Healing Adrenal Imbalance Naturally
I get asked about adrenal imbalance more often than any other question. And my answer is YES!! You CAN balance your adrenals naturally. Through the lens that I see the world, adrenal imbalance goes hand in hand with nearly every chronic condition that exists. And in our high stress, high achievement culture, nearly everyone suffers from this imbalance at one time or another, and many people chronically.
The obvious, and sometimes not so obvious, symptoms of adrenal imbalance include:
Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Anxiety and Panic attacks
Blood Sugar Imbalance
Restless Leg Syndrome
Post Partum depression
Most chronic health conditions
Adrenal imbalance responds best to a multi-level healing plan. You need to address the Energetic/Spiritual level, the emotional level, and the physical level. I recommend addressing all three areas simultaneously, which is a departure from most situations. In my training, you must first heal the energetic and emotional imbalances before physical healing will occur. However, with adrenal imbalance it is incredibly difficult to stay present enough to process those first two areas if you don’t also simultaneously support the physical body. Here’s one thing to keep in mind as you read through this post—-natural healing modalities are not a one size fits all proposition. Everyone will need a “treatment” plan that is a little different depending on your particular history and physical symptoms. I will try to give you a full range of ideas and tools with which to work as you travel this journey, but ultimately you will have to determine what resonates best with you and discard the rest.
If you break everything in the world down to its base components, it is all energy. Pain and physical imbalance in the body represent stagnant or blocked energy. In order to physically heal, you must first get the energy moving in a balanced manner.
Reasons that energy may become stagnant or blocked can range from everything from high stress to physical injury to karmic situations to dysfunctional relationships. This level is closely related to the emotional level because any form of fear will disrupt the smooth flow of energy. More on that in a bit.
Healing the spiritual/energetic level can be done individually through the use of meditation. However, many people who have adrenal imbalance find it incredibly difficult to concentrate deeply enough to meditate. Guided meditations are a good individual solution. There are many options on youtube or throughout the internet. You can also find a natural practitioner who works with the energy field. Choices here range from someone like me who practices shamanic energy work, to an acupuncturist, reiki master, massage therapist who does cranial sacral work, etc.
Energy workers come in all shapes and sizes and skill level.
The guidelines I use when choosing someone to work with include:
1. Does the healer's energy resonate with you?
When doing healing work, the person you are trusting to hold the space for you needs to be someone you trust. This work is deep and can leave you feeling exposed. If you have doubts about the person you have chosen to work with, it’s important to get clear about WHY you have doubts. I have experienced one of two scenarios. The first scenario happens when your own personal doubts and ego come to the surface and make you feel afraid. his is NOT a reason to walk away from the person. The fact that their vibrational resonance is high enough to trigger your fears to come to the surface is a good thing—-you want those to come up so they can be cleared. The second scenario is when your gut instinct tells you the person you’ve chosen is simply not trustworthy or the right person for you to work with. How do you know the difference between the two scenarios? The first is a decision made from fear, the second is a decision made from love/knowingness/intuition/gut. A good general rule of thumb is “If you don’t know, don’t go.” Also, any "healer" that claims they can "fix" you doesn't fully understand how healing happens. The only person who can help you is yourself---a healer's job is to hold the space for your intention to manifest.
2. Does the healer have wisdom?
Wisdom is not about training. It is both about innate wisdom (think of a child you consider to be an “old soul”) as well as life experience. Most light workers come to this journey because they have experienced hardship as well, and have learned to overcome it.
3. Does the healer have knowledge?
What kind of training does the person have? A weekend seminar in reiki healing is very different than years of training to become a certified massage therapist, or an acupuncturist, or a shaman.
4. Can the healer maintain eye contact?
The eyes are the window to the soul. Someone who cannot maintain eye contact is hiding themselves. A good energy worker has done enough individual healing work that they no longer feel a need to hide from others—-because they are no longer hiding from themselves. If a healer cannot maintain eye contact that is a sign that their healing abilities are compromised by their own lack of healing.
Spiritual/Energetic Healing is like the layers of an onion--each layer must be cleared in order to get to the higher truth of the soul. Don't feel discouraged if a similar issue comes up multiple times in a healing session. Each time you re-visit that issue, you will experience a deeper understanding of it's role in your life.