Hormones: What Are They?

Hormones are something we typically hear about when teenagers are going through puberty. What we don’t realize is that hormones are constantly regulating how our bodies work 24/7 throughout our lifetime. 

Hormones come from our endocrine system. The endocrine system (hormones) is the collection of glands of an organism that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system (blood) to be carried towards distant target organs. (Wikipedia) Although the hormones circulate throughout the body, each type of hormone is targeted toward certain organs and tissues. There are many glands in our bodies that release hormones in order to control homeostasis, reproduction, metabolism, energy, and blood pressure, just to name a few. Your glands receive a signal from the brain and release hormones based on what the body is experiencing to make sure it adapts well to its environment. The most common hormone disease is diabetes, followed by thyroid disease. 

As we have been discussing, hormones are chemicals in our bodies that help to regulate and control the functions of our bodies. When these chemicals are interfered with, our bodies don’t function normally, leading to dis-regulation and eventually disease. There are many causes of disruption to our hormones. Our external environment such as the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe all influence this system from the outside in. This is common knowledge. 

Something that is not understood well by most people is the control mechanism of our hormones inside our bodies and how it is regulated and managed. The endocrine system (hormone system) is controlled and regulated by the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Together they are called the neuroendocrine system. Your nervous system controls the specific release of hormones depending on the specific messages it receives. Your body has to have a complete connection in order to operate normally and ensure your hormone system can receive the correct messages sent by your brain, in order to keep you well. They work together constantly. 

Due to life, and trauma, there could be a spinal interruption (structural shift) to your neuroendocrine system, which causes it to malfunction. This interruption is usually caused in the central nervous system, spinal cord, and brain. 

At Platinum Chiropractic we focus on Neuro-Structural Correction, utilizing our diagnostics to test for any internal interruption, locate where it is, and correct the dysfunction in the communication system of your body. This allows the internal workings of the body to send and receive all messages, ensuring your neuroendocrine system can function just like it should.