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Functional and Nutritional Medical Consulting

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 affect on growth and development, mood, reproduction and sexual function. Signs of hormonal imbalance can range from severe symptomatology to a feeling that something just is not right.

The most common signs of hormonal imbalance are fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, inability to deal with stress, weight gain or loss, body temperature irregularities,  skin disorders,  poor sleeping patterns, low libido, sweating, menstrual disorder, thyroid disorder,  menopausal symptom and cravings and digestive disruption.

Stress, lifestyle, diet, drug use, poor liver detoxification, poor gut clearance, chemical exposure along side genetic inheritance are the main reasons for a disruption in hormones.

Saliva testing is commonly recommended by our practitioners to evaluate the bio-available hormone levels in the body. The main treatment for balancing hormones is to assist liver and gut clearance, herbal and nutritional supplementation alongside lifestyle and dietary changes. We see good results without the use of hormone replacement therapy

Stress Related Disorders

Treating stress related disorders is what Jing Healthcare prides itself on. Our team works with 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 can have an effect on endocrine health. Other disruptors of the endocrine system can be poor diet, nutritional imbalance, insomnia and chemical disruptors such as certain chemicals, plastics and heavy metals.

You can come in and receive regular acupuncture, moxabustion, body work and far-infrared heat lamp treatment to reduce your stress response and you can also get a thorough check up and consult with one of our principle practitioners’ Dr. Natasja Fox (TCM). 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. Symptoms arising from high levels of  hormones can be treated by reducing the flight and flight response and clearing the liver and gut.

Where there are signs of hormonal deficiency there may be long-term stress that needs to be dealt with and a new energetic pathway needs to be formed.  The use of herbal medicine, dietary and nutritional supplements can also be used to nourish 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, temperature irregularities, low immunity or issues with fertility
  • Immune complaints and autoimmune disorders
  • Sex hormone imbalance, menstrual, menopause, andropause

Dietary & Nutritional Advice

There is no one size fits all with diets. They should be different for each individual according to activity levels, genetic make up, blood type, digestive capacity, immune sensitivities and age.

Finding the right diet and food combination for your body type is paramount for healing. Certain foods and chemicals have an effect on the central nervous system upsetting the balance of nutrients and can create sensitivity reactions over time via the immune response. Removing foods that create an immune reaction may provide striking symptomatic relief, improved energy, mood and balanced BMI.

Changing your diet can have the most profound and long lasting affects on your health. Many do not realise which foods are having a negative impact on their health. Symptoms can range from lowered immunity, poor digestion and absorption, lowered mood, foggy thinking, skin conditions, PMS and menstrual pain, headaches, migraines, and systemic inflammation in the body, aggravating conditions such as blood pressure, cholesterol, arthritis, immune conditions etc. Removing these foods from the diet permanently, or for some just for a period of time may eradicate many symptoms.

We can teach you how to easily change your diet to suit your needs to include sufficient amounts of nutrients macro and micro.