Addison’s Disease

Oils & BlAddison's Diseaseends: Clove,Coriander, Cypress,Geranium, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang

Also consider: Basil, Lavender

Suggested protocols:

Immediate relief: Apply the following topically over the kidney area (lower back on each side of the spine):

  • Blend 1 – 2 drops Clove with 1 drop Rosemary
  • Or also consider Coriander, Cypress, or Geranium
  • Drive in the oils by applying a warm compress and allow it to warm the area for a period of time.

Long term help:

  • Drink lots of water, it is excellent to add 1 – 2 drops of Lemon essential oil to each glass for further cleansing
  • Consider dietary hints on Diet & Nutrition tab above

Reducing Chronic Stress: 

Chronic stress produces two negative effects on hormonal balance.  Progesterone is converted to cortisol and adrenaline inhibits the proper interaction of progesterone within cells.  Both of these lead to estrogen dominance and the resulting symptoms.

Stress reducing oils and blends presented were:

  • Citrus oils, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose
  • Sandalwood in combination with Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, and Frankincense that mixed together give a very pleasing aroma.  Using 1 drop of each mixed together he would apply to the bottoms of the feet, the back of the neck, the temples and/or inhale the aroma.

Each person has two adrenal glands, one on the top of each kidney.  These small glands secrete a number of hormones that are critical to our well-being.  Adrenaline affects blood pressure,
heart rate, and sweating; mineralocorticoids affect blood pressure plus the levels of salts and potassium in the body.  Other hormones control how fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are used plus male sex functions.  Cortisol is also produced by the adrenal glands and has a number of important functions including helping the body deal with stress.

Adrenal disorders include diseases or conditions where there is adrenal insufficiency and also over production.  Adrenal insufficiency is the term used in allopathic (traditional western) medicine to describe conditions wherein the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient hormones.  Addison’s disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia are diseases that may lead to adrenal insufficiency.  Other disorders can lead to an excess of hormones.  Cushing’s syndrome is one such disorder.  There are also other rare disorders including a form of cancer that fall in this category.  Beyond this tumor, nearby infections, and trauma can affect hormone production.

Adrenal fatigue (hypoadrenia) is a term used in alternative medicine for a syndrome or a group of symptoms that are the result of the adrenal glands functioning below their normal and needed levels.  (Traditional, allopathic, medicine has not yet officially accepted adrenal fatigue as a disease or syndrome.)  The paramount symptom is fatigue or a persistent tiredness that does not seem to be relieved by rest.  Other symptoms may include aches, sleep difficulties, digestive disorders, or a general feeling of not being well.

The common belief is that adrenal fatigue is the result of the adrenal glands not being able to keep up with the stress load of the individual.  This can be physical, emotional, or physiological and can be accumulative if there are multiple and prolonged conditions in one’s life.  The chronic stress may make it impossible for the adrenal glands to maintain proper homeostasis.  Since the adrenal hormones control so many functions of the body (energy levels, heart functions, immune response, sex drive, etc.) a multiplicity of symptoms can result as the body tries to balance itself and restore homeostasis.

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