Homeopathy and Hormones
Hormones regulate virtually every key function of your body, from brain activity to cell metabolism to reproduction. Hormonal balance is your body’s natural, healthy state. But chronic hormonal imbalance creates a host of problems — not just your current symptoms — but also a weakened immune system, accelerated aging, and an increased risk of disease.
The collection of glands that produce hormones in the body is known as the endocrine system. Different types of hormones control reproduction, metabolism (food burning and waste elimination), and growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings, and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.
Endocrine system diseases and disorders happen when one or more of the endocrine systems in your body are not working well. Hormones may be released in amounts that are too great or too small for the body to work normally. These irregularities are also called a hormone imbalance. There may not be enough receptors, or binding sites, for the hormones so that they can direct the work that needs to be done. These hormone imbalances may be the result of a problem with the system regulating the hormones in the blood stream, or the body may have difficulty controlling hormone levels because of problems clearing hormones from the blood. For example, a hormone imbalance may occur if a person's liver or kidneys are not working well, resulting in a hormone level in the bloodstream that is too high.
How can Homeopathy help?
Instead of trying to introduce synthetic hormones into the body (often in a trial and error fashion) in order to establish an artificial hormone balance (which can only be maintained with further artificial hormones), homeopathic remedies work with your body's own systems to stimulate them to produce the correct amounts of hormones. Therefore, the problem is corrected at the root cause, and your wellbeing is not dependent upon taking ongoing courses of drugs.