Every day a variety of stressors signal our adrenal glands to produce stress hormones such as Cortisol and Adrenaline.
A wide range of physical and psychological demands like a stressful job, family responsibilities, relationship dynamics, lack of sleep, financial concerns, dieting and emotional distress trigger our adrenals to produce relatively small blasts of strength so that we can cope with these stressors.
In the acute stage this is beneficial because it wakes us up with the intention that we may do something or act upon these everyday stressors. When the stress response and corresponding hormones are activated long term or chronically we begin to have major set backs with our health. Among these set backs are symptoms of anxiety, depression, digestive issues, insomnia and more. If we don’t resolve or deal with this chronic state of stress we may exhaust our adrenal glands, and at its ultimate level we can get adrenal insufficiency/Addison’s disease.
There is some good news in the management and treatment of Adrenal exhaustion; there are plenty of methods one could use to treat adrenal fatigue and chronic stress.
Acupuncture for one has been treating the adrenal glands for thousands of years. Not only are the adrenal glands directly supported through acupuncture, but also acupuncture is famous for its ability to raise endorphin levels that are depleted by stress and needed to help regulate cortisol. Acupuncturists also have ancient and accurate methods for diagnosing sex hormone imbalances and treating them. The releases endorphins make Acupuncture incredibly relaxing and this is one aspect of how it heals adrenal fatigue. In addition to Acupuncture; a practitioner will often advise on lifestyle, nutritional and supplemental advice to help facilitate the Acupuncture and benefit the client suffering from adrenal fatigue.
So, if your feeling chronically exhausted and can’t seem to get your energy levels back up or manage your stress why not give Acupuncture a go?