Battling the scourge of Adrenal fatigue!
Adrenal fatigue is one of the most rampant issues that I see in my office. While generally not present as a stand alone issue, it has a very far and wide reach to your over all health.
Below I have listed and given you links to some of the recordings I often use for my own patients. So if you have any of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue listed below, scroll a little farther, click on a link and do a little relaxation to start yourself on the way to healing.
Adrenal fatigue symptoms:
- Blood pressure: High or low blood pressure.
- Food cravings and weight changes: either salty or sugary, but usually salty.
- Energy: Or lack there of.
- Emotions and coping ability: nope. Not there either. Short fused, ready to blow, can’t cope with any excess stresses in life.
- Thinking: brain fog, not feeling like yourself, feeling disconnected, can’t concentrate or think.
- Immune response: Getting sick a lot, not getting over being sick fast, or just being sick all the time.
- Sleep: Having a hard time falling asleep or having a hard time staying asleep. Or even sleeping well but then waking up and still being tired.
- Hormones/Libido: Poor sex drive, mood swings, irregular cycles, perimenopause like symptoms.
Guided Imagery - Guided imagery meditation is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination in proactive, positive ways.
Guided Relaxation - Guided meditation is a process by which one or more participants meditate in response to the guidance provided by a trained practitioner or teacher, either in person or via a written text, sound recording, video, or audiovisual media comprising music or verbal instruction, or a combination of both.
Guided Meditation - Guided meditation is a process by which one or more participants meditate in response to the guidance provided by a trained practitioner or teacher, either in person or via a written text, sound recording, video, or audiovisual media comprising music or verbal instruction, or a combination of both.
Grounding - Grounding connects you to the energy of the earth or attempts to anyway. It is said to aid in healing and is a great way to connect with nature when you can’t be there in person and free your mind.
Calming your body - Pretty self explanatory.
Anchoring - Anchors are mental objects you associate with a particular state of mind, in this case meditation. By remembering the anchor you automatically recall the state of mind with which it is associated
The human reaction to stress is designed as a survival mechanism for the body. It is a complex cascade of hormonal interactions that exert a profound effect on many physiologic systems to help protect us from internal (illness) or external (sabre-toothed tiger) danger. Unfortunately, in today’s world, rather than a single fight-or-flight episode, such as running from a dangerous animal, our body is faced with a multitude of smaller but more chronic stressors such as unstable blood sugar levels, less than 8 hours of sleep, bad traffic or excessive workload. We also suffer from perceived stress, our mental interpretation of an event, such as a wedding, which causes identical stimulation to our nervous system without ever truly being “dangerous”.