Fatigue + Stress
Hormonal changes affect men and women. Hormonal balance is vital to a healthy mind and body. Hormone fluctuations occur naturally but can our bodies can be disrupted in many ways and become out of balance. This disruption can be caused by things such as toxins, poor nutrition, and an overall unbalanced lifestyle. Understanding the root causes of hormone imbalance can empower you and give you the ability to prevent disease, improve sleeping, thinking, and ultimately help you feel better.
Stress and fatigue are contributing factors to a body out of balance. Persistent levels of high stress can lead to mental and physiological illness that can really take a toll on your body. ?When hormones in your body are out of balance, chronic symptoms can begin to develop such as irritable bowel, chronic joint pain and fatigue, hypertension, reflux, diabetes, fibromyalgia and cardiovascular changes.
An Integrative Approach
At Shakthi we work with you to identify the imbalances you are experiencing. Using an integrative approach to healing, we use diagnostic testing to identify the underlying causes. Our thorough testing approach allow us to work with you to develop an integrative treatment plan to reduce your stress and bring your body back into balance.
Some of the diagnostic testing we use to help assess our patient?s conditions are:
- Blood testing for hormone changes
- Salivary tests for cortisol and melatonin levels
- Urine Tests for sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA)
- Prescribed Compound Bioidentical Hormones
Some of the stress reduction techniques and hormone therapy treatments we use to help patients heal are:
Biofeedback is a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies. It?s an effective tool used to help patients cope with pain.
Control over many involuntary bodily functions is the cornerstone of biofeedback therapy. It is a widely acclaimed method for training individuals in techniques for reducing stress and for living a healthier life.
Biofeedback therapy has been used as an effective form of research based intervention since the 1960?s, it is non-invasive, painless and medication free.
Also known as EEG Biofeedback, is a form of biofeedback therapy which uses brain training to improve dysregulated EEG patterns. Dysregulated EEG patterns have been linked to a variety of symptoms including difficulty concentrating, migraine/headache pain, memory loss, fatigue, trouble sleeping, anxiety and depression. Using this computerized feedback, the brain learns to increase or decrease certain brainwaves that are helpful for improved functioning.
(Neurofeedback – uses EEG leads, measures imbalances in the brain. Areas of the brain that are overstimulated vs. understimulated. Anxiety, depression, chronic pain. This test in conjunction with other tests give the whole picture.
Neurotherapy can be used to improve and maintain healthy brain function. If you suffer from memory loss, lack of concentration or disruptions in mental problem-solving ability an Evoke exam may be right for you. The eVox system is a safe and effective technology that allows doctors to objectively measure specific brain functions and then provide a personalized care strategy for you.
The Evoke uses a series of informative brain and heart measures that can reveal the areas of the brain that aren?t functioning optimally. Then, your doctor will tailor an eVox neurotherapy treatment regimen to target those areas. The treatment is simple and painless?many patients even find it relaxing. Best of all, there are no drugs and the changes made with eVox are lasting.
Hormones management is not one size fits all. It should be measured, tailored to each individual, and monitored closely. At Shakthi, we use serum, urine and salivary testing to personalize the dosage for each person. We work with our compounding pharmacies to create bioidentical hormones unique to each individual?s needs.
Supplemental vitamins and minerals are crucial to balancing nutrient deficiencies. In lieu of prescription medications, we often prescribe nutraceuticals to help patients achieve optimal health and prevent chronic pain and illness.
Intravenous vitamin and mineral therapy involves injections of vitamin and mineral solutions into a vein in the arm. This treatment is a powerful way to enhance absorption of vital nutrients into the body.
Benefits of Intravenous vitamins and minerals are:
- Correcting nutritional and biochemical deficiencies
- Improving the function of cells and the immune system
- Protecting cells from damage
- Decreasing inflammation
- Detoxifying the system
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