There are times in a woman’s life when the usual balance in her menstrual cycle may be disrupted. External and internal factors can effect hormone balance, manifesting in a range of symptoms. There are many ways in which the alternative practitioner can help restore balance.
It is important to mention that the naturopathic approach is to treat the individual. Every woman will present with her own particular story. A naturopathic consultation allows the practitioner to explore the underlying factors and suggest appropriate herbs, supplements , dietary and lifestyle changes.
The liver is a very important organ to support with hormone imbalance due to its action of clearing hormones from the body. Herbs such as St. Mary’s thistle, Schisandra, Dandelion root &Bupleurum will improve liver function. Starting the day with warm water and lemon juice, eating bitter greens and reducing intake of coffee & alcohol will also help.
Phytoestrogens are compounds found in herbs and food that are similar in chemical structure to oestrogen. These compounds are able to bind to receptors on the cell walls, having a regulatory effect on oestrogen levels.
A qualified naturopath will determine the most suitable treatment for the individual woman.