Hormones are powerful chemicals that have an enormous influence on the human body and its health. Estrogen, the female hormone, is crucial for the development of the secondary female properties during puberty, for cell division, and for the regulation of the menstrual cycle. In the world we live in today, hormonal imbalances are very common and they’re usually caused by pollutants, pesticides, chronic stress, and unhealthy diets.
Hormonal imbalance can lead to thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue, and estrogen dominance. Let’s take a look at these 3 problems in detail:
Problems with the thyroid gland
The main role of the thyroid gland is to produce hormones which are transported to tissues in the body through the blood. When the function of the thyroid gland is impeded, there can be problems with some organs.
According to statistics, more than 20 million people have thyroid problems. The most common problems are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, that is, excessive or reduced activity of the thyroid gland. The most common signs of hyperthyroidism are anxiety, difficulty sleeping, restlessness, sweating, weight loss, increased appetite, heat intolerance whereas the most common signs of hypothyroidism are slow and weak heart beat, tiredness, weak muscles, and cold intolerance.
Adrenal fatigue
Usually, this is a consequence of stress which develops after longer periods of exhaustion, series of stressful events, or respiratory infections. It may damage the adrenal cortex and lead to Addison’s. The most common signs of this condition are low blood sugar levels, pain in the joints, low blood pressure, and depression.
Estrogen dominance
This condition occurs when the levels of estrogen are too high whereas the level of progesterone is too low. The most common symptoms of this condition are depression, loss of libido, water retention, tender breasts, and mood swings.
How to treat these 3 problems naturally instead of conventional therapy, that is, prescribed meds?
A great way to address these health issues is with the help of the following potent essential oils:
Licorice oil
According to Chinese medicine, licorice essential oil is believed to strengthen the metabolism and fight off Addison’s. Rub few drops onto the palms and inhale it.
Basil oil
According to a team of scientists, basil essential oil was able to relieve symptoms in people who experienced stress in a period of 6 weeks and it was 39% more effective than the placebo drug. Basil oil is also known to treat anxiety and tiredness. For regulation of the hormones, rub few drops onto the ear’s adrenal gland point or onto the forearms.
Myrtle oil
This oil encourages thyroid function and regulates hormone imbalances. Rub several drops to the main thyroid points on the body, that is, onto the soles, at the neck’s base, and underneath the big toe.
Clary sage oil
This oil alleviates PMS symptoms and balances the hormones. Add few drops from it into your bathwater for immediate relief.
Lavender oil
Stress may affect sleep quality, that is, you may remain in bed whole day or stay awake throughout the night. Lavender essential oil betters the sleep quality, relaxes the body, and improves the circulation. It also soothes the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and estrogen imbalance. Drop few drops on your pillow before going to bed for complete relaxation and deep sleep.