Understanding The Female Hormonal System
Health Practitioners should be trained to see human beings as part of an integrated whole that follows natural healing principles which all CAM health practitioners should follow (and genuine ‘scientists’ are beginning to agree with).
These principles are that the body has its own innate healing capacity and in order to heal it must have the resources to heal with. We literally control our health on a regular basis, depending on the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the thoughts we think. It is our environment and lifestyle that dictates our tendency to express disease. All CAM therapies understand this natural law; in order to cure permanently we must begin to accept that healing starts within us on multiple levels and not outside us as allopathy would like us to believe.
It is necessary to have a good understanding of the endocrine system and its effect on the body, and also understand the difference between natural and synthetic hormones before you can begin to work with female hormonal problems, your own or others ! Synthetic hormones are a major threat to health in the 21st Century. Their impact on the constitutional health of the individuals that take them is not only passed onto their children but also is beginning to impact on the general environment through contaminating our water and food supplies.
Synthetic hormones are petrochemicals that are not recognizable by the body and are difficult to break down. They strip the body of life sustaining vitamins, minerals and bio flora that is essential to our health. They also disrupt the complex and finely tuned endocrine system and without this internal harmonious function the major organs of our body lose their equilibrium and homeostatic balance. The result of all of this is a general increase in dis-eases such as allergies, diabetes, cancers and long term chronic health problems.
The endocrine is the most susceptible of all the body systems to the daily stressors of poor nutrition, negative thoughts, environmental toxicity and pollution. This leads to symptoms of depression, lethargy, mood swings, weight and sleep issues, loss of libido, general aches and pains, allergies and headaches. Understanding the cause of the problem can help you choose the right tools to support homeostatic balance in the endocrine system which in turn impacts on the female hormonal health.
All the glands are interrelated. Over stimulation or the under functioning of a single gland will have an impact on the whole system. Hormones need to be synthesised from moment to moment to meet changing situations, and be metabolised and removed from the system when no longer needed. The liver is constantly metabolising and excreting hormones as they pass through the blood stream. Once you have a broad view of the endocrine system you have at your finger tips a new set of homeopathic remedies called ‘sarcodes’. These are remedies made from healthy tissue that will remind the body how to heal imbalances in the endocrine system. These become even more powerful when you can combine them with the vitamins, minerals and herbs that have an affinity for each gland.
Homeopathy uses remedies that can be made from any substance. What makes them homeopathic is that is that they go through the process of serial dilution. How they work is an ongoing debate but I view the remedies as subtle information that reminds the body to go back into healthy function. However, without the necessary changes in life style then the information we deliver as remedies will not hold if the body does not have the resources to heal itself.
Remedies are the tools homeopaths use to stimulate healing but it is the patient that heals themselves – if they have the resources to do so! Symptoms are just that; symptoms of imbalance are the language of the body as it struggles with poor resources to find homeostasis and heal itself. Homeopathic remedies give the body the right information to heal and are one of the most amazing tools to facilitate healing but they are not the healer – it is the resources the patient has in the first place that make this possible.
Homeopathy is based on an individual’s health whereas allopathy is based on a generic approach to ‘sickness’. Understanding the principles behind the concept of constitutional health in relationship to strength, adaptability and health are an important aspect of healing. So if you want to understand why modern people are not benefitting from the remedies in the same way as their ancestors did 200 years ago you need to understand firstly the impact of environmental degradation on our soil, air and water which in turn affect the quality of the food we eat and our ability to absorb the essential minerals and vitamins that support our inherited constitutions. The richer the inherited nutritional resources are the more adaptable the person is and the less susceptible to acute and chronic disease. My understanding is that nutrition is the foundation to our constitutional health that is passed down from one generation to the next (this is supported scientifically by studies done in epigenetic).
“The idea that some sort of toxin or nutrition could affect not just individuals but future generations is very powerful,” Martin said.
Secondly we need to become aware of the toxic effects of our chemical drug based approach to sickness and how that is increasingly leading to patterns of chronic illness for significant numbers of people.
If you are interested in exploring alternative treatment for your own or for your clients female hormonal and/or endocrine disorders or you would like to know more about how homeopathy can help with the following:
The Principles of Healing
A healthy constitutional
Tools for supporting the body to heal
A Holistic approach to health, healing & homeopathy
A brief review of the endocrine system
An intro to the female hormonal system
Signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance
Homeopathic therapeutic management of hormonal imbalance
Working with patients undergoing allopathic treatment (Surgery or drug based)
therapeutic remedies and general remedies
Other forms of alternative treatment – recommendations on nutrition, Herbal Treatments and supplements
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