This annual exam is central to our collective health. It is the time to come in and cover territory we often miss in a problem-centered visit. Customized to your age and needs, and of course your Ayurvedic constitution, there are 3 components to this visit:
1. The interview discusses cycles, hormones, mood, sleep, digestion, relationships, nutrition, exercise and safety, all specific to reproductive health.
2. The exam is a full physical including blood pressure, breast and pelvic exam and any appropriate screenings, such as pap smear or sexually transmitted disease testing.
3. The wrap up pulls together a plan, which may include referrals for further screenings as necessary, like lab work for thyroid, cholesterol or anemia, and mammogram or bone mineral density testing.
Of course, because our annual wellness exams are conducted Fern-Life-style, we review the meaning of the cycles of our lives, healthy daily routines that truly prevent disease and how to use the power of our hearts and minds to ensure our lives nurture sustainable health and happiness.
A few favorite quotes about us women....
From Dr. Maya Angelou: "We have to value ourselves not for what we look like or the things we possess but for the women we are."
And From Marilyn Monroe: "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."