The word “hormone” is derived from the Greek word “Hormon” which means “to excite” or to “set into motion”. Hormones are the symphony orchestra of life playing a non-stop concerto of health, wellbeing, and longevity.
Hormones are essential to all of life’s processes. They regulate:
Growth: Human growth hormones
Metabolism: Thyroxine, cholecystokinin, insulin, leptin, grelin, gastrin, amylin, and secretin
Minerals: Calcitonin, parathormone, aldosterone
Reproduction: Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, oxytocin
Production of red blood cells: Erythropoietin
Blood clotting: Plasminogen
Blood pressure: Angiotensin
Stress: CRH, ACTH, adrenalin
Emotions: Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone as well as two neurotransmitters that also function as hormones, serotonin and dopamine
Hormones: Hormones even control themselves: Somatostatin
This is but a short overview, as there are over 80 known hormones, each with a very specific mandate to promote life and wellbeing.
The very best natural therapeutic modality to regulate hormones is Chinese medicine. Each organ system in Chinese medicine has a built-in hormonal component; there are also specific meridians that are largely hormonal in nature and in function. Most of these meridians run head to toe, and pass through specific endocrine glands including the brain. These meridians with their corresponding acupoints become portals into the entire hormonal system. Add to this Chinese herbal medicine with its herbal formulas for hormonal regulation, and also Chinese osteopathy (zheng-gu/tuina) which assures the mobility and motility of the organ system, the cranial vault and the free flow and mobility of the cerebral spinal fluid, and by consequence the body’s hormones, and you have an extremely powerful and therapeutic palate for hormonal regulation. The practitioners of Immumed are government licensed in Chinese medicine and have close to forty years of clinical experience in hormonal regulation.