Episode 207: Finding Power in Hormonal Transitions

with Dr. Amy Zahm

The hormonal shifts women experience later in life, namely perimenopause and menopause, aren’t talked about very often. This lack of education and awareness can lead to women feeling out of control and confused when their bodies start changing, sliding away from things they used to be able to count on.

Dr. Amy Zahm has helped many women navigate these shifts in identity and she brings a lot of useful wisdom to this conversation around the benefits that Chinese Medicine can have for women going through menopause and perimenopause. Rather than a medicalized condition that needs treating, she encourages us to view these reorganizations as part. of the natural, beautiful progression of yin and yang in the body.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why play is so crucial and some ideas for getting started
  • What perimenopause is and what the signs of it are
  • The Chinese Medicine perspective on how different times in life are for different purposes
  • Why finding ways to slow down is often so critical in responding to signals from our bodies
  • How even taking a 60 second breathing break can help you start downregulating the nervous system

Dr. Amy Zahm is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine who has been practicing in rural NE Oregon for sixteen years. Amy specializes in women’s health, mental and emotional health, chronic illness and pain management. She has a particular love for using the principles of Chinese Medicine to help women of all ages navigate the transitional periods of their lives with more ease and grace than our society generally allows. In addition to serving Wallowa county, she will soon be expanding her practice to include telehealth. Look for Ground and Sky: Chinese and Functional Medicine for Women’s Health at groundandskyhealth.com. Staying connected In addition to attending acupuncture school at SWAC in Albuquerque at the same time, she and I shared a massage therapy space back in the day.


The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine

Lillian Bridges – Lotus Institute

Institute for Traditional Medicine

Heaving Bosoms Podcast

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