Monday, March 25, 2024

An East Meets West Approach to Support Endo

Written by: Lulu Ge, Elix Founder & CEO

As the Founder and CEO of Elix, the first East meets West evidence-based platform to combine 5,000 years of cultural wisdom with modern science and clinical studies to deliver personalized Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formulas for menstrual and hormone health, as well as chronic conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, PMDD, and fibroids, I was proud to be a part of Endometriosis 2024: Annual Patient Symposium and share a science meets holistic approach to support living with endometriosis.

EndoFound speaker Dr. Roberta Kline (R) with
ELIX wellness presentation experts
After experiencing debilitating menstrual volatility during the most pivotal time of my career, my frustrating roller coaster experience with healthcare led me back to TCM which finally addressed healing hormonal imbalances at the root cause. By turning to TCM, I found a natural option for menstrual symptoms and wanted to create a convenient way for anyone experiencing chronic conditions to access this time-tested, ancient wisdom. I launched Elix in 2020 to reframe the conversation around women’s health and empower people to tune into their bodies and become their own best healers. 40% of our community experience chronic conditions so we’re honored to support them and enjoyed meeting many who are using our clinically proven herbal formulas at this conference.

We were thrilled to host a breakout session, where we kicked off with a message from our very own Elix’s Medical Advisor, Dr. Jessica Ritch, a minimally invasive Gynecologist who specializes in endometriosis. She reminded us that everyone’s endometriosis journey is different and sometimes it may take a multitude of different tools working in conjunction to make you feel your best.

I was then joined by Julie Predki-Weber, L.Ac, MSOM, and Elix’s lead TCM health coach, and together we discussed an Eastern and holistic approach to endometriosis that uses pattern diagnoses to identify the root cause of symptoms of imbalance.

We also touched upon the philosophy behind TCM as a comprehensive method for diagnosing, treating, and preventing illnesses that’s been practiced for thousands of years, focusing on the mind, body, and spirit – which is the original form of personalized, precise medicine.

Lastly we conducted a workshop on Elix’s 6 Holistic Lifestyle Wellness Pillars that can be incorporated into Small Daily Rituals to support endo symptoms:

       CONNECTION: Build a web of support through self love, connection with others, and harmony with nature.

       RECOVERY: Create a daily routine that includes some down time to focus on Yin relaxing activities that help us recover from the hectic nature of life.

       MOVEMENT: Engage in at least 30 minutes of movement everyday, listening to your body’s cues to adjust intensity and duration accordingly.

       NOURISHMENT:

       Nourish your body with clean air, water, and food – essential for high quality Qi production.

       Fiber from vegetables can be especially helpful for efficient estrogen metabolism which is important for managing endometriosis symptoms.

       Check out our blogs for tips on supporting endometriosis with food therapy

       ENVIRONMENT: Reduce environmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as much as possible by being mindful of the ingredients of all household, self-care, and textile products.

       STRESS RESPONSE Create productive rituals that allow for a safe means of expressing emotions, establishing routines that empower you to calm yourself down, and get back to a content baseline when feeling upset, stressed, or anxious.

 We received great feedback from those looking for a holistic approach, enjoyed answering questions about TCM and herbal healing, and provided tastings of our clinically-proven formulas.

We invite you to take our health assessment to learn more about the herbs that can support your endo journey. Our digital magazine The Wisdom, provides relatable content on cycle health, hormone wellness, and endo support. We offer free FAQ onboarding, and lastly, we’re piloting health coaching with community members to help answer questions, achieve personal health goals, and integrate healthy lifestyle habits.

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