Author: Jay Reighley, APRN
As a nurse practitioner, Jay has spent 30 years practicing women’s healthcare in Southern Maine employing integrated approaches to healing imbalances in the body. She supports managing hormonal changes such as PMS, perimenopause and menopause, addressing sexual dysfunction and libido concerns, treating adrenal fatigue using natural remedies, providing comprehensive nutritional evaluation and guidance in healing gut dysfunction and provides complimentary approaches in treating chronic illness.
Outside of practicing healthcare, Jay can be found paddling her kayak, sailing Casco Bay, hiking in the White Mountains, skiing Sugarloaf, tending her garden, running in the woods with her black labrador, beading, or just hanging out with her family.
Cannabis is in the news, debated politically, discussed among friends, family, doctors, pharmacists, and wellness professionals. Research is mounting towards its validity as a medicinal tool. Dismissing it as "something for hippies" is no longer a justifiable option. Becoming more familiar with its healing properties is the first step in accepting it as a viable treatment option.
If you experience vaginal itching, discomfort with intercourse, or urinary burning and leaking, it may be atrophic vaginitis. Jay outlines common symptoms and treatment options to assist you in discussing with your practitioner.