Improve Your Endocrine System With Acupuncture
The endocrine system is responsible for the hormonal functions of the body and produces several hormones that have a specific function to perform in the body. The endocrine system controls our growth, mood, hormone production, mental acuity and immune system. When it is not functioning properly we are more susceptible to diseases and lowers our ability to fight infection. The endocrine system effects every aspect of our health.
The way acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Works, is to help balance the body naturally. It helps one to restore balance to the meridians of the body. If we suffer from overwork, lack of sleep or poor diet, we start to feel tired, weak, gain weight, feel depressed, develop digestive issues, infertility, arthritis, and can feel cold.
The endocrine glands are made up of the adrenals, pancreas, pineal, pituitary, reproductive and thyroid.
The adrenals regulate the body’s response to stress, it is comprised of two parts each of which secrete a separate set of hormones. The first produces corticosteroid hormones the regulate the balance of salt and water, stress response, metabolism, immune function, and sexual development and function. The second part secretes adrenaline hormones that increase blood pressure and heart rate in the body’s response to stress. Over time, chronic elevated stress can lead to weight gain, lowered resistance to fight infection, fatigue, muscle aches and low blood sugar.
The pancreas produces insulin and glucagon. Two hormones the work together to nourish the body’s cells with continual supply of energy in the form of glucose.
The pineal gland is also known as the epiphysis cerebri, or the third eye. It produces melatonin a hormone that effects the wake sleep cycle pattern and seasonal functions.
The hypothalamus/pituitary gland provides the link between the endocrine system and the central nervous system. Cells signal the pituitary to secrete or suppress the release of various hormones messages to other glands. Also responsible for secreting growth hormones.
The reproductive glands secrete hormones that control the development of the male and female characteristics. In Males these include androgen that impact testosterone production. In females they produce estrogen, progesterone.
Lastly, the thyroid gland controls growth, temperature control, and function of every cell in the body. It needs to function as a fine oiled machine, if it secretes too little the body slows, if it secretes too much the body will burn out.
When treating a patient with an endocrine condition with acupuncture and oriental medicine one must look to treat the root cause of the imbalance. The endocrine system is closely related to the thought process of Yin and Yang balance. So imagine if you will the yang being the gas ghat fuels the car and the yin is the fluid that keeps the car cool. Without the coolant the car overheats and will shit down. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine work the same way in the sense that we work to keep the Yin and the Yang equally balanced in the body.Working on strengthening the Kidney Meridian will help balance the endocrine system.
Acupuncture is used to restore hormonal balance, regulates our energy level, balance our emotions and help to keep our sleep cycle in check along with the female menstrual cycle. An acupuncture treatment will take into account all the symptoms the patient presents with, and are focused on balancing the production and release of hormones and endocrine system, restoring our immune function. In addition to acupuncture one might incorporate herbal supplements, food therapy and lifestyle changes. Such as controlling stress, and implementing exercise. Acupuncture treatments work towards improving the patients overall health and well being.
A healthy endocrine system will continue to secrete adequate amounts of hormones and will slow the aging process and keep one health for a long time.
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