Our entire body functions under the influence of hormones that are secreted by glands such as the pituitary, the thyroid, the adrenals, the pancreas, the ovaries and testes. Hormones are actually small amounts of chemicals that act as messengers traveling around the body telling the different body systems how to stay in healthy balance.
If a hormone imbalance exists in the body for an extended period of time, actual disease can begin to develop so it is vitally important to ensure that we
- learn how to identify the things in our lives that can contribute to hormone imbalances
- consult with a practitioner who is able to accurately assess whether we are beginning to develop a hormone imbalance – before even a blood test can detect this is happening
- follow a treatment program that has been individually tailored for our specific requirements
Examples of the hundreds of different conditions that can be causd by hormone imbalances are PMS, dysmenorrhoea, infertility, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism etc. Even conditions such as stress, insomnia and certain mood disorders can be traced to some kind of hormone imbalance.
No two people have exactly the same symptoms of hormone imbalance eg. one woman with PMS may be extremely stressed and angry, thinking about escaping from everything whereas another woman with PMS may be sad, sensitive and getting migraines. For this reason it is important to get to the root cause of exactly what is causing the hormone imbalance. Taking treatment to correct the cause rather than simply taking artificial hormones permanently restores the whole body to balance.
At Central Coast Natural Therapies, you will have access to the latest forms of non-invasive testing that are often more accurate and specific than standard blood tests. If further functional pathology testing is required, this can be arranged.
This information is then able to be used to determine the most suitable hormone balance program for your individual requirements.