Healthy hormones are essential to our well-being, and over 250 different hormones have the job of governing functions throughout our body. When they are out of balance our health is affected, but when they are in balance we can thrive.
Our adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system and when they are compromised, our body cannot regulate the amount of adrenaline and cortisol released. Both hormones play an important part in how we handle stress, and if unbalanced, we can experience adrenal fatigue or even adrenal burn-out. Issues with the adrenals can lead to depression, exhaustion, memory loss, and a harder time coping with our daily lives. Fortunately, using some Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) techniques can help bring the adrenals into balance.
Buzzing or pressing on the adrenal points, located one inch above and one inch out from the naval, for about 15 seconds can help. Do this on the front of the body, and on the corresponding areas on the back of the body regularly.
Cortisol is another hormone that regulates stress and can lead to imbalances in blood pressure and immune function, among other things. The Metabolic Tummy Breath is an exercise that can balance this hormone. Breathe in and suck in your tummy until you cannot take in anymore air. At that point take in three very quick, tiny breaths. Then exhale while still sucking in your tummy. When it feels like you cannot release anymore air, breathe out three quick, tiny breaths. You can also do the Daily Energy Routine (Front Porch, Jan. and Feb. 2018) to help lower stress and prevent excess cortisol.
Thyroid problems seem to be the issue of the day for many, and you can help this organ with hormone production by simply stretching your neck, to the side and up and down, often. Holding a spot right at the base of the throat (the hollow at the bottom of your neck) and holding your temples at the same time, can also help balance the thyroid.
Three glands that play a key role in hormone production and regulation are the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the pineal gland. Connecting four areas on the head that help with the blood flow of these glands can help balance the hormones they govern.
Begin with a crown pull to open space in your head for energy to move. Start with your thumbs on your temples and your fingertips in the middle of your forehead. With pressure, stretch your forehead by moving your fingers to your temples. Repeat at your hairline and move over your head until you reach the base of your neck. Pull across it, and place your fingers behind your shoulders. Squeeze your shoulders and pull your fingers over them to the front. Take a deep breath and pull your hands off.
Then place the palm of your left hand over your hair line and lay your fingers over the top of your head. Place the palm of your right hand on the back of your head directly behind your eyes with those fingers meeting the fingers of your left hand, and take some deep breaths. This is called the Rooster Comb Hold (for obvious reasons) and though it may seem awkward at first, doing this as part of your energy routine maintenance can go a long way in maintaining the health of your hormones.
(Published in Front Porch magazine- Nov. 2017)