Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
At Lotus Path Wellness Center we closely monitor all aspects of the endocrine system. Because of the delicate balance of the many players in the endocrine system, it is important to monitor and adjust the hormone levels of the adrenals, thyroid, pancreas, pituitary, ovaries and testes. For example, if you are experiencing low energy, hair loss, dry skin and depression, we would look at how well both adrenal and thyroid are functioning. Since these symptoms can occur from a dysfunction in both glands, the investigation could include a complete blood test for thyroid function and a saliva test to evaluate cortisol and DHEA levels. Through data collected we can then formulate a treatment plan to nourish and support the endocrine glands.
Treatment can come from a myriad of paradigms. Dr. Belluccio can choose from several different protocols depending a patients particular needs or desires. If a patient desires only herbal therapy, she can incorporate both Chinese and western herbal therapy into a treatment plan to correct for imbalances. Some patients request treatment especially for peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms using Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). This treatment will only be prescribed after collecting data on hormone levels for both men and women. Due to the delicate balancing act of hormone therapy it’s imperative to monitor either saliva or urine for hormone levels never to exceed physiological ranges. A third option for treatment is using homeopathic preparations. Many patients do very well on sublingual remedies that work on an energetic level to increase vitality and youthfulness.
With the advent of “anti-aging” medicine, we now have the knowledge and tools to stay healthier longer and delay the ravages of aging for years. Of course, no single therapy takes the place of a healthy lifestyle including exercise, wise food choices and stress reduction.