Adrenal fatigue occurs when your body is subjected to excessive amounts of stress over a longer period of time without adequate rest, nutritional intake or exercise. Long term stress leads to exhaustion and long term exhaustion can lead to fatigue or in the worst case scenario to chronic fatigue. Your adrenal glands are responsible to manage the fight or flight response when you enter stressful life situations, and let’s face it, many of us are stuck on stressed.
When you are overly stressed, your adrenal glands are producing cortisol in answer to the stress that you are exposed to which will keep you going and energized during the day. The adrenal glands then won’t produce the other hormones that we need to function properly in our daily lives. People with low adrenal function may use stimulants like caffeine to feel a boost of energy. Artificial energy depletes the adrenals, since caffeine works by stimulating the release of adrenaline.
Acupuncture can help to normalize the function the endocrine pathways and their associated glands. Since acupuncture removes obstacles to the flow of chi (vital energy) through the meridians of the body, it can help reduce fatigue and balance the relationships between the endocrine glands.
Since the adrenal glands are subject to influence by blood flow and alignment of the body, NUCCA Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments can be especially helpful for balancing these glands, as the objective of NUCCA care is to restore proper alignment and flow.
Cell biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief, emphasizes the importance of the adrenal glands in maintaining health and creating immediate response to situations. When our nervous system is healthy our bodies are healthy.
Although our day to day lives of ever increasing demand for our time and attention may seem to consume us, there are solutions. Our office uses a variety of holistic approaches to strengthen our bodies, minds and our very spirits.
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