How to treat adrenal dysfunction with essential oils 

Feeling something is off with your body, but could not recognize what is it exactly? 

Possibilities are that you may be suffering from Adrenal Dysfunction. 

Adrenal glands which are two small triangular-shaped glands situated on the top of the kidneys are the primary regulators that fulfill the body’s demand of regulating certain hormones. 

When they are dysfunctional or could not perform the vital role of producing required hormones, it causes an imbalance in the body and makes you feel that something is wrong! 

Adrenal Dysfunction symptoms

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Symptoms of adrenal dysfunction 

There are various symptoms that are alarming signs of Adrenal Dysfunction. These are 

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Insomnia 
  • Finding it difficult or not feeling fresh while waking up in the morning 
  • Salt and sugar cravings 
  • Need stimulants like caffeine to keep you going
  • Brain Fog
  • Memory and Cognition Issues

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Adrenal dysfunction is not an overnight situation, it involves various stages before reaching its peak and making symptoms worse. The sooner you diagnose it, the better it will be for you to work on its recovery. 

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Can essential oils be helpful for adrenal dysfunction? 

To reverse adrenal dysfunction, essential oils prove to play an important role. For years, essential oils have been treated as an important element for Aromatherapy, the benefits of these concentrated plant-based remedies are undeniable. 

Studies have proved that Essential oils are a highly effective and natural remedy to balance the hormones and address the issue of adrenal dysfunction. 

Our body comprises amazing odor receptors which can identify 10000 to 100 billion odors and it forms the channel that communicates between your brain and the rest of the body. So, when fragrances reach out to your brain, it soothes and energizes the different parts of your brain giving you a relaxing experience. 

Once your mind is peaceful and positive, your adrenal glands don’t need to put an extra effort to maintain the body’s natural cycle of sleep, rest, activity and productivity.

That’s the reason that aroma and fragrance of essential oils are so effective in inducing a positive response in brain activity & cognitive function along with reducing the adrenal symptoms related to mood, memory, wakefulness, and stress. 

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Which essential oils can help with adrenal dysfunction 

Essential oils will give you the maximum benefits when used in the right combination. There are a total of 7 essential oils that are proven for Adrenal Dysfunction Recovery. These are: 

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  1. Lavender: Bioactive compounds of Lavender are effective to calm down the adrenals, hence Lavender Essential Oil is considered as the most well-balanced oil for Adrenal Dysfunction. 
  2. Black Spruce: Black Spruce is the bluish-green essential oil known for its properties of giving warming and energizing effects to Adrenal, Thyroid and Pituitary Glands. 
  3. Nutmeg: Nutmeg supports the production of corticosteroids by the adrenal glands and increases the energy in the body so that adrenal glands don’t need to push themselves harder to maintain body balance. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that support the immune and nervous system 
  4. Pine: Pine Essential Oil energizes your senses and fights chronic fatigue which is the most common symptom of Adrenal Dysfunction. 
  5. Frankincense: Frankincense is known worldwide for its medicinal properties that maintain overall health. It plays an important role in rebalancing the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which is the main “channel” for stress, anxiety, and cognition. It also calms down your nervous system and helps you prevent adrenal dysfunction symptoms like brain fog and insomnia. 
  6. Bergamot: Bergamot has a relaxing, flowery fragrance that uplifts your mood and de-stress your body. It also readjusts your sleep cycle to fight again the adrenal dysfunction symptom of insomnia.
  7. Clary Sage: It is a perfect remedy to deal with high-stress levels as it instantly reduces stress and makes you feel light by calming your anxious mind. Consistent inhaling clary sage also helps in decreasing blood pressure and stabilizing respiratory rate. 

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These essential oils can be inhaled, diffused, or applied topically to the skin. The consistent usage will definitely give you significant results when followed rigorously with other lifestyle changes and a properly balanced diet. The adrenal dysfunction will gradually get back the body balance once the burnout adrenal glands are fueled and energized with the elimination of chronic stress. 

So, if you are struggling with Adrenal Dysfunction and running out of energy due to its symptoms, then try out the magic of essential oils that will relax your mind and help your adrenal glands to recover and perform better by maintaining your body cycle.

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