Both men and women can be impacted by an imbalance of hormones like adrenaline, insulin, growth hormones, steroids. Women may also undergo imbalances in estrogen and progesterone levels, while men tend to experience shifts in testosterone levels.
Hormonal imbalances can occur when the endocrine glands are not functioning correctly. Endocrine glands are specific cells that produce, store, and release hormones into the bloodstream. There are various endocrine glands located throughout the body that control different organs, including the:
Adrenal glands help us cope with stress by producing the hormone cortisol. When cortisol levels are unbalanced, we can be left feeling tired after a full night of sleep, have trouble remaining calm, and experience brain fog. Basil and lavender essential oil can help you if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue because they increase the body’s natural response to both physical and emotional stress and lavender and rosemary have been shown to lower cortisol levels. Mix a few drops of these essential oils with coconut oil and rub into your forearms or the cartilage above your ear lobe to bring balance to your adrenals.
Additional essential oils that you can use to support adrenals are:
Thyroid dysfunction can cause symptoms of depression, dry hair and skin, and insomnia. Mix a few drops of Lemongrass essential oil with coconut oil and rub into your foot’s big toe or at the base of your throat.
An estrogen and progesterone imbalance can lead to severe symptoms of PMS, low libido, night sweats, and even hot flashes. Add a few drops of clary sage and geranium to a warm bath. Or dilute a few drops of clary sage in almond oil and rub into ankles to relieve pain.
Of course, there are also many herbs that help balance hormones too, but this email is only about essential oils. If you have any questions or need help balancing hormones, I’m here to support you, email me at: Toni@drToniCamacho.com Also this month I will be posting daily on my Facebook page and Instagram information on essential oils and recipes.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.