Hormone Balancing

Hormone imbalances can occur for both women and men and at any age.  Essence of Health offers natural treatment solutions for many hormone imbalances. Focus is based on improving the overall health and well-being of patients using individualised treatments, natural supplementation, dietary and lifestyle changes including stress management to achieve hormone balance.

Treatment for Hormone Imbalance

The principle treatment at the clinic is Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, however the incorporation of Naturopathy and Advanced Nutritional medicine is also used on an ongoing basis through your acupuncture treatments.

The worrying thing you may often hear someone say is ‘I have never felt like my hormones were balanced’ or ‘I always felt from a young age that I would have problems conceiving’. The joyful comments you will hear when hormones are balanced; ‘I have never felt this calm and happy’ or ‘I can’t believe I’m pregnant after all these months/years”.

Hormone balancing in some individuals can take months to sort out, especially if there is a genetic factor involved, however if you want to avoid prescriptive synthetic drugs then a natural solution is the best option.

The enhanced benefit of using combined Acupuncture, Herbal medicine and Naturopathy isby taking a natural approach you can begin to feel symptom relief, whilst the core imbalance is being treated. Once the hormones fall within range and the body regulates the hormones in a balanced manner, there’s no telling how wonderful you will feel physically, mentally and emotionally.

Imbalances may occur from the time of puberty with conditions such as PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome and Endometriosis or begin at a later stage of your life, with known causes such as; coming off the pill, following an IVF drug cycle, after the birth of a child or suffering a miscarriage. The clinic also offers Menopause treatment solutions to women experiencing the symptoms associated with the transition stages of ceasing menstruation.

Stress Related Hormone Imbalance

Most people know that stress can affect your hormones, but are not sure how.

Long term activation of the Stress-hormone system occurs and so too does the over production of cortisol and other stress hormones. This is why along with reproductive hormone imbalances, you may also feel the effects of other health issues including;

  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive problems
  • Heart problems, palpitations, tight chest
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain
  • Memory and concentration issues

This is why it is extremely important to address all forms of stress and treat the nervous system when balancing hormones, because any overstimulated or prolonged stressors on the body, will throw out the balance.

This is in essence why a natural approach is so appealing and treatment methods such as Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can instantly begin working on altering the nervous systems stress response and at the same time try balance the HPA, Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis.

The mind-body connection isn’t just a saying it’s a fact, if the mind is stressed it throws out the body.