Endocrine Disorders: Acupuncture and Naturopathic Individual Treatment TherapyThere are various causes of endocrine disorders. A gland can produce too much or too little endocrine hormones resulting in a hormone imbalance. There is the development of nodules or tumors that may impede proper hormone production. Other factors such as disease, genetic disorder, injury or infection can all contribute to an endocrine disorder. Conventional medicine will often prescribe synthetic hormone therapy to balance a specific disorder. This is not a precise science and can possibly reap physical challenges that may be difficult to reverse as well as a lifelong dependency on medication. Integrative Med Solutions (IMS) approaches endocrine disorders as a one-on-one, individual therapy using acupuncture and naturopathic medicine to re-balance and sometimes even dissipate the disorder altogether.

Acupuncture: Re-Balancing Stuck Hormonal Energy
IMS licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lisanti, will determine the best points to work for your individual endocrine disorder. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), an imbalance of the female sex organs, is one of the most prominent endocrine disorders. In 2009 Science Daily published some findings of an acupuncture study out of the University of Gothenberg, Sweden. It stated that many women suffering from PCOS “have elevated sympathetic nerve activity, which plays a role in hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, obesity and cardiovascular disease”. This study showed that acupuncture significantly reduced this activity and was an excellent peripheral therapy when incorporated with other remedies.

Homeopathy: Working with Deep Level Healing
Using infinitesimal doses of natural substances that would otherwise cause the same endocrine disorder symptoms if taken in larger doses, homeopathy offers healing with the philosophy of ‘like cures like’. Similar to a fire being used to put out a fire, IMS may incorporate this therapy which safely integrates highly diluted remedies for endocrine disorders. Substances  such as calcium phosphate from North African volcanoes (phosphorous) for diabetes; sodium chloride (natrum muriaticum) for abnormal thyroid; and club moss spores (lycopodium clavatum) for kidney, pancrease and liver problems.

Clinical Nutrition: Relieve and Revive
IMS can help you attempt a better quality of life through clinical nutrition. Eating correctly when living with an endocrine disorder is an important tool that can alleviate fatigue, depression and other related challenges. Live, as well as anti-inflammatory foods such as fruits, berries, legumes, greens and roots can assist in catapulting your system beyond its disease.

Nutraceutical Supplementation: Add, Boost and Energize
Under the professional direction of Dr. Lisanti specific vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids can be implemented to assist your healing. Replenishing lost calcium, which can sometimes be a concern if you are suffering from an endocrine disorder, is a perfect example of the importance of nutraceutical supplementation.

Botanical Medicine: Herbs and Plants Assist the Endocrine System
Working with various herb and plant remedies, many symptoms associated with endocrine disorders could be alleviated. Menopause is an endocrine system change that responds very well to black cohosh, dong quai, evening primrose oil and licorice. Gardenia fruit extract is another botanical remedy that may help type 2 diabetes. Dr. Lisanti is able to prescribe a safe, proper botanical medicine treatment for your endocrine disorder based on your symptoms and health history.

At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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