Integrative Treatment for Hormonal Imbalance

Your body is in a constant state of change, with each gland, each organ, each cell playing its own role in the delicate dance that keeps you going. While each organ and gland has its own job to do, something needs to tell it how to do its job. That’s where hormones come in.

If your bloodstream is the highway of your body, hormones are the messengers that travel along it. The glands and organs in your endocrine system will secrete the appropriate amount of hormones into your bloodstream. Those hormones will travel to wherever they’re needed, stimulating the various parts of your body to act at the rate you need.

Your body uses many different hormones. Some have names you might recognize, like estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline, insulin, and melatonin. However, the body secretes 50 or so different hormones.

Your hormones control, among other things, your:

  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Appetite
  • Digestion
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Metabolism
  • Pain regulation
  • Sexual function
  • Energy levels
  • Ability to handle stress

There are many ways in which a hormonal imbalance can develop. Ongoing stress, overwork, lack of sleep, disordered eating, illness, prescription medications, and pregnancy can all cause disruptions to your body’s hormone production. Basically, anything that impacts your nervous system can also affect your hormones.

If your hormones are imbalanced, it can lead to issues related to any one of the functions listed above, and more. Hormonal imbalance can take many different forms, ranging from mild to severe conditions. Whatever form they take, however, they all hold you back from achieving a state of optimal health.

Our team of multidisciplinary healthcare practitioners offers a variety of solutions for varying types of hormonal imbalance. Nutrition, supplementation, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and manual bodywork can all work together to help your body heal and recover from any imbalance you may be suffering from. 

 

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