padding pushes up between the sit bones and increases pressure on the tailbone making the condition worse.
I encourage you to go on Amazon and order a pillow from Tush Cush. This is a must. It will reduce the pressure on the tailbone while you are in therapy and while you are healing. By applying all of the above therapies, you should heal quickly. If you have questions about tailbone pain, you may call or email me. Here is an anatomy site that gives an excellent visual of the tailbone. You can see that the tailbone is fairly straight but has a forward angle. When it is damaged it may be curled under from an impact of some kind.

Reversing the Course of Macular Degeneration with Alternative Medicine

Alternative treatments for Reversing and/or stopping macular degeneration can be very successful. Many studies have shown that the health of the eyes is dependent in great part to diet. In addition to dietary changes, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, acupuncture, and hyperbaric oxygen have yielded excellent results. Most cases of AMD are a dry form that responds well to these treatments, while the remaining 10% of the wet form responds better to medications and surgery.

If you haven't been diagnosed with AMD, here is a simple test that will tell you whether you need to see your doctor. Go to this link and take the test: Look at the dot in the center of the grid and see if any of the lines look wavy. If they do, see an opthamologist. right away. If you have blind spots, impaired central vision, or objects appear different in shape or color in each of the eyes, contact him. Early diagnosis is esstential to avoid as much damage as possible to your central vision.

The Glycemic Index is a chart that indicates the rate at which each food raises blood sugar. Diets that included foods at the top 20% of the Index had a 49% increased risk of developing AMD, while those who consumed foods that ranked lowest were least likely to develop the condition. Vegetables and protein ranked lowest. To see the Glycemic Index chart, go to Another study found that those who consumed three or more servings of fruit each day had a 36% less chance of developing AMD, compared to those who had only 1.5 servings of fruit each day. It is thought that the bright colored pigments in fruit are protective against AMD.
Two major nutrients that can reduce AMD by 57% are Lutein and Zeaxanthin. A related nutrient, Astaxanthin, can retard the progress of the disease. The phenols in red wine, zinc, selenium, Riboflavin (B2) and Omega 3's are also vital. All of these can be found in whole foods: nuts, seed, green vegetables, fruits, almonds, salmon. mushrooms, garlic, onions, broccoli, poultry, etc. Eliminate all refined sugar, refined carbohydrates, partially hydrogenated oils, non-food chemicals such as(aspartame) (sweet n' low) and (Splenda),

Extraordinary results have been obtained using Frequency Specific Microcurrent. Two frequencies are delivered simultaneously; one specific for the tissue involved and one specific for the condition. The unit is approved by the FDA for sale as a TENS unit and is listed as a class-2 (safe) device. Home units are available for around $1300. In clinic treatment costs vary. Dr. Kondrot, a well known opthamalogist was the first to use the frequencies with remarkable results.

If you have macular degeneration, the plan below summarizes treatment in 5 steps. Follow them and you will have the greatest chance of improving your condition.
Five steps to assure optimum care for Macular Degeneration.

1. Continuing care under a competent opthamalogist.

2. Make the necessary dietary changes. A diet plan will be provided for you.

3. Begin taking Ocudyne II which contains 30 different nutrients specifically formulated to nourish the eye and created by doctors.

4. Contact the Natural Medicine Clinic for a free consultation.

5. Make an appointment for Frequency Specific Microcurrent treatments to reverse/stop the degenerative course of the disease.
These treatments work in concert with conventional opthamology.

You will learn everything here in my clinic that you need to know about reversing or stopping this condition from progressing .

Treatments are $30. Eight treatment minimum for effectiveness.
Not covered by insurance
Call for a complimentary consultation