Hormones play a very important role in regulating and controlling most physical and chemical processes in our body. If your body's hormone levels are too low or too high, you will experience extensive dysfunction in your body. So even a small hormonal imbalance can cause serious side effects throughout the body.
Hormones are chemicals produced by the glands in the endocrine system. This powerful chemical messenger travels through the bloodstream to tissues and organs, delivering messages and telling organs what to do and when to do it.
The body has many glands that release hormones necessary for various processes. The most common functions of hormones are metabolism and appetite regulation, general growth and development, blood pressure, mood and stress levels, body temperature, sleep cycle, reproductive and sexual function control.
Hormonal imbalance has several causes. The cause depends on the hormone or glands affected. Common causes of hormonal imbalance include diabetes, thyroid problems, hypogonadism, hormonal therapy, tumors, medication, eating habits, adrenal insufficiency, and insufficient vitamins and minerals.
Common hormonal conditions affecting both men and women include weight gain, fatigue, cold or hot or dry skin, swollen body parts (face, arms or legs), increased thirst, increased appetite, increased urination, depression, muscle weakness and pain, joint pain, vision problems, reproductive problems, blood pressure problems, etc.
Many people believe that hormonal treatment is for menopausal women. However, in reality, women, men and children can develop hormonal imbalances. Balanced hormones can significantly improve your quality of life in a short time.
If you are suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance, hormone tests are recommended to evaluate hormone levels. If a hormonal imbalance is diagnosed, hormonal treatment with oriental medicine modalities such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, and cupping may be recommended as part of a complete treatment plan to optimize overall body health.
We treat a variety of hormone imbalance conditions including:
- Muscle weakness or pain
- Pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints
- Irregular Menstruation
- Prementrual Syndrome
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Urinary incontinence
- Weight Control
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Headaches or migraines
Don't let your illness stop you from living an active life. Contact JP Acupuncture & Wellness today at 714-714-6632.