Your adrenal glands play a central role in your endocrine system. When they are functioning properly, you are able to effectively accommodate and react to the day-to-day stresses that you encounter.
Does This Sound Like You?
Do you frequently have fatigue, anxiety, and/or sleep disturbances?
Do you need several cups of coffee just to feel awake and start your day and then a glass of wine(or two) to fall asleep?
You are gaining belly fat although you are trying to exercise and limit calories?
Or maybe you just experience low energy throughout the day?
You may have even mentioned it to your doctor, only to be told “it’s just part of getting older”.
Chances are, it has nothing to do with age – but it is actually a hormonal issue resulting from your chronically over stimulated stress response system.
Sadly, many conventional physicians will overlook the HPA axis and are not familiar with the testing to identify dysfunction in this system. You may be given a diagnosis like “chronic fatigue” – which is a mystery illness with no cure!
Adrenals & Stress
There is a complex brain – adrenal feedback loop, that can get “off kilter”… called the HPA (hypothalamic, pituitary adrenal) axis. This is a feedback loop between your brain and your body responsible for responding to any perceived threat.
The adrenals, a set of important glands that rest on top of your kidneys, are in charge of producing stress hormones like cortisol – responsible for the “fight or flight” response and other stress hormones like epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
When your stress response is chronically activated, the inability to turn these hormones “on and off” can wreak havoc with your overall health.
Poor diet, dysfunctional relationships, unprocessed trauma, lack of activity, inadequate sleep, environmental toxins, illness, or any type of prolonged stress, can cause your stress response system to be dysregulated, resulting in initially feeling “wired but tired” then progressing to feelings of intense fatigue and exhaustion even after a full night’s sleep.
Without proper regulation from your endocrine system, you may feel unable to cope with normal everyday stress or even handle the normal activities of life.
How Do We Fix The Stress Response?
“How do I fix my bodies stress response?” might be your next question. Well, the good news is that it can be fixed. . . the difficult news is that there is not a quick fix and there is no “one size fits all” solution. My goal is to get to the root of your fatigue and any of the other symptoms you may be suffering from.
That is why Energy Medicine is so successful in rebalancing the stress response system. I never treat parts of the body separately, but look at the system as a whole. Think of it like a person with a leaky bucket who keeps running out of water. If we simply put more water in the bucket without fixing the leaks, then the problem continues and the leaks worsen. While putting measures into place to improve energy in the short-term is helpful, my goal is to find the energy “leaks”.
If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with an imbalanced stress response and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment today! There is a solution.
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