Importance of maintaining hormonal balance in the body
Hormones in our body play a huge role in regularizing the functions and working of the various organs in our body such as the kidneys, the thyroid glands, the brain, etc. An imbalance of hormones in the body can cause a number of medical problems and conditions in the body such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and other severe complications. Hormones also regulate our metabolism, weight loss or gain, sleep cycles and reproduction abilities.
The two main glands in our body that are responsible for secreting hormones in our body are the adrenal glands and the pituitary glands. These two glands secrete vital hormones to the brain and other parts of the body through the blood that travels to the cells and accordingly helps the body parts to perform their respective functions. Testosterone and estrogen are the sex hormones that are equally important too.
Therefore it is clear that maintaining hormonal balance in the body is extremely important for the proper physical and mental functioning of the body and any kind of imbalance can affect the body negatively.
What is acupuncture? How does it work?
Acupuncture although isn’t a part of normal western medicine is practiced widely by the Chinese and is an integral part of Chinese medicine and is used to treat and cure a number of medical ailments. TCM or traditional Chinese medicine has for a number of decades propagated the uses and benefits of Chinese medicine. It involves using small thin needles that are slowly and carefully inserted into certain energy points in the body that correspond to various organs in the body. The energy from these different organs travels throughout the body along certain channels known as meridians. Acupuncture uses these needles to wake up and stimulate these vital points in the body to help restore balance in the body for a healthy body and mind.
Acupuncture for treating hormonal imbalance
TCM claims that acupuncture can be very effective in treating hormonal imbalances in the body and regaining proper hormone balance in the body. TCM states that the hormones in our body are what give us our jing or essence. The kidneys, liver and other vital organs in the body store a certain amount of hormones or essence for the body and this is used in small amounts over an entire lifetime to help cells work and keep organs functioning well. The root of yin is jing and jing consists of fluids and blood while yang consists of warmth and good energy. When these essences or hormones become depleted in our body we start to have symptoms of hormonal imbalances which can lead to other problems and complications such as impotence or infertility and thyroid problems. TCM uses acupuncture to focus on the specific points in the body connected to organs like the kidneys and liver to help restore hormones or essence in the body and maintain hormonal balance in the body.
Acupuncture of Columbus is a private and professional clinic located at 4499 Indianola Ave. Columbus, Oh. 43214, that specializes in the treatment of hormonal and functional disorders. Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan is a licensed acupuncturist who has been practicing for many years and he and his team of qualified professionals will be sure to provide you the best service in acupuncture treatment.
For more information about how acupuncture and other treatments can help you, please contact Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan,B.S., L.Ac., at 614.218.6287 or click here. Taking new patients in and around Columbus, Ohio.