I put a lot of effort in recovering from severe adrenal fatigue. Besides taking care of my daughters, getting better was my job.
I read as much as I could, I found out about various natural treatments and I created an evening routine for myself.
My evening and morning routines were a big part of my adrenal fatigue recovery plan. Healing the HPA axis can feel like a chore but it is so worth it.
Note 2021: I wrote this post a long time ago. I’d do things a little differently now.
I’m not a doctor. This post is not intended as advice. It is just a party of my story. Consult your healthcare provider before starting any treatments.
1. Dry Skin Brushing
Sometimes I didn’t do skin brushing in the mornings so I did it at night. Occasionally, I did it twice a day.
In addition to the lymph drainage massage, dry skin brushing also helps to get the lymph moving.
I had to start out carefully with a couple of strokes in each area otherwise I experienced increased detox symptoms. I know sometimes detox symptoms are unavoidable but at times I wanted to avoid them. Or at least did not want them to get worse.
2. Coconut Oil Pulling
I swished 1-2 tsp of coconut oil in my mouth while doing skin brushing and taking a shower. Oil pulling is said to remove toxins. It is also good for your gums and teeth.
3. Legs on the Wall
This pose was quite relaxing. I lay down on the floor with my legs up against the wall, bottom close to the wall. I’d try to stay like this at least 5 minutes every day, sometimes longer.
Occasionally, I also did this in the afternoons.
In addition to improving sleep, this pose is said to balance hormones and relieve stress.
4. Acupressure Points
These are not the only points I did but the ones I did most frequently. I didn’t always press all of them, but I did them as often as I could.
- GV 19, 20, 21
- GV 24.5
- CV 6
For Insomnia Relief
- B 10
- GV 16
- GB 20
I used Acupressure’s Potent Points book to learn about proper technique.
5. Sleep Supplements
Even though I was against taking sleep supplements, I accepted the fact that I Even though I was against taking sleep supplements, I accepted the fact that I needed to sleep.
- Tranquinol by Premier Labs
- Deep Sleep – Protogenx
- Bio-Identical Melatonin – Protogenx
- Native Rest by Primal Force
- Valerian Root
The ones that worked best for me were Deep Sleep with Bio-Identical Melatonin; and Native Rest.
I used Native Rest successfully when traveling to Finland and dealing with the 7-hour time difference.
Too much melatonin can cause the opposite reaction. So, I started with 1 drop of Bio-Identical Melatonin and 5 drops of Deep Sleep.
Or I used 1 – 3 sprays of Native Rest.
6. Homeopathic Drops
I had multiple chemical sensitivity, hormonal imbalance, h.pylori, etc. I used many different homeopathic remedies over the years including:
- Hormone Combination by DesBio (to treat hormonal imbalance)
- Viral EXP by Protogenx (for viral infections)
- H.Pylori by DesBio (for helicobacter pylori)
- FNG by DesBio (for yeast; for mold sensitivity)
- Opti-Enviro detox by Optimal Health Systems (to help with multiple chemical sensitivity)
- Petrochem by Apex Energetics (to help with multiple chemical sensitivity)
7. Relaxing Breathing Exercises
The best thing for me was to observe my breathing and often that helped it to calm me down.
Evening Routine Changes as Health Improves
I don’t need sleep supplements or homeopathic medicines (only occasionally), but I still do the oil pulling, dry skin brushing, and relaxing breathing exercises.
I used several natural methods to treat my adrenal fatigue; my Adrenal Fatigue Recovery Plan gives you the outline.
Check out also My Adrenal Fatigue Story.