Hormone Balance

I'm priviledged to share the journey of the women who are awakening to grow in body, mind and spirit. I want to help women get healthy and stay healthy. Birth control pill. HRT, PMT, infertility is reaching epidemic proportion, perimenopause is now a newly labeled hormonal disease...

Below are just a couple of examples. Other commonly seen conditions such as amenorrhoea (absent periods), irregular periods, painful periods, fibroid, endometriosis, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premature menopause, please go to fertility or send me an email if you have any enquries.

Period Problems

Premenstrual Syndrome/Tension

Research in recent years has focused more on the links between the brain and the body rather than simply on the ups and downs of the female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. I agree that both the hormonal imbalance and the imbalnce in brain chemicals (low serotonin or 5-HT levels are linked to cravings for starchy foods, sleep disorders, depression and mood swings), or the brain-body connnection is more likely the cause. 

As a woman, we need to understand what happens in the menstrual cycle, the role of various hormones involved in this finely orchestrated process. In Western medicine, liver is responsible for helping regulate hormone level. It is in the the liver that they are broken down effectively. So anything that can compromise liver function such as certain medication, over consumption of alcohol, will cause hormone imbalance. Interestingly, in Chinese Medicine, PMS is regarded as Liver Qi stagnation, Spleen, Heart and Kidneys are involved too. By nourishing the Liver and promoting the Liver Qi flow, it helps to balance the hormones and mood.

Supplements such as GLA (evening primrose oil, contain omega-6 fatty acids. it is needed for the production of prostaglandins), B vitamins, Calcium (the most abundant mineral in the body. A shortage of calcium is associated with low mood, depression and anxiety) and VitD, Magnesium (the second most abundant mineral inside our body's cells and known as anti-stress mineral), Valerian ( relaxant and antispasmodic)are often considered too.

Heavy periods 

Heavy periods are common. In most cases no cause can be found. Conventional treatment involves in Tranexamic acid tablets, Anti-inflammatory painkillers, oral contraceptive pills or Merina coil and surgical treatment. 

The treatment from Chinese Medicine focuses on balancing the hormones to achieve more sustainable effect. Qi deficiency and Blood heat are the two commonly seen patterns. 

The treatment from Chinese Medicine focuses on removing Blood stagnation, as well as strengthening Kidney energy, and promoting Liver Qi flow. Combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, as well as nutritional supplements works more effectively.

 Case History

S, 53, endometrial polyp

S’s periods stopped 18 months ago but had some bleeding 3 months ago. Scan showed a polyp 13x8mm. She was anxious about her health. After the first session of acupuncture she started a bleed like a proper period. After the 4th treatment she went to her gynaecology appointment. “they scanned me again-polyp has gone. There was nothing there anymore…”

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