Being a woman isn’t always the easiest thing. Let’s face it our female hormones can do a number on our mood and health. It’s as though we are on a constant emotional rollercoaster from an early age when we start our menstrual cycles. Then we have to deal with perimenopause, menopause, and fertility - we just can’t seem to catch a break.
Sometimes these mood swings can be an indication of something bigger going on, especially if it’s coupled with other symptoms such as headaches, missed periods, heavy bleeding, weight gain, or others.
While these hormones are important to each of these phases throughout our lives, it’s not uncommon for them to not properly be released for a variety of reasons. And unfortunately, there are times when these female hormones become imbalanced, and these imbalances can cause menstrual problems and fertility issues.
There are two hormones that are produced, and they are responsible for the function of ovulation. When they aren’t producing the right amount of hormones, your ovulation is negatively affected, resulting in difficulty getting pregnant, experiencing physical and emotional stress, and experiencing unexplained changes in your weight. But often, irregular or missed periods are the first signs.
Here are some signs of hormonal imbalances
- Sleep Issues - excessive levels of progesterone will do this.
- Chronic Acne - this is an excess of androgens causing oily skin.
- Memory Fog
- Belly Issues - an increase or decrease of hormones can cause this
- Chronic Fatigue, Headaches & Vaginal Dryness - low levels of progesterone will do this.
- Mood Swings & Depression - estrogen is likely to be the cause.
- Appetite Changes & Weight Gain
- Lack of Libido - low levels of testosterone
These are just some of the symptoms you can experience from hormonal imbalances. This is why it’s essential to uncover the cause of your imbalance in order to get healing.
How Can Acupuncture Help With Hormonal Imbalances?
Acupuncture has been shown to improve these imbalances and has become an effective form of treatment for infertility and hormonal issues.
It’s a natural method of restoring the balance. Hormone replacement methods, such as estrogen therapy, as medicine is often the treatment for most illnesses when it comes to traditional medicine. But these types of treatments are associated with many side-effects such as heart attacks, increased risk of stroke, and cancer.
With acupuncture, a very fine needle is placed on certain glands to stimulate the release of hormones and improve the flow of energy. This isn’t going hurt—the needles or so tiny that you’ll barely feel them.
What Makes Your Practice Different?
Kyla has a passion for helping people find a natural way to heal. From an early age, she knew the dangers of medications, and as she got older, she started learning about Chinese and Functional medicine. Learning about natural healing can achieve ultimate health; she started Urban Acupuncture.
At Urban Acupuncture, we’ll help you determine the underlying cause of your female hormonal balance and create a personalized treatment plan that will encourage your body’s natural healing process. This plan will include a variety of methods such as acupuncture, suggested changes to your diet, an exercise regiment, and a list of herbal supplements. Each of these will aid in restoring balance to your body.
So here’s what you can expect during your first visit, we’re going to take the time to understand your symptoms, identify any genetic issues, review your medical history, and ask questions about your lifestyle, diet, and activity.
We want to understand your physical, mental, emotional, and environmental health so that we locate the underlying cause of your symptoms and your imbalance. This will allow us to develop that successful holistic treatment plan and provide you with healing and balance.
You shouldn’t have to live with hormonal imbalances or deal with bloating, mood changes, infertility, weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness, or swelling in your joints any longer.
We can help your body restore its hormones naturally. This will allow you to once again enjoying life.
So give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Our first appointment will be between 30 to 90 minutes. Don’t worry, all of the visits after this won’t be this long. And it won’t be long before you’re feeling like yourself again!