Many women in mid-life are suffering from issues like fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, painful conditions, digestive upset, brain fog, overwhelm and exhaustion. Acupuncture, herbs and nutrition offer solid solutions for these conditions.
My name is Abigail Thomas and I am a board certified and licensed acupuncturist at Balance Acupuncture in Ithaca, NY. I have made it my mission to help women in every stage of life with safe, effective and natural healthcare. Women in mid-life are often suffering from health issues related to stress and taxation. The demands of daily life are never higher than in this stage and we are often juggling more than one person can truly handle. My goal is to help you find what you CAN do to find relief and to rebuild your body so that you can get back in the game, doing the things that you live for with the people that you love. I take a strategic, comprehensive approach with my patients who are in mid-life, providing acupuncture care that is specifically targeted to your health struggles and personalized recommendations for nutrition, movement and stress management. Think of me as your strategic partner in health.
Click the link below to schedule a free phone consultation, where we can talk to see if we are a good fit. I want you to know that you are not alone in the way that you are feeling. Many of my patients actually tell a very similar story and there are solutions waiting for you that can help you feel great in mid-life.
Patient Success Stories
Roxanne was a 38-year-old working mom of 2 young children when she came to see me because she was chronically exhausted. She was a successful corporate professional who was struggling with anxiety and fatigue, especially before her periods. She was married and loved being a mom and a wife, but she told me in our first meeting that she felt like she was falling apart on the inside. She had been working from home during the pandemic with both of her kids also at home. Even though her kids were back in school, and she was back in the office most days, she felt consistently exhausted and she was anxious much of the time. She had tried taking a handful of supplements that were marketed for stress-relief, but none had been helpful. After talking with her for over an hour in our initial meeting, I created a plan for Roxanne that included regular acupuncture and stress management techniques that she could do in less than 15 minutes a day. I did an acupuncture assessment to understand the underlying causes for her fatigue and anxiety. Once I had identified her pattern, I explained that acupuncture could help regulate her hormones and soothe her nervous system to help her settle after a stressful time. I also reviewed and tailored her vitamin and supplement plan to just two products that matched her constitution. After several sessions of acupuncture on a weekly basis, she reported feeling more relaxed and less overwhelmed during the day. She was still struggling to unwind in the evening, and I offered her more support to help regulate her nervous system at the end of her long days of work and caring for her family. Through this process, she found the balance that she had been missing. She continued to have acupuncture on a regular basis to regulate hormones and calm her nerves.
April was a 42-year-old stay at home mom of 4 young children when she came to see me because she had been diagnosed with borderline high blood pressure at a recent physical exam. Her doctor had suggested that she spend the next 6 months trying some natural methods of reducing her blood pressure before she prescribed medication. She had used acupuncture during her pregnancies and came back to see if I could help with this issue. She had always been healthy and active and was very worried by this diagnosis and the prospect of being on medication for the rest of her life. After talking with April, I completed an acupuncture assessment for her and discovered that she fell into two categories in terms of acupuncture theory. She was deficient in vital substances and had excess tension, which could be an underlying reason for her elevated blood pressure. Once I had identified her patterns, I created a treatment plan for her that consisted of acupuncture and a stress management technique that she could practice in 3 minutes, twice daily. We discussed some of the factors in her life that contributed to her tension level. She thought about ways she could adjust her busy daily routine to allow her to rest and decompress at the end of each day. With these elements of support in place, her blood pressure came down into a normal range and she was able to maintain it in a healthy range. She was relieved and here doctor was pleased that her blood pressure was no longer out of balance by the time of her next visit.