Hormones are involved in a multitude of different bodily processes. When we have hormonal balance, all of our bodily functions are in sync and working properly. When even one hormone is imbalanced, we can have a slue of irregulating hormones that affect our every day lives. Precise symptom presentation is dependent on the specific hormone imbalance and can vary widely from person to person. Did you know chiropractic treatment for hormone imbalance is an effective remedy? Read on below to explore signs of hormone imbalance, benefits of hormone regulation, and effective treatment methods!
Hormone Regulation: Signs of Hormone Imbalance
Some common signs and symptoms that you might be having a hormonal imbalance are as follows:
- Lack of energy, fatigue, and sleep problems
- Mood swings, irritability, and depression
- Brain fog and memory issues
- Decreased libido
- Weight gain and fluid retention
- Menstrual issues
- Thinning hair and skin issues
- Joint pain and muscle weakness
- Slow wound healing
Treatments for Hormone Imbalance
Balancing hormones is a complex process, but there are holistic changes you can make to help the process. This includes:
Consuming foods rich in fiber to facilitate estrogen release, and foods rich in fatty acids, phytonutrients and glucosinolates such as cabbage and broccoli. Increasing intake of vitamin B, C and D which are vital to the production of hormones. Foods to avoid that put excess stress on the adrenal glands are caffeine, alcohol and processed foods.
When we have elevated levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone,” it causes hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and sex hormones. Ways to effectively decrease stress are meditation, deep breathing exercises and getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
Consistent cardiovascular exercise of 30-60 minutes a day is proven to decrease blood pressure and increase the release of oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins.
Adjustments stimulate proper communication of the brain to the body. Adjustments release endorphins which help patients relax, decrease pain and chronic illness. By having a proper functioning nervous system, the body is able to innervate all parts of the body effectively and maintain homeostasis.
Benefits of Hormone Regulation
Benefits of balancing your hormones include but are not limited to:
- Increased energy
- Better moods and improved emotional stability
- Improved focus and concentration
- A revitalized sex drive
- Improved sleep quality
- Better weight control and healing
Start Your Chiropractic Treatment for Hormone Imbalance Today with Team Chiro
Anyone can crack a back, neck, or knuckles. However, only a spinal engineer can truly fix the spinal and joint issues you are facing and generate the greatest long-term relief. At Team Chiropractic, our team of qualified spinal engineers works hard to create a custom treatment plan according to what your body needs for long-term restoration.
With over 25 years of service, we are the leading spinal adjustment practice in the Raleigh area and are uniquely suited to helping relieve your sciatica pain through safe, professional spinal adjustment. Our Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioners (CCEP) and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians (CCSP) enable us to correct the overall biomechanics, which enables you to hold your correction.
We believe in the six essentials to healthy living: spiritual/mental alignment, physical alignment, nutritional alignment, exercise in alignment, rest in alignment, and removing chemical stress. By offering both services and products that adhere to the six essentials, we help promote an overall health and wellness treatment for every client who comes through our doors.
If you or someone you know is looking for a chiropractor in Durham, NC, or the greater Raleigh area, we are here to help! Contact us online today or give us a call at 919-788-8881 to schedule your initial appointment and x-ray. We look forward to helping restore your health.
– Dr. Hemmer MS, DC, CCSP