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Balance Hormones with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Puberty, ovulation, pregnancy, and menopause; each stage brings a natural fluctuation of hormones and changes.

Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body that control growth, development, reproduction, metabolism, mood, sleep, and digestion. People can experience large hormonal fluctuations, however, we can aim to keep these fluctuations in balance through simple lifestyle practices and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments. Herbal therapy is commonly used to assist in balancing hormones, if you're interested to learn more about herbal therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit our herbal therapy page.

Factors such as poor diet, stress, excessive exercise, sickness, and prescription medication can trigger the body to produce too much or too little of a certain hormone, causing hormonal imbalance. The results can manifest themselves in cravings for food, digestive issues, weight gain, changes in mood, acne, loss of libido, menstrual irregularities, infertility, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and more.

This article will cover how you can use Traditional Chinese Medicine and simple lifestyle changes to keep your hormones in balance. Taking five minutes to read this short post may allow you to glean new information on this interesting topic.

Our clinic has over thirty years of experience, and we aim to deliver the best Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in Hong Kong.

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Article Contents:

Hormonal balance in Traditional Chinese Medicine

How To Restore Hormonal Balance With Traditional Chinese Medicine

Lifestyle Habits for Balancing Hormones

Chinese Herbal Therapy at Health Wise

Learn more about Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture at Health Wise Chinese Medicine Consultancy For Chronic Pain Relief
Balancing Hormones

Hormonal balance in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Hormonal imbalances rarely occur overnight. They are symptoms of certain perpetual habits that bring the body out of sync over time.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine maintaining hormonal balance is closely tied to the concept of Yin and Yang. Two opposing natures that require the other to stay in harmony. If there is too much of either Yin or Yang, the body is destabilized and hormonal imbalances can occur.

An example of a case of too much Yin (Passiveness), consider a person who lives a sedentary lifestyle accompanied by poor dietary practices. Over time, this person will develop heaviness and congestion which leads to poor circulation of blood flow and qi. They may develop accompanying health challenges commonly related to pain in the lower extremities and more. The liver can become congested and unable to perform its proper function, leading to the inability to bio-transform hormones efficiently.

On the other hand, an example of too much Yang (activeness), consider a person who is overactive without sufficient rest. They place excessive stress on their body, depleting their energy reserves. When these energy reserves are drained symptoms such as tiredness, low libido, and poor appetite are common. The body is unable to function in its optimal states and cannot produce normal levels of hormones. Amongst women, this situation can lead to amenorrhea (no periods) or infertility due to problems with ovulation.

How To Restore Hormonal Balance With Traditional Chinese Medicine

At Health Wise our registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners can work with you to determine the right treatment plan for balancing your hormones and relieving the accompanying symptoms. Each person’s body composition is different and the treatments need to be tailored to your constitution accordingly. Through Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and more, we can work together towards rebalancing your hormones.

The principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine differ from Western notions about health, and illness. If you're looking to cure the root cause of your disease in a holistic and natural way, Chinese Herbal Therapy can be a form of alternative medicine. TCM practitioners believe that disease arises from imbalances in the body and Chinese herbs are prescribed to correct these imbalances over time. Each person's body constitution is unique and the treatment modalities and prescription are altered to fit that changing environment. Through continual work, together we aim to treat the underlying issue.

Whilst acupuncture has a regulating effect on the body, herbal therapy can help to provide additional support for hormone balancing. Together, these treatments play an important role in achieving your desired goal of balancing your hormones.

Lifestyle Habits For Balancing Hormones

Lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise habits help to maintain your hormonal balance. Lifestyle changes and improvements are an important aspect of a treatment plan and are tailored to suit your needs. In general, our practitioners can recommend the following habits:

  • Aim to eat organic foods and hormone-free meats. Many products are treated with pesticides and chemicals. Animal products can contain hormones, and synthetic estrogen-like substances, that can negatively impact the body.

  • Add cruciferous vegetables to your diet. Eat more cabbage, broccoli, brussel-sprouts, and cauliflower. These vegetables contain diindolylmethane (DIM) and help to break down estradiol in the body. Too much estradiol (a form of estrogen made in the body) can contribute to weight gain, moodiness, low libido breast pain as well as uterine cancer.

  • Trade caffeine for tea. Stop the intake of nicotine and alcohol.

  • Avoid junk food.

  • Supplements for Zinc, magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C can be helpful.

  • Do things that bring you joy - go for a hike, jog, swim, surf, meditate or read a book.

Chinese Herbal Therapy at Health Wise

Our clinic has over thirty years of experience, and we aim to deliver the best Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in Hong Kong. About our Chinese Herbal therapy treatments:

Our Formulas

Our formulas contain a combination of herbs that are uniquely selected to support your health. Our registered practitioners are qualified to blend herbs that address your symptoms and treat your whole body. Our herbal dispensary will mix the unique herbal formulas as prescribed by our practitioners to treat your diagnosis.

Herbs Sourcing

Our herbs are carefully sourced from growers and manufacturers that we trust to provide pure and effective herbs.

Our Process

You are always changing so we believe your herbs should change accordingly. We adjust your formulas to suit. In addition, we will provide clear directions on how to take your herbs. When you need a refill just come on in.

For bookings give us a call at +852 2526 7908 or email Chinese Herbal Therapy treatments by our certified practitioners are both safe and effective. You can opt for the herbal consultation-only session, or add herbal consultation to your acupuncture session.

The benefits of Chinese Herbal Therapy increase over time and can yield long-term health benefits. Thank you for reading this short article. For inquiries about Chinese Herbal Therapy. you can follow this link to contact us.

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