Broadly speaking, your hormones are responsible for much of the “big picture” processes that go on in your body (as opposed to the immediate responses to stimuli, governed by the nervous system). Imbalances in your endocrine system can result in everything from troublesome acne, to irregular periods, to life-altering auto-immune conditions like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
Hormonal imbalances, even slight ones, can affect your daily life in many ways. Sometimes we don’t really notice these things, or we just shrug and say, “That’s life.” But it doesn’t have to be that way. Getting regular acupuncture for hormone balance is a simple but powerful way to nudge your body’s baseline functioning towards a healthier state.
Hormonal conditions are deep-rooted issues, and therefore take a consistent, focused approach over a long period of time. Along with getting acupuncture for hormone balance, we highly recommend taking an inventory of your diet, sleep, mental/emotional states, home/work environments, work/leisure balance, and the amount and quality of your exercise routines. It doesn’t matter how many pieces of tape you put on a balloon with one hand, if you keep stabbing holes in it with the other hand. This may all sound daunting, but it doesn’t happen all at once, and it’s absolutely worth it to create new habits if you’re suffering with a hormonal issue.
In addition to using acupuncture for hormone balance, we also employ a wide range of other techniques, such as cupping, gua sha, electro-acupuncture, herbal remedies, tui na massage, essential oils, meditation, cranio-sacral therapy, and psychotherapy.