Hormones are the chemical messengers of the endocrine system. Secreted by the various glands within your body, hormones travel through your bloodstream carrying messages for specific organs, tissues and cells.

After making contact with the targeted area, your hormones initiate a variety of functions such as:

  •         Cell regeneration
  •         Regulating hunger and thirst
  •         Sexual development and reproduction
  •         Maintaining body temperature
  •         Controlling your metabolism
  •         Regulating your mood and psychological functions

The human body contains 10 different glands all responsible for hormone production and on any given day, your body transmits more than 15 major hormones throughout the endocrine system to regulate bodily functions. Consequently, hormonal imbalances have a dramatic influence on your physical and psychological well-being.


Identifying a Hormonal Imbalance

Depending on whether your glands are over-producing or under-producing as well as which hormones are affected, the symptoms displayed from hormonal imbalances vary greatly. Nonetheless, there are several commonalities to watch for:

  •         Fatigue
  •         Weight gain/loss
  •         Sexual dysfunction and delayed puberty (along with irregular menstruation in women)
  •         Constipation
  •         Muscle aches, pains and weakness
  •         Swelling
  •         Mood disorders and depression
  •         Memory loss and confusion

Your chiropractor or an endocrinologist can help you determine if you’re experiencing a hormonal imbalance. While there are a vast number of medical and prescription methods available for treating a hormonal imbalance – there are also non-invasive and natural approaches to regulating hormone levels.


Treating Hormone Imbalances with Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be an effective technique for managing the various symptoms and side effects of hormonal imbalances. In 2011, a review of 26 clinical trials illustrated the benefits of chiropractic treatment for improving long-term muscle aches, back and neck pains as well as overall mobility.

Additionally, chiropractic treatment may help improve hormone imbalances naturally because it aids in restoring your body to a natural and relaxed state. By relieving the tension, aches and pains throughout your body, chiropractic treatment offers a less invasive solution for correcting these chemical imbalances.

Dr. Knight at True North Chiropractic has the knowledge and expertise to help you realign your body and restore it back to a place of health. Schedule an appointment today!