HBP (Hormonal Balance Program)
After a certain age, it is quite common to see in the clinic women with certain menstrual related disorders that can lead to hormone imbalances and infertility due to poor diet, stressful lifestyle, environment, and little physical exercise.
Some common indicators of HORMONAL IMBALANCE:
- Irregular or shorter cycles
- Painful periods
- Mood swings
- Sleep problems around the cycle
- Brain fog
- Decrease in libido
- Sudden weight gain, bloating
You can think of the female body as a bucket. We begin our lives with a full bucket of water, the reserve is full. As we age, the water level decreases gradually. How the water is used also depends on our life style. If we live a very busy life with a lot of stress or we do not take care of our health, diet then the reserve decreases more rapidly and leads to HORMONAL dysfunction.
Hormonal imbalance does not happen overnight. It takes time before the person starts fully experiencing the symptoms.
If these problems are left untreated for a period of time, it may lead to long-term conditions such as infertility, fibroids, premature menopause, osteoporosis, endometriosis, cardiovascular disease, an increased risk of certain cancers.
How does it work?
With the HBP, certain acupuncture points are stimulated with the help of very fine needles. Diet / lifestyle changes are discussed.
Acupuncture improves the circulation in the pelvic / abdomen area and enhances blood flow by stimulating the circulatory system. It regulates and modulates the Neuro-endocrine-immune network which includes Nervous system, Endocrine system and Immune system. These three systems form the biological basis to maintain the body’s homeostasis.
Here is a wonderful Thermography demonstration of how the acupuncture stimulation activates different parts of our body
How many treatments will I need?
In the first consultation, a treatment plan is made in order to evaluate the individual needs. In order to get optimal results, on average minimum 3 months are needed to regulate the hormones. The treatments are spaced out twice a week the first 3-4 weeks and the following sessions are scheduled weekly.
How much does it cost?
The treatment plans include the initial consult and can be used through out the whole year, including the maintenance sessions.
I am a licensed member of the acupuncture association NVTCG Zhong, your treatment will be (most probably partially) covered by most Dutch Health Insurance companies in case you have an additional alternative medicine package. Please check with insurance company if your personal package covers acupuncture treatments. Click here for more information.
Intake Session: 85 €
Follow-up treatment: 73 €
12-session Treatment Plan: 820 € (68€ per session)
20-session Treatment Plan: 1300 € (65€ per session)
** Intake session includes consult + 1st treatment
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Was feeling very tired, no energy(even after long sleep), my stomach was very very selective in terms of what it could digest, and even if I was eating small quantities, was getting bloated.
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