Hormonal imbalance and Stress Related Illnesses
Hormones are chemical messengers that are released from endocrine glands. These messages communicate to tissues and organs and have a direct effect on growth and development, mood, reproduction and sexual function.
Signs of hormonal imbalance are fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, inability to deal with stress, being ‘sensitive”, weight gain in some, body temperature irregularities, poor sleeping patterns, low libido, sweating, cravings and digestive problems.
Most hormonal imbalance comes from a form of stress. Treating stress-related disorders is what Dr.Fox mostly works with via correcting adrenal function, resetting circadian rhythm and correcting hormonal imbalance via acupuncture, herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, diet, and nutritional supplementation.
Stress is one of the major causes of hormonal imbalance, fatigue and mood disorder. Stressors that negatively impact adrenal function such as mental, physical, psycho/ spiritual, nutritional and environmental stress all impact hormonal balance. Other disruptors of the endocrine system are poor diet, nutritional imbalance, insomnia and chemical disruptors such as certain chemicals, plastics and heavy metals.
Dr Fox is a Chinese medical practitioner who has also trained in hormonal balancing and nutritional correction through ACNEM. Your hormonal balance and ratios will be tested via a range of pathology tests which will aid in determining the root cause of your imbalance and where to start in correcting it.
Hormones can be found in excess or deficient states. Where there are symptoms arising from high levels of certain hormones than dampening the flight and flight response and clearing the liver and the gut is the main course of action.
Where there are signs of deficiency there may be long-term stress that needs to be dealt with and a new energetic pathway that needs to be corrected in which different methods are used. Other treatments for deficient hormones states are the use of herbal medicine, dietary and nutritional supplements are used to nourish the glands and rebuild hormones.
Common Hormonal conditions treated:
Adrenal fatigue –
Moodiness, fatigue, poor sleep patterns and inability to cope with stress that may reflect as depression, anxiety, anger or irritability.
Thyroid imbalance –
This may be arising as symptoms occurring with the menstrual cycle, fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, depression, apathy or issues with fertility.
Immune complaints and autoimmune disorders
Sex hormone imbalance, Menstrual, Menopause, Andropause