Hormone and Nervous System Support
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Hormone and Nervous System Support

Your Holistic Doc

Bring balance to your Autonomic Nervous System during Menopause

The Autonomic Nervous System can often be in Sympathetic tone overdrive in women and this is magnified by perimenopause/menopause when we naturally develop a YIN DEFICIENCY from the hormonal changes that take place.

What does this mean? Sympathetic Tone Overdrive? Very briefly, when we are under stress, we enter into what we call a “fight or flight” response. The Autonomic Nervous System has two arms, the parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. Certain bodily functions are turned on when you are in either of these states. Although essential for our survival, when the sympathetic nervous system is turned on too strong, it is usually under stress and we are responding appropriately but either for too long, too strong or both.

  • Signs of sympathetic overdrive may include but are far from limited to:
  • Feeling on edge or startle easily which can lead to feeling anxious and/or short fused and much more
  • Muscle tension in shoulders, neck and back     
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep difficulties  

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Suggestions I may make at this time in a woman’s life are are the use of bio-identical hormones, which I have prescribed safely since 1989, neurochemically soothing and supporting herbs and nutraceuticals, various forms of movement such as stretching, cardiovascular energizing exercise, yoga, walking, and in general moving that body more in a very structured and routine fashion.

Neurochemically soothing and supporting Herbs and Nutraceuticals are always best in well made formulas. I have used Tranquility and NightGain for many, many years.

Directions for use:

Please take the NightGain 3-4 before bed and Tranquility 2-4 daily either together or in divided doses.