Overtaxed Bodies — Adrenal Fatigue
Tax season can be a stressful time of year for many, many reasons. Preparing finances for the IRS may be one of the stressors causing one to feel weary and lethargic, however, work overload, poor diet, and changes in the season also contribute to our “overtaxed bodies.”
If you are feeling tired-beyond-tired, have respiratory problems, suffer from poor sleep, feel very “flat,” or dull, and find yourself looking for caffeinated beverages to keep you going throughout the day, then you may be suffering from what is commonly called “Adrenal Fatigue.” Constant and prolonged levels of stress wear us down, and in urban, modern culture, it is the new normal, …but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Now, imagine what your day might be like if you woke with abundant energy, clear headed, and truly felt great!
“Adrenal Fatigue” is not a diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). What a TCM practitioner does, is to balance energy within the individual and their environment to heal the body and calm the spirit. The TCM practitioner identifies the “root” connections causing any imbalance of energy. The treatment protocol is always based on the patient’s individual pattern of symptoms. When the root causes of imbalance are addressed, the symptoms will disappear.
TCM recognizes eight patterns of energy deficiencies associated with fatigue. In each instance, the pattern of symptoms depends on the patient’s individual constitution, and the treatment protocol is based on those factors. Acupuncture and acupressure treatments may be sufficient to unblock the energy causing the fatigue and related symptoms. In other cases, acupuncture with dietary changes and herbal supplements may be appropriate.
It is essential that the patient seek professional diagnosis and treatment rather than self-diagnose fatigue ailments. Taking the wrong supplements or treating individual symptoms will not promote health and vitality, and can possibly mask underlying deficiencies.
If you would like a personal consultation to discuss your energy potential, please make an appointment. I would love to help to restore your vital energy!
The Healing Point Acupuncture Clinic
Xia Xin, L.Ac., CSMA