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Thyroid
Female Disease
Male Disease
Insulin resistance and weight loss
Stress and adrenals
Addictions

Thyroid

Hypothyroidism is more common than previously recognized -as many as 13 million Americans have undiag-
nosed hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), according to a report issued by the American Association of Clinical
Endocrinologists (AACE) (www.aace.com/pub/tam2003/press.php).

The thyroid is a gland located in the neck, just below the Adam's apple. It produces hormones that play a
crucial role in the body's metabolism. Hypothyroidism can result in a wide array of symptoms, including fatigue,
depression, cold hands and feet, dry skin, fluid retention, hair loss, menstrual irregularities, infertility, and
elevated serum cholesterol. If left untreated, hypothyroidism can increase the risk of developing heart disease.

I believe that many cases of the disease are still missed. My experience is that blood tests are not always
sensitive enough to identify hypothyroidism. In some cases, the combination of symptoms, physical-examination
findings, and subnormal body temperature may be sufficient to consider initiating a careful trial of therapy.

Symptoms and conditions that improved included chronic fatigue, depression, infertility, menstrual irregularities,
hair loss, joint pains, water retention, and intolerance to cold weather. If this describes you contact Dr Wolf for
more information or call for an appointment at 011-675-3699


Female Disease

Do you have specific reproductive health issues such as:

  Fertility challenges
  Cycle irregularities
  Painful or heavy periods
  Unpleasant pre-menstrual symptoms
  Abnormal pap smears or cervical dysplasia
  Endometriosis
  Polycystic ovaries
  Endometriosis
  Uterine fibroids
  Menopausal symptoms

If so, Dr Wolf can assist you in finding the solutions to these problems and establishing an effective reproductive
health regimen.


Male Disease

Do you have specific reproductive health issues such as:

  Enlarged prostate
  Low sperm count
  Prostatitis
  Erectile problems

If so, Dr Wolf can assist you in finding the solutions to these problems and establishing an effective reproductive
health regimen


Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss

What is insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin, a
hormone made by the pancreas, helps the body use glucose for energy. Glucose is a form of sugar that is the
body's main source of energy.

The body's digestive system breaks food down into glucose, which then travels in the bloodstream to cells
throughout the body. Glucose in the blood is called blood glucose, also known as blood sugar. As the blood
glucose level rises after a meal, the pancreas releases insulin to help cells take in and use the glucose.

When people are insulin resistant, their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. As a result,
their bodies need more insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas tries to keep up with this increased
demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas fails to keep up with the body's need for insulin.
Excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, setting the stage for diabetes. Many people with insulin resistance
have high levels of both glucose and insulin circulating in their blood at the same time.

Insulin resistance increases the chance of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Learning about insulin
resistance is the first step toward making lifestyle changes that can help prevent diabetes and other health
problems

Integrative Treatment


Successful treatment of insulin resistance involves an integrative approach including acupuncture, herbal medi-
cine, homoeopathy, diet and nutrition, exercise, stress management and life style changes. Many studies have
been conducted in China on metabolic syndromes including syndrome X and diabetes. The integrative model as
described above yielded the best results compared with drug-only treatments.

Acupuncture, for example, has been clinically proven to lower blood glucose level and blood pressure. Experi-
ments on animals suggest that acupuncture affects glucose metabolism by influencing the hippocampus of the
brain.

Medicinal herbs such as astragalus, Chinese wild yam and hawthorn berry can yield excellent effects on
lowering cholesterol, reduce mucus and plaque and modulating insulin metabolism. One large-scale study in
1992 consisting of 10,618 cases in China on a particular herbal preparation in the treatment of metabolic
syndrome or diabetes resulted in 17% complete remission rate and an overall 77% improvement rate.

Exercise such as aerobics and Tai Chi, for example, are effective for reducing insulin resistance. Regular exer-
cise daily allows the muscles cells to take up the excess glucose in the blood stream. Effective stress manage-
ment through meditation and other techniques can reduce stress hormones that causes further imbalance in
glucose metabolism.


Stress & Adrenals

Stress is a common word used these days to describe any kind of sensation that is caused by excess stimu-
lation. Stress is an invaluable reaction in our bodies but if extended can harm the body. When you are stressed
your cortisol levels elevate. As stress decreases levels come down but in today's world a lot of people are
stressed all the time. During this process the body produces more free radicals which damage neurons and
decreases your ability to think and remember things. Also when your adrenals constantly push out more and
more cortisol, you don't feel well. You begin to crave coffee and sugar as a source of energy but this makes it
worse. The longer this process continues the easier it is to get to a point where your adrenals become fatigued
and symptoms begin to develop.

Symptoms for adrenal fatigue include

  Allergies,
  Decreased immunity,
  Decreased sexual interest,
  Digestive problems,
  Drug addictions,
  Emotional imbalances,
  Fatigue,
  Feeling overwhelmed,
  General feeling of unwellness,
  Low blood sugar,
  Increased PMS,
  Lack of motivation,
  Low blood pressure,
  Poor wound healing,
  Light sensitivity an unresponsive
  Low thyroid function

If you think that you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue contact Dr Wolf for an appointment to treat this
condition naturally.


Addictions

Addiction and substance abuse are social problems that have penetrated all levels of society. Whether you just
can't get going in the morning without coffee or you are suffering from a serious heroin habit, acupuncture can
help you overcome your addictions. Acupuncture and homoeopathic medications for alcohol and drug addiction
treatment can curb cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms to help you naturally detox from substance abuse.

Auricular Ear Acupuncture treatments can help with various types of addiction:

  Alcohol
  Nicotine: Cigarettes, Chewing Tobacco, Cigars
  Cocaine and Crack
  Methadone (Crystal Meth)
  Marijuana
  Heroin (Morphine)
  Caffeine: Coffee, Tea
  Pain Medications: Hydrocodone, Vicoden, Oxycotin
  Weight loss
 
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