Peri-Menopause-We Can Help

Peri-menopausal and menopausal support in Calgary, AB.

Are you noticing uncomfortable changes happening in your body?

  • uncomfortable heat waves
  • poor sleep
  • tummy weight
  • emotional surges (the upset kind)
  • general feelings of discomfort
  • existential crisis 🙂

If you are over 40 years old and are starting to become aware of these changes, you can do something to start feeling better.  But start now, there are several things you can do proactively and the sooner you begin, the sooner you will start feeling better.


We can help your perimenopausal symptoms using;

Ann Zee, Clinic Director, speaks to the journey of Menopause on the Podcast Expert in Hope 

Listen on SPOTIFY or the Expert in Hope website

Acupuncture & TCM

The transition to menopause is called perimenopause.  This transition can have a major impact on a person’s wellbeing and bring about many uncomfortable symptoms. We can help with Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Symptoms that Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs treat are:

  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Headaches
  • Night sweats
  • Hypertension
  • Memory Loss
  • Libido changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Fatigue and Low Energy
  • Irritability, weepiness and other mood changes

Acupuncture treatments are very relaxing and tailored to your needs.  Chinese Herbal formulas are designed especially for you and your menopausal symptoms.  Nutrition and lifestyle changes are also discussed to help you find balance and make the most of — and even celebrate – this new phase of life.

Whether menopause is occurring naturally or as the result of surgery or certain medical treatments, ask us how Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can help you.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

The pelvic floor undergoes changes during menopause which may affect the bladder, bowel, and sexual function.

Physiotherapy appointments are led by a trained and registered Pelvic Physiotherapist who will assess your pelvic floor, back, and hip region, prescribe stretching and strengthening exercises and perform any manual hands on techniques as necessary.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is the first line of defence for women experiencing certain physical signs and symptoms, including: 

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Urgency/Frequency
  • Bladder and Bowel Leakages
  • Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain.


By focusing on the whole person, our Naturopathic Doctor can help address the factors that impact perimenopause. Dr Ruzicki will do a full naturopathic evaluation, and help to manage difficult symptoms.  Preventative measures will also be suggested to address changes that can impact heart, bone, and brain health.

Holistic Nutrition

Jenna Lessner is a certified nutritional consultant.

Jenna’s own words…

“I’m here to walk alongside you on this journey. I’ve been where you’re at and I understand what it takes to move forward.


That’s why I have made it my mission to empower you and inspire you to raise your vibration of love for yourself. I’m dedicated to helping you enhance your physical and mental well-being so that you can do anything!


My passion for this work was sparked by my own need for it. What I have learned through a dark depression, an endless emotional eating binge cycle, and years of self-loathing is that it is really hard to go at it alone.”


Mention HIHF and receive 20% off Jenna’s programs


Changes in your hormones during menopause can impact your mental health as well as your physical health. You may experience feelings of anxiety, stress or even depression. Menopausal symptoms may include:

  • anger and irritability
  • anxiety
  • forgetfulness
  • loss of self-esteem
  • loss of confidence
  • low mood and feelings of sadness or depression
  • poor concentration – often described as ‘brain fog’ and/or lost words

Talking with a professional may help you better understand what you are experiencing and can co-create some coping tools to help. This is a journey and we can help.

A great video clip from the NHS (UK Health) explaining the emotional impact of menopause

Reach out!