Hormone imbalances canoccur for both women and men and at any age. Essence of Health offers natural treatments which may assist in treating the symptoms of many hormone imbalances. Focus is based on improving the overall health and well-being of patients using individualisedtreatments, natural supplementation, dietary and lifestyle changes, including stress management which may help with hormone balancing.
The principle treatment at the clinic is Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, however the incorporation of Naturopathy and Nutritional medicine is also used on an ongoing basis through your acupuncture treatments.
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.
Could stress be impacting your hormones?
Most people believe that stress is affecting their hormones but are not sure how.
Long term activation of the Stress-hormone system can occur in some men and women and so too can the over production of cortisol and other stress hormones. The prolonged stress state may affect may cause other health issues including;
- Mood swings
- Feeling down and melancholy
- Digestive problems
- Heart problems, palpitations, tight chest
- Sleep problems
- Weight gain
- Memory and concentration issues
- Irregular menstrual cycles
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, could throw out the balance and cause unwanted side-effects physically and emotionally.
A natural approach is appealing to many and treatment methods such as Chinese herbs and Naturopathic medicine may help support stress adaptation and the nervous systems.
The difference between perimenopause and menopause is that perimenopause is the transition phase before permanent infertility (menopause), which can take up to ten years before a woman is no longer menstruating. Women can start perimenopause at any age and may notice symptoms somewhere in their 40s, but depending on a women’s egg reserve, this may happen as early as their mid-30’s.
A fluctuation or uneven rise and fall of hormones is responsible for the symptoms associated with perimenopause. The cycle may become irregular, by initially shortening or later extending, as a woman reaches the end stage of perimenopause and transitions to becoming menopausal.
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Naturopathy may offer a complementary approach aimed at alleviating the symptoms of perimenopause naturally.