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Safer Ways To Relieve Teen Girl Hormonal Imbalances

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Adolescents need to understand their options, risks, and viable life choices. Clearly, if holistic medicine was better understood and widely available in schools and mainstream health facilities, there would be much less imbalances in adolescents and chronic disorders in their adult lives. Parents and health care providers can prevent young girls from the developmental atrocities that modern, pharmaceutical-funded biomedicine has forged into our society. We are coming out of an age of fear and into an age of self-empowerment and education. With the rising popularity of holistic and natural medicine in first world countries like the United States, the future holds a crucial liberation from synthetic chemical interventions for developing adolescents.

Astonishingly, there may be more young women using birth control pills for non-contraceptive reasons such as menstrual pain and regulation, acne, and endometriosis. How do doctors determine that this hormonally intrusive method is appropriate for each woman, especially the most vulnerable populations that are going through massive hormonal and psychological changes in their young lives? Biologically-altering birth control methods used in the present era are prone to cause harmful side effects in female adolescents, specifically hormonal imbalances, menstrual disorders, and psychological upsets. It is much safer and effective in the long-term to treat pubescent hardships using holistic modalities such as lifestyle management, dietary shifts, and traditional Chinese medicine.

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Youth need to know ALL of their options- not just the ones pushed by the Pharmaceutical Industry.

There many serious, long-term risks of taking these pills, especially at a young age, in which many young girls are not warned about from their doctors and have to research on their own. Some of these are increased risk of breast and cervical cancers, arterial plaques, blood pressure, blood clots, lower bone density, vaginal infections, bleeding, yeast overgrowth, depression and mood changes.

Traditional Chinese medicine is an effective type of holistic therapy that has been used to treat gynecological disturbances for thousands of years. Diagnoses are based on the perspective of channel and organ systems and their functional relation to bodily processes. Acupuncture works by regulating the energetic channels of the body, strengthening the body’s life force (“qi”), and eliminating pathogenic factors. When treating adolescents, acupuncture can help with the development of young energetic channels in order to secure harmony in their bodily functions throughout their entire life.

Chinese herbs
Traditional Chinese herbs

Chinese herbal medicine can also play an important role in treating imbalances in the female body. Chinese medicine views blood as an important element in women’s health. There are many herbs that are specifically geared towards affecting the blood in several categories and are used according to the specific imbalances that the prescribing practitioner sees applicable. These categories involve herbs that invigorate the blood, cool the blood, nourish the blood, dispel blood stasis, and stop bleeding. These categories can even be broken down into subcategories such as “invigorate the blood and promote healing of tissues.” Some professionals even say that the blood moving herbs are the most useful due to their pharmacological actions, which involve improving the dynamic of blood flow, micro-circulation, coagulation, concentration, accumulation of blood, influencing connective tissues (thus treating skin diseases), readjusting cellular and humoral immunity, having an analgesic effect, and combating inflammation and bacterial infection. After being studied and used for centuries, there are volumes of information that detail the specific usages of herbs and their combinations with others in herbal formulas.

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Once they see the big, whole-istic picture, it's much easier for them to focus on what they truly need moment by moment.


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