Exhausted. In pain. Having only a few hours a day that I was able to push through to get stuff done. I was tired of being tired all the time.
When I woke up I did not feel any better than I had when I went to bed.
The sleep wasn’t refreshing. I desperately wanted to get better.
I read about different ways to support your body to heal. And I wanted to try those methods. So, I created a mourning routine that helped me a lot.
My morning routine was part of my adrenal fatigue recovery plan. That plan helped me to recover from a severe adrenal fatigue.
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My Morning Routine for Adrenal Fatigue Recovery
I didn’t always do all of the following every morning but I did them as often as I could.
1. Homeopathic Medicines
I used various 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 (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)
2. 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. They all are beneficial in treating adrenal fatigue.
- GV 19, GV 20 GV 21
- GV 24.5
- CV 17
- CV 6
- Lu 1
- St 36
- B 23 and B 47 (I rubbed these points with my knuckles)
- Lv 3
3. Lymph Drainage Massage
I had lots of problems with getting rid of toxins. My lymph nodes were often sore and swollen. Also, I tend to retain water in my abdomen. Lymph drainage massage helped to get the lymph moving. You can find excellent video instructions on my Lymph Drainage Pinterest Board.
4. Salted Water (and Thyroid Supplements)
I started my day by drinking a cup of salted water. Usually 1/2 tsp in one cup of water. Salted water is a huge help in adrenal exhaustion recovery.
(I have hypothyroidism and this thyroid supplement has worked well for me. I take it at least 30 min. before eating.)
5. Oil Pulling
6. Dry Skin Brushing
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.
Basics: Use a natural bristle brush. Circular moves in armpits, palms, bottom of feet and only clockwise moves on stomach. Long strokes on legs and arms toward the heart. Above and below each breast towards armpits.
Check out these dry skin brushing videos on my Pinterest Board.
7. Coconut Oil as Moisturizer after Shower
Coconut oil has antibacterial and antiviral qualities. It can also reduce inflammation… and I’d like to think that I can enjoy some of those benefits by putting it on my skin. Lotions irritated my skin but I found coconut oil to be a good alternative.
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I feel better when I eat some protein in the mornings. When I was recovering I had to eat within an hour from waking up otherwise I got all shaky and lightheaded. Skipping breakfast stresses out burnout adrenals. (These are some of the things I ate)
- Protein (I couldn’t stomach eggs in the mornings so ate beef, chicken or turkey, occasionally salmon.)
- Slice of Bread with Butter (Thankfully, I did not have issues with gluten… I like bread!)
- Glass of Milk of Kefir
- Kombucha Gummies
- Coconut Truffles
9. Morning Supplements
That was my routine for healing adrenals for a couple of years. It was time consuming but so worth it. I still do dry skin brushing and oil pulling almost every day. Occasionally, I do the lymph massage and press some acupressure points.
What kind of methods do you use in the mornings to give your adrenals a boost? Tell about them in the comments.
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