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Hormone Health

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PMS, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, PCOS, menopause, erectile dysfunction, hormonal insomnia, abnormal bleeding, Amenorrhea

Hormones play a major role in keeping our bodies in homeostatic balance. There are many factors that can contribute to hormone imbalances, for example:

  • Deficiencies of important nutrients

  • Excessive stress

  • Thyroid disease

  • Contraception cessation and prolonged contraception use

  • Irregular blood sugar levels

  • Decreased physical activity

  • Toxins and in your diet or environment

Hormones trigger a cascade of physiological responses that impact our bodies in numerous ways. When there is an imbalance of a hormone it can lead to symptoms that impact our physical and psychological wellbeing, for example:

  • Suffering from headaches, back pain or other general aches and pain

  • Bloating and feeling uncomfortable

  • Tender and sore breasts

  • Changes in digestion leading to constipation or diarrhoea

  • Feelings of fatigue, lethargy and exhaustion

  • Feeling depressed, irritable, aggressive, withdrawn, moody or extremely emotional

  • Feeling nervous, anxious, overwhelmed and a general inability to cope

There are many causes of hormone imbalances and every person has an individual physiological response that requires personalised treatment. Many natural medicines have been found to assist in alleviating the symptoms of hormone imbalances and reinstate the natural homeostatic balance. 

The Diamond Creek Natural Medicine Centre practitioners use their skills and knowledge to work with each patient to provide an individualised treatment plan while working with each other as a multidisciplinary team to ensure patients are referred to treatment options that best fit their diagnosis. 

Chinese Medicine views any presenting symptoms as the body not functioning at its true potential. Whether it be a result of a hereditary predisposition, emotional, diet or lifestyle factor, Chinese Medicine may be able to provide insight and assistance to improved wellbeing. It has been used traditionally to restore the correct flow and function of Qi and Blood, to encourage hormonal balance.

Traditionally, Chinese Medicine has been used to assist a wide variety of hormonal and reproductive symptoms. The most current research has shown Acupuncture has a potential positive effect on the symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), Dysmenorrhea and Endometriosis. Dr Clancy works 1:1 with each patient on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly) to work towards the restoration of a natural cycle while managing any underlying issues that may be impacting your hormonal health or fertility.

Naturopathy looks closely at lifestyle related causation of hormonal imbalances to restore natural balance. Hormonal imbalance can stem from pre-existing health conditions or current health issues. Our Naturopath Karyn Campbell looks at your previous and current health history to gain a full understanding of your individual presentations to formulate an individualised therapeutic health plan to suit your needs. With the assistance of hormonal balance tests, nutritional deficiency checks, dietary assessment, blood tests and your detailed personal health history Karyn can assist you with nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine and lifestyle development to optimise your hormonal health.

Shiatsu uses non-invasive pressure point techniques to restore balance to the emotional energy and the nervous system by relaxing the body and mind. Our Shiatsu practitioner Ann Hocking works with imbalanced hormonal health to alleviate musculoskeletal tension by enabling the parasympathetic nervous system. This increases intestinal and gland activity, relaxes sphincters and gastrointestinal muscles and conserves energy. Ann works with women with PMS, endometriosis, and dysmenorrhea during their cycle for pain support while giving at home exercises for tension release and heat treatment to encourage relaxation for abdominal pain, back pain and headaches.