If you’re struggling with hormonal issues or feeling the strain of PMS symptoms, coMra therapy is a safe and non-invasive way to restore your physical and emotional wellbeing.

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For women, better hormonal balance means better overall health. If you’re struggling with hormonal issues or feeling the strain of PMS symptoms, coMra therapy is a safe and non-invasive therapy you can use to restore your physical and emotional wellbeing. This article outlines how hormone balance works, and explains the exact treatments you can use, so be sure to read to the end…

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UNDERSTANDING HORMONAL IMBALANCE: THE BASICS1

Hormones are produced by your body’s endocrine system; they travel through your system and act as “chemical messengers”, helping to regulate the major functions in your body like your energy levels, metabolism and reproduction.

Natural hormonal fluctuations are normal, but if your endocrine system is constantly producing too much or too little of a certain hormone you will develop a hormonal imbalance, which can cause unpleasant symptoms and lead to more serious health complications.

Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Acne and breakouts
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Low sex drive
  • Insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns
  • Bloating and digestive issues
  • Emotional effects, such as depression
  • Infertility

If you have a hormonal imbalance, it’s best to speak to your healthcare practitioner to find out the exact cause. However, there are a few “common culprits” behind hormonal imbalance problems that we’ll discuss briefly in this article:

Stress:

Stress causes your body to produce extra cortisol (the “stress hormone”). High levels of cortisol can affect the levels of other hormones in your body, throwing them out of balance.

Did You Know? A US-based study has shown that women experience significantly more stress over the festive holiday season than men.2 Check in with your stress levels over the festive period and notice how stress is affecting your overall health.

Thyroid issues:

An underactive or overactive thyroid gland will interfere with your hormonal balance by affecting the levels of thyroid hormones (like T3 and T4) in your body.

Medications:

Certain types of medications, like hormonal birth control, can also affect the natural balance of hormones in your body.

HORMONES AND PMS 3

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the term for a group of body chemistry changes that affect many women as part of their menstrual cycle, usually around 1 to 2 weeks before their period. PMS can affect you physically, mentally and emotionally.

Common PMS symptoms include:

  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Headaches
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Acne and breakouts
  • Digestive issues
  • Low mood
  • Tension and anxiety

Stress and lifestyle factors (like smoking, poor diet or lack of exercise) can also exacerbate the symptoms of PMS.

RESTORING HORMONAL BALANCE WITH coMra

ENDOCRINOLOGY 2There is a growing body of research that shows how low-level laser therapy (LLLT), and therefore coMra therapy, can be used to modulate hormonal functions and help with female reproductive health issues. 4,5

ENDOCRINOLOGY 2 is a useful new treatment that’s been added to the coMra Endocrinology section in our latest User Guide. This is a protocol for treating hormonal imbalance and managing the effects of PMS. It’s ideal for women who want an alternative to taking pain medication, and it’s a painless, non-invasive treatment that you can do in the privacy of your home.

This is a 2-part protocol with one session in the morning and another in the evening. Both sessions can be done with the coMra Palm or Delta.

  • The morning protocol focuses on the thyroid gland and the back of the neck. It also includes the UNIVERSAL 3 protocol every second day.
  • The evening protocol targets the ovaries, the solar plexus and the lower back.

Recommended use: Apply once daily from day 13 to 15 of your menstrual cycle, until day 1 of your next cycle. Repeat the course until you notice a significant improvement in your symptoms.

In combination with your coMra treatment, remember to take time to rest and de-stress, especially during this busy time of the year.

Make sure you have the latest version of the user guide for full treatment details for ENDOCRINOLOGY 2.

References:

1 MedicineNet. What are the causes and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women? Dec 20202 Greenberg A, Berktold J. Greenberg. Holiday stress. Quinlan Rosner Research. American Psychological Association. Dec 2006 3 WebMD. What is PMS? Sep 20214 Oubina G, Pascuali N, Scotti L, et al. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) modulates ovarian function in mature female mice. Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2019 Aug;145:10-18. doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2018.11.010 5 Shin YI. Low-level light therapy for primary dysmenorrhea. Pusan National University. 2014. NCT02026206.