Lesser-Known Ways to Balance Your Hormones

Apr 03, 2023
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If conventional ways of managing your hormone balance at home don't cut it for you, here are some lesser-known methods to consider.

Your hormones play a vital role in your overall health and well-being. Ensuring they are balanced goes a long way in helping resolve troubling symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance. 

However, achieving hormonal balance can sometimes be challenging. While you may have heard of conventional methods like maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and getting enough sleep, there are several lesser-known ways to help you achieve this goal. 

You don't have to bear the burden of maintaining your hormonal balance alone. At New Vitality Centers in Brandon, Florida, Dr. George Trim and our team offer cutting-edge treatment solutions for hormonal imbalance. 

Let’s explore some unconventional methods to help keep your hormones in check.

Understanding hormonal imbalances

Hormonal imbalances occur when there's too much or too little of a hormone in your bloodstream. Since hormones act as chemical messengers, even slight fluctuations can significantly affect your body. 

Hormonal imbalances can lead to various symptoms, such as fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, insomnia, and reduced libido. Multiple factors, including stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, medical conditions, and environmental toxins, can cause hormonal imbalances.

Lesser-known ways to balance your hormones 

These techniques may prove effective if you want to try non-conventional methods to balance your hormones.


This ancient Chinese practice involves inserting thin needles into specific points on your body to help regulate your energy flow or qi. Some research suggests that acupuncture may help balance hormones by reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

Diaphragmatic breathing

Practicing deep, diaphragmatic breathing can help activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the "rest and digest" response. This calms and relaxes you after your sense of "fight or flight" has been triggered. This, in turn, can help regulate your cortisol levels and support overall hormone balance.

Castor oil packs

Applying a castor oil pack to the lower abdomen is believed to help detoxify the liver can play a crucial role in hormone metabolism. To create a castor oil pack, soak a cloth in castor oil, apply it to the lower abdomen, cover it with plastic wrap, and place a heating pad on top for 30-60 minutes.

Seed cycling 

This method involves consuming specific seeds during different phases of your menstrual cycle to help support hormone production and balance. Seed cycling may help regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms and menopause.

Vitamin D

Often referred to as the "sunshine vitamin," vitamin D is critical in hormone production and regulation. Maintaining optimal vitamin D levels may help support your hormone balance and overall health. You can do this by taking walks in the morning sun or taking vitamin D supplements. 

When to see your doctor 

While these lesser-known strategies can be helpful, working closely with Dr. Trim to address any underlying hormonal imbalances or medical conditions is essential. He can help guide you in developing a personalized hormone-balancing plan that considers your unique needs and circumstances.

Achieving hormonal balance can profoundly impact your overall health and well-being, and it's worth exploring all possible avenues to find what works best for you. 

If you need expert advice, guidance, or treatment, our dedicated team of professionals is ready to support you at every step. Book an appointment with us online or call 813-859-7339.