Hormones can be problematic for many women throughout their lives. Some experience issues early on with a difficult puberty. Others will encounter problems later, through perimenopause and menopause.
Hormone-related conditions are complex and frustrating for women. You’re probably familiar with hormonal symptoms such as painful, heavy or irregular periods or PMS symptoms such as mood swings, cravings and bloating. Although these symptoms are ‘common’, they are not actually ‘normal’ for the female body.
Hormonal fluctuations have been blamed for many women’s health issues. But there is more to the story than this. Many other factors play a role in the subtle balance you need for hormonal harmony.
What can contribute to these hormonal issues?
Different conditions will have different underlying factors and hormonal imbalances. But many of them are also influenced by other contributing factors such as:
The good news is that many of these can be addressed with help from a natural health practitioner. Some of the more common conditions we treat are.
Can natural therapies help with these conditions?
You might have been told by your doctor that there is nothing that can be done about your hormones. Or maybe they’ve prescribed an oral contraceptive to control symptoms. But what many medical doctors don’t realise is that natural therapies such as naturopathy, nutrition and acupuncture can support a healthy balance of hormones.
When it comes to hormonal imbalances such as PCOS, endometriosis and even PMS, naturopathy and acupuncture can work wonders.
Our naturopath Trish can offer treatments that offer symptomatic relief while you work together to address the underlying cause. This might include supporting your liver to clear excess hormones or building up nutrients that are vital for hormone production.
Our acupuncturist Jamie can look further into the causes of your symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine understands that there can be many different causes of a condition, and believes that the symptoms can give clues about how to address those factors.
An acupuncture treatment may also boost your level of feel-good brain chemicals, which may relieve pain and support the body’s natural healing process.
If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms, you might want to consider naturopathy and acupuncture. Trish can prescribe herbs and nutrients that support you through the transition and Jamie’s acupuncture treatments offer therapeutic benefits and relief of menopausal symptom such as insomnia, anxiety, depression and hot flushes. Some studies have shown the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.
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