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Understanding Estrogen Dominance and the Role of Acupuncture in Restoring Balance

Hormonal imbalances can significantly impact the overall health and well-being of individuals, and estrogen dominance is a condition that affects many women. Estrogen dominance occurs when there is an excessive amount of estrogen relative to progesterone in the body. This imbalance can lead to a wide range of symptoms and potential health risks. While there are various approaches to managing estrogen dominance, acupuncture has emerged as a natural and effective method for restoring hormonal balance. In this article, we will explore estrogen dominance, its symptoms, causes, and how acupuncture can help address this condition. Understanding Estrogen Dominance Estrogen is an essential hormone that plays a crucial role in regulating the menstrual cycle, supporting reproductive health, and maintaining bone density. However, when estrogen levels rise too high or remain elevated for an extended period, it can lead to estrogen dominance. This condition is often a result of factors such as horm

How can acupuncture help hormone balance, ovulation and egg quality?

Acupuncture regulates hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis and helps hormone balance.  The female reproductive system is controlled by the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis. This feedback loop begins with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone being released from the hypothalamus, resulting in the secretion of the gonadotrophins (LH and FSH) from the anterior pituitary, which in turn controls estrogen and progesterone production in the ovaries. Estrogen and progesterone play a central role in female fertility by stimulating growth, differentiation and maturation of follicles, preparing the endometrium for implantation and maintaining embryonic development. Altered levels of hormones and other factors that are involved in maintaining control of the HPO axis can have negative effects on fertility and pregnancy Acupuncture promotes the release of beta-endorphin in the brain, which regulates gonadatrophin releasing hormone from the hypothalamus, follicle stimulating hormone from the pi