If you are struggling with infertility, irregular periods, PMS/PMDD, menopause, unexplained weight gain or loss, depression, anxiety, fatigue, acne, migraines, or digestive issues, you may be experiencing symptoms of an underlying hormone imbalance. While hormonal fluctuations occur naturally, an imbalance could be caused by your diet, environmental toxins, or lifestyle factors. Hormone imbalance can create a variety of problems that make enjoying life more difficult.
At Asula, we use a combination of treatments to address hormone imbalance, naturally. Our naturopathic doctors start by using salivary and blood tests to identify hormone excess or deficiency. Then, we develop a personalized treatment plan that typically combines modifications to diet and lifestyle with bioidentical hormones tailored to supplement the patient’s deficiency. Education about the link between cortisol and sex hormones is an important part of this process. All hormones in the body are made from the same raw elements, which you can think of as your “bank account”. When a person is experiencing stress including inflammation or high blood sugar, the body takes more out of the bank to make cortisol, leaving little left over for the production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Our end goal is to restore your body’s natural ability to balance hormone production.
Acupuncture is a natural and effective method for balancing female hormones. When energy slows in the body, it can get inactive, or overactive, so the chi isn’t reaching sex hormones, creating a deficiency in their distribution throughout the body. By using tiny needles and inserting them into meridian points, an acupuncturist can redirect your energy and activate glands to restore hormonal balance. Herbal supplements are also effective in healing and balancing your hormonal production.
Chiropractic is also a huge line of defense against hormonal imbalance. Believe it or not, your spine is the hormonal highway of your body. When your spine is out of alignment, the nerves that send signals to control your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can become impaired. Regular chiropractic adjustments and massage combined with naturopathy and acupuncture treat the body from all angles, bringing balance to hormone production. Call us today to schedule your consultation and hormone testing, so we can get to the bottom of your imbalance and help you feel like yourself again.
818 NW Marshall St
Portland, OR 97209
4847 Meadows Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035