Acupuncture and Hormone Related Anxiety in Women

April 27, 2021
Jenna Aquilina

Women feel the ebb and flow of our monthly hormonal rhythms.  They shift and change over the course of our lives.  We can experience depression or anxiety related to our hormonal rhythms or if we have a hormone imbalance.  


What can effect women’s hormonal balance?

Birth Control pills, hormone imbalances, PMS, Perimenopause, hormone imbalances with estrogen and progesterone, pregnancy and issues like thyroid problems can all effect the hormonal balance and  rhythms we experience.   


Often hormonal imbalances in women can show up with multiple symptoms and anxiety may just be part of the symptoms a woman comes in to the clinic for help with.  


Hormonal imbalance in women can look like 

more than just anxiety! 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty managing emotions
  • Fluctuating moods, irritation
  • Panic
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Fertility issues
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Low energy
  • Digestive issues
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular, painful, or heavy periods


What can acupuncture do for anxiety and hormone imbalances?

  • Acupuncture can regulate hormones and neurotransmitters which effect anxiety and mood.
  • Acupuncture effects stress response, helping you to adapt, regulate adrenal function, balance cortisol levels 
  • Acupuncture can help to balance your hormones naturally and without drugs.  


What does treatment with acupuncture for hormone imbalances and anxiety look like?

At ilumina Healing Sanctuary, we take a whole person approach.  On your initial visit with your practitioner, there will be a health history consultation so that a treatment based on your personalized needs on that particular day and time can be determined for your treatment that day.  While you relax during your treatment, we create a treatment plan for you that is personalized and may include acupuncture, supplements, herbs, dietary recommendations, or lifestyle advice for example.  


Each time you come in your treatment may be similar or different based on your needs that day.  


For more information or to schedule a consultation and first treatment, call ilumina at 602.957.2602