Can Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Help Hormonal Imbalances?
At Village Remedies clinic in Balmain, Sydney, we see many different types of hormonal imbalances. We use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to restore the body to a state where it is better able to regulate healthy hormone functions.
Hormones are responsible for regulating many bodily functions and are involved in conditions such as:
Menstrual irregularities - for example polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Depending on the hormonal issue, the standard approach is often to correct an imbalance in hormones using pharmaceutical medication.
How Can Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Help Hormonal Imbalances?
In Chinese medicine, there was no traditional concept of “hormones”. So when we’re treating you for hormonal imbalances, we want to know exactly how it’s affecting you personally. Is your sleep affected, are your cycles out of whack, is your body stuck in a constant stress response, do you have digestive symptoms, are you tired or lethargic? It’s important that we always treat you as a whole person and not just hormone values on a lab test result.
We use acupuncture and where appropriate, Chinese herbal medicine, with the goal to help restore your body to a more optimal state where it can regulate your hormone levels more naturally. The idea being, if you’re sleeping well, digestion is good, you’re not in pain and have good mood and energy, your body is in an ideal state to regulate itself and keep you feeling good. Depending on the condition, medication may still be required, but that’s always a conversation to have with your primary doctor.