Chronic stress can fatigue the adrenals resulting in a less than optimal quality of sleep and daily life and living.
Stress increases levels of the hormone cortisol, which can cause weight gain, disturbed sleep and high blood pressure.
Homeopathy helps by increasing your resilience to stress and letting go of what is not needed by digging deep into the root causes of the stress and addressing it with your personalised homeopathic remedies. At times, the Homeopathic remedy Cortisol, if applicable to your needs, can aid in the balance of these excess levels. When your cortisol levels are in balance, your body stops producing extra estrogen. It is all about balancing the function of your glands.
Happy people tend to produce lower levels of cortisol in response to stressful situations.
Characteristics of Homeopathic Cortisol
Cortisol is commonly referred to as the ‘stress hormone’. It is produced in the adrenal cortex which is why it is great for adrenal fatigue. It is an anti-inflammatory and aids in getting oxygen into the cells. An important aspect for weight management as it is a catalyst in digestion of food, the sleep-wake cycle, and the immune system. Frozen shoulder and carpal tunnel syndrome both have to do with burnout. Cortisol can stimulate creativity. Interestingly Rhus Tox can stimulate Cortisol production.
Picture of Cortisol
Perfectionists – so much so they never finish their projects
Inferiority complex – this leads them to prove themselves by being overly responsible
Depression – Mood swings – Changeable
Craves carbs and stimulants
The body is depleted and inflamed from a lack of fatty acids in diet
Stress with an overactive mind. A high cortisol production reduces thinking. The overtired brain feels worn out resulting in the adrenal glands shutting down causing burnout.
Thankfully homeopathic Cortisol will help the system recover.
- Digestive system disorders
- Disruption of sleep-wake cycle
- Immune system disorders
- Mental and physical fatigue
- History of steroid uses such as hydrocortisone cream and prednisone etc. These are suppressors that deepen the pathology
- Stressful situations
- Exposure to radiation (WiFi UMTS)
- Addison’s disease
- Exhaustion in pregnancy
- In cases where high levels of omega-6 are causing low-grade inflammations.
Stress reduction tips
Finding the right hobby or exercise is beneficial to reducing stress. I’ve listed a few possibilities here, but there are are so many healing and relaxing techniques to choose from these days, that you have an abundance of choice.
Think of rest as a priority, gentle exercise such as walking or stretching, prayer/meditation, journalling, relaxation exercises, and my favourite is yoga.
References: Fighting Fire With Fire – Ton Jansen, Robin Murphy and O.A Julian.