Sunday, September 8, 2013

Epidemic Adrenal Fatigue is Tied to Core Life Issues

I'm noticing a trend. So many women I know are struggling with adrenal fatigue, I think it's safe to call it an epidemic. The problem is, many people don't realize what they are dealing with is adrenals, and doctors often don't treat adrenal fatigue until it gets really bad. The symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
  • severe fatigue - that feeling-tired-all-the-time feeling  
  • blood sugar issues like hypoglycemic episodes after eating (feeling like you're going to pass out, dizzy, heart racing)
  • severe reactions to dairy and gluten (without having identified allergies to these foods) 
  • dizzy episodes and light headedness 
  • gaining weight for no good reason
  • feeling really fatigued after exercise
  • panic attacks or frequent, exaggerated anxiety
  • heart palpitations
  • thyroid issues, either hyper or hypo.
Now, these symptoms can be caused by other conditions, and may be treated individually by a doctor. But taken all together, or not responding to medical care (or getting better and then coming back after "treatment"), these symptoms indicate an underlying adrenal issue.

For treatment, you need a naturopath, chiropractor, and/or acupuncturist to address your specific patterns. Simple supplements can help, like vitamin C and progesterone, as can eliminating caffeine and alcohol, but the adrenals, though tiny, are complex organs that need care from a skilled healer. Support as you overhaul your life is truly fundamental to the process.

If you're dealing with adrenal issues, you need to know two important things: 1) it's going to take a long time to heal, though you can get better and you will gradually get better, and 2) you are going to need to do a lot of spiritual and personal work to get there.

The adrenals are our batteries. In Chinese Medicine, they are a part of the kidneys, which are the source of your chi, or life force energy. So when they are deficient, it is because underlying etheric and astral energies are depleted and unbalanced. Deep core issues like childhood issues and even past life issues have to be dealt with to heal completely. You will need to heal basic issues around self love, personal power, and faith.

And that, I think, is the real reason for this epidemic. Yes, toxins in our food, water, and air are taxing our adrenals, but on a collective level we are needing to address these core issues so that we can all evolve to the next level of human development.

So how to deal with these issues? Again, I think professional help can be key. A good transpersonal therapist, an acupuncturist, enlightened priest or pastor, or a shamanic healer can really help. Even talking to others dealing with these issues can help you feel less alone. Reading Putting on the Mind of Christ by Jim Marion, Carolyn Myss' Defy Gravity, and Soul Retrieval by Sandra Ingerman can also help provide context and guidance. Journal or blog. You are undergoing a spiritual awakening and a Dark Night of the Soul. You are being held by God/dess. And you are not alone.

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