The adrenals and stress

Every client I see at the moment is showing signs of adrenal overload. We have been through an extremely challenging couple of years and the pressure is still not really letting up. This takes a toll on the triple heater meridian and our adrenal glands.

The adrenals relate to our fight/flight/freeze responses and if we get stuck in any of these stress responses we can end up in a state of vigilance and ultimately adrenal exhaustion. There are some simple measures we can take to support our adrenals using vitamins, herbs, essential oils and relaxation techniques.

Some easily accessible herbs we can take are herb robert, licorice, nettle, parsley and tumeric. Vitamin B complex, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc may help. The essential oils of lemongrass, sandalwood and spruce support the adrenal glands.

You might also find that gentle exercise such as walking or yoga may help. Being in nature is highly beneficial for our well being so try to spend some time outdoors. Have a bath, meditate or do any other activity that works for you.

If your stress levels do not respond to the herbs, vitamins or activities outline above then please seek help, Many modalities can help you to move through adrenal stress – naturopathy, homeopathy, TCM or kinesiology may all be of benefit. Stress is the underlying cause of much disease so it is a really good idea to address this problem to support your overall health.

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