THE QUIGLEY METHOD
The Quigley Method
Individualized Non Oral Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Women and Men.
Dr. Quigley follows this time tested procedure. For the first year, women and men are assessed every 2-4 weeks initially, then every 2-3 months. Thereafter, women and men have annual labs and an office visit for continued assessment.
PART 1: ESTROGEN
1: Takes a medical history and completes a physical examination with appropriate labs (in cycling women on days 1-3).
2: Highlights the individual woman’s current symptoms on the Women’s Awareness Calendar (WAC). He then explains the purpose of and how to use the WAC which reveals, how much is too much and how much is too little estrogen.
3: Educates the individual on the pros and cons of HRT.
4: Initiates Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT), starting with a lower dose than is needed. He gradually increases the dosage until the individual’s estrogen hormone zone is achieved.
5: Monitors the individual at regular intervals (based on the WAC and individual’s needs).
6: Obtains blood estradiol levels as needed or once the estrogen zone is achieved.
7: Schedules annual labs and mammogram with an office visit for assessment.
PART 2: TESTOSTERONE
1: Evaluates the need for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) based on the individual’s WAC.
2: Educates the individual on pros and cons of TRT, including the side effects and symptoms of how much is too little or how much is too much testosterone.
3: Initiates TRT, starting with a lower dose than is needed. He gradually increases the dosage until the individual’s testosterone hormone zone is achieved.
4: Monitors the individual at regular intervals based on the WAC and individual needs.
5: Obtains blood testosterone levels as needed or once the testosterone zone is achieved.
PART 3: PROGESTERONE
1: Evaluates cycle history.
2: Educates the need for progesterone in all post menopausal women who still have their uterus and are on estrogen.
In peri-menopausal women with normal regular cycles, there is no need to start progesterone at that time. However, if cycles become heavy, irregular or cease completely, start Progesterone Replacement Therapy.
3: Initiates progesterone daily at bed time.
1: Takes a medical history and completes a physical examination with appropriate labs.
2: Schedules a follow up visit to discuss labs and evaluates the need for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
3: Educates the individual on the pros and cons of TRT. He then explains the purpose of and how to use the Men’s Awareness Calendar (MAC) which reveals how much is too much and how much is too little testosterone.
4: Initiates TRT if the individual has low testosterone and educates the individual about the different forms of testosterone available (gels, creams, injections or pellets).
5: Starts the individual 25 -50% lower than the suspected needed dose, based on body weight.
6: Continues to follow up and assess the therapy using MAC every 2-4 weeks.
7: Obtains blood testosterone levels as needed or once the testosterone zone is achieved.
8: Schedules annual labs and an office visit for assessment.
Dr. Quigley’s methodology can be easily taught and easily incorporated into any existing medical practice.
Dr. Quigley has dedicated his life to learning and teaching and offers training to Health Care Professionals regarding his proprietary “Quigley Method” of hormone replacement therapy. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our personal training seminars.
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Various non oral forms of bio-identical hormones include:
1. Transdermal (as a patch, cream, or gel)
- Patch - Estradiol only
Currently a female testosterone patch is unavailable in the Unites States; however, it is available in many other countries
Cream, Topi-click – estradiol, testosterone, progesterone
Topical vaginal cream to reverse post menopausal painful intercourse resulting from thinning of the vaginal walls
Night facial cream to prevent facial wrinkles
- Gel -estradiol or Testosterone which can accurately be measured in a 1ml syringe and applied to the skin on the forearms .
2. Subcutaneous as estradiol or testosterone pellets
3. Intramuscular (IM) as testosterone injections administered every two weeks