Hypoadrenia (Adrenal Exhaustion) is either a root cause or mitigating factor with many acute, chronic and recurring health conditions perplexing our society. If you have worked with treating hypoadrenia for very long, you can attest to the high percentage of chronic recurring cases. Simply feeding the problem with nutritional and glandular therapies or working and reworking the blown neural vascular and neural lymphatic reflexes rarely corrects the causes.
The bottom line is the underlying causes for the adrenal burnout must be addressed or this all too common problem will continue to recur in epidemic proportions.
In the majority of cases, distress is the primary cause of hypoadrenia. Note it is “distress” (difficulty handling stress)—not “stress” that is the cause. Correcting the inner dysfunctions that create distress is key. Stress, itself, is simply the stimulus of life. How we process and manage stress determines whether the stimulus of life becomes a good thing or a bad thing for us. Stress can be the stimulus that causes us to do good things in this world. Stress is the motivating stimulus that drives us to solve problems and make the world a better place. The shocking thing is that 70 to 80 percent of all visits to physicians are for distress-related disorders. 80 percent of all American health problems are related to distress.
Difficulty handling stress weakens the adrenal glands and can cause both short-term and long-term illnesses. Whether it’s a temporary weakening of our immune system or a chronic disorder, distress is commonly the causative factor for hypoadrenia.
There are a number of homeopathic stress related products in the market place that can be simply applied in the chiropractic practice. Whether the distress is mental, emotional or physical, homeopathy offers the chiropractor some simple solutions to these perplexing problems. The more intense the distress, the more frequent the dose. Distress is generally treated with an oral dosage of a specific liquid remedy. Many of the localized effects of distress can be further addressed with a topical dose of the same liquid. For example, if you are dealing with a stress-related headache or back pain, you can have additional therapeutic value by applying a specified homeopathic topically over the affected area. This way, you are helping from the inside out as well as the outside in. I have found both a faster and a higher percentage of results using the oral and topical dosages together.
Additional Causes and Homeopathic Correction
Toxicity: Homeopathy can activate the inner detoxification mechanisms so that they function properly. Most toxicity problems are not caused by the toxins, but by the dysfunctions of the body’s detoxification functions. This is why one person can have a mouth full of amalgam fillings and no problem with metal toxicity and another person have two or three fillings with serious toxicity problems. There are homeopathic formulas designed to activate our detoxification mechanisms and restore our normal detoxification, thus correcting and preventing future toxicity problems.
Any long-term toxicity issues can cause hypoadrenia. Homeopathic detoxification formulas can be key to correcting this perplexing problem. Illeocecal Valve Syndrome is considered by many to be the number one cause of auto-intoxification, allowing toxins to back up from the large intestine into the small intestine and be absorbed back into the body.
Immunity: The adrenal glands produce both pro and anti-inflammatory hormones. Long-term strain on the immune system and “difficult to detect”, low-grade infections can burn out the adrenal glands. Homeopathic formulas can correct the many subtle immune dysfunctions that allow low-grade infections to live within the body.
Drugs: Both allopathic and recreational drugs can create hypoadrenia. Almost every medication can burn out the adrenal glands, especially when taken over time.
Diet: Destructive diets, including excessive amounts of sugar, stimulants, alcohol and general junk food or our standard American diet (SAD), obviously need to be addressed to correct hypoadrenia.
Mental and emotional: In addition to distress are the recurring patterns of the past that can create unnecessary sabotage and stress. Tools such as homeopathy, Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST), etc., can all be helpful for addressing the underlying causes of hypoadrenia.
The more effective we are in helping people, the greater our value becomes as DC’s. Results are and will always be the most effective practice-building tools we can ever have. When you begin cracking the difficult cases other doctors could not, your practice will go to a whole new level. Homeopathy equips you with the safest, most curative, complete and comprehensive therapeutic armamentarium on the planet!
Frank J. King Jr., ND, DC, is a nationally recognized researcher, author, and lecturer on homeopathy. Dr. King is the founder and director of King Bio®, an FDA registered homeopathic manufacturing company dedicated to completing chiropractic destiny with the marriage of homeopathy. Call King Bio at 800-543-3245 or email
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