Whether you have heard of adrenal exhaustion before or not, it seems to be a condition that is more prevalent in today's society than many people realise. Symptoms include:
- Difficulty getting up in the morning
- Still feeling tired, even after a good nights' sleep/not refreshed
- Increased effort required for everyday tasks
- Decreased productivity
- Lack of sex drive
- Crave salty foods
The Adrenal glands sit on top of each kidney and regulate many systems of the body, including our fight or flight responses. With frequent over stimulation, such as long term stress, the adrenals become exhausted and unable to contribute adequately or effectively to balancing the systems of the body.
Have you ever noticed how your stomach is easily affected by worry, so that your digestion seems to stop working and your food won't go down? Or perhaps you keep getting throat problems when you are suppressing what you really want to say? This is a common phenomena that we all recognise so let's take a look at how the 12 major meridians are associated with the major emotions.