“…Our hormones are constantly fluctuating throughout the month, and when they are out of balance, they can cause havoc to our bodies and become really overwhelming.”
- Maria Hogan
Nowadays, more than ever, women seem to do it all; work full-time jobs while maintaining a household and raising children, sometimes many of them. They’re superhumans, in my mind. Unfortunately, sometimes we women suffer the consequences, including hormonal imbalances, which can cause a range of different health issues. We suffer from symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, heavy or irregular periods, infertility, mood swings… the list goes on. Hormones play a huge role in how you feel day-to-day. As women, our hormones are constantly fluctuating throughout the month, and when they are out of balance, they can cause havoc to our bodies and become really overwhelming.
Ah, But Treatable
The good news is many modalities can help. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been used to treat women’s health for centuries, and numerous studies confirm that these practices can help alleviate many of the health concerns that women face today.
Because your hormones work together, it’s critical that they are all in balance; if there is too much or too little of one hormone, the whole system becomes off.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:
-Irregular, painful, or heavy periods
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have a hormonal imbalance. The good news is that Acupuncture can stimulate and balance different systems in your body, including your endocrine system. Acupuncture is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive approach that can help support healthy hormone production and get you feeling your best. Take a look at these studies:
-A 2011 study found that Acupuncture worked just as well as bioidentical hormone therapy for balancing follicle-stimulating hormone in menopausal women. (Alternative therapies in health and Medicine)
-Acupuncture can help with fertility issues caused by hormone imbalances, increasing pregnancy chances by 90 percent. (Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility)
-A 2018 study of 30 women found that Acupuncture relieved symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and decreased insulin resistance. (Acupuncture by regulating Dai meridian)
For best results, Acupuncture requires consecutive sessions to experience the benefits proven to support. Feel free to come in for a consult to talk about whether Acupuncture is right for you.
You can book online, or call Incentives at 631-893-3490
About the Author
Maria Hogan is a licensed Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions, where she currently is a Professor and Supervisor to students in the Massage Clinic.