Women's Health Texas – Austin


An Integrative Approach to MenopauseDr. Biller explains what an integrative approach to menopause looks like

Emily Biller MD is a highly trained Austin OBGYN who uses all available resources to help her patients deal with menopause. In addition to evidence-based medicine, she employs an integrative approach to menopause to help patients find remedies to manage the symptoms of menopause.

During her residency, Dr. Biller completed a 200-hour course through the University of Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She explains, “Completing this program was important to me because an integrative approach helps treat patients more holistically. I don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. The program taught me how to focus on lifestyle factors and how they can affect overall health and wellbeing. I understand how frustrating it can be for patients to feel like they don’t have control over their bodies.”

Integrative medicine provides Dr. Emily Biller and her patients with another tool in the menopause treatment toolbox.

Dr. Biller aims to find the right balance for each patient

The most balanced approach to menopause care varies from patient to patient. Every woman has different symptoms and feelings about this time in her life. Some women prefer traditional hormone replacement therapy. Others, particularly those who have had cancer or cannot tolerate hormones, decide to try alternative methods to help ease their symptoms.

How an integrative approach to menopause works

What is an integrative approach to menopause? Dr. Biller defines it, “Integrative medicine combines the options of conventional treatment with additional focus on nutrition, exercise, sleep, dietary supplements, mind-body interaction, social connections and spirituality.”

Here are some of the options patients can try with an integrative approach.

  • Make dietary changes, such as avoiding foods that trigger symptoms like caffeine, alcohol, spicy items and hot foods.
  • Add soy products or flaxseed to the diet.
  • Try an anti-inflammatory diet.
  • Implement lifestyle changes like regular exercise and focusing on good sleep.
  • Practice relaxation techniques, stress reduction, acupuncture and yoga
  • Take herbal supplements with guidance from a doctor.
  • Use non-hormonal products to help with vaginal dryness and pain during sex.

This Austin OBGYN provides state-of-the-art care with compassion. An integrative approach to menopause is another tool in the medical toolbox to use along with contemporary medicine. She notes, “It combines the best of both worlds to treat the patient as a whole being, not just their symptoms.” Contact us to make an appointment with Dr. Emily Biller.