Modern medicine is starting to gain a much keener understanding of the role of hormones in a variety of women’s health conditions, from migraines and acne to insulin resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
Much of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focuses on balancing hormones through ancient healing methods like acupuncture. As a result, acupuncture is increasingly being viewed as an effective method to address and treat an array of hormonal imbalances and improve overall health and well-being.
How do hormones affect women’s health?
Hormones are naturally occurring chemicals in the body that regulate various aspects of our body’s growth and functioning throughout our lives. While our understanding of the full impact of hormones on the body is still developing, we know much more about them now than ever before.
Hormones affect sleep, sex drive, fertility, and metabolism. They also play a significant role in regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and more. Examples of hormones include sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, and others such as cortisol, melatonin, and oxytocin.
Because of their role in pregnancy, menopause, and other major women's health events, hormones play a more significant role in women’s health than males. Hormonal imbalances can result in poor quality of life due to high-stress levels, sleep disturbance, poor mood, and other effects. They are also associated with a variety of health conditions.
How can acupuncture treat hormonal imbalances?
Many of the pharmaceutical approaches to hormone regulation can cause further disruption in the body and fail to treat the root cause. Acupuncture, on the other hand, does address those root causes and can promote lasting healing for women experiencing hormonal imbalances and associated health conditions.
By inserting tiny needles at various points of the body, acupuncture can stimulate the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and other organs involved in the regulation of hormones. Acupuncture stimulates the flow of blood and energy to these organs and throughout the body. Under these improved conditions, the body is able to produce hormones in balanced and appropriate quantities for optimal health.
Symptoms of many women’s health conditions can be managed and, in some cases, treated through acupuncture. At Deanna Carell Acupuncture, we specialize in acupuncture for women’s health and wellness across the lifespan. Schedule a consultation to determine how acupuncture can help you to find healing from hormonal imbalances and associated health conditions.
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