Natural Help for Fatigue
So many of us wake up feeling tired, and struggle to find enough energy to simply get through the day. If you feel the need to drink one or more cups of coffee or energy drinks on a daily basis, you may be deficient in essential nutrients for energy production. It is also possible that there is a hormonal component to your fatigue.
Most people who feel fatigued on a regular basis have an imbalance in stress hormones, such as cortisol. Cortisol levels are naturally supposed to rise early in the morning to help us wake up, and decrease towards the end of the day to allow for restful sleep. When we are under stress for an extended period of time, cortisol levels will increase and remain elevated into the evening. Elevation in cortisol late in the day can cause weight gain and insomnia, and this difficulty sleeping can lead to fatigue. If cortisol is elevated in the evening, the levels typically drop in the early morning hours, and low cortisol in the morning can cause additional fatigue.
There are a variety of safe and effective options for treating the causes of fatigue with natural medicine. Botanical supplements can increase your cellular energy production and also help to decrease cortisol. These supplements are available as capsules or in liquid formulations. With the right botanical medicine, you can enjoy increased energy without side effects or energy crashes. It is important to take high quality botanicals, to ensure you are getting a therapeutic dose of the active constituents in the herbs. Check with a doctor before taking botanical supplements to avoid interactions with any prescription medications.
Another natural therapeutic option that can give you a quick boost in energy is intravenous or intramuscular nutrient injections. Intramuscular injections of vitamin B12 in combination with other B vitamins can provide a rapid increase in energy. Intravenous nutrient therapy allows vitamins and minerals to enter your cells directly, without having to worry about whether you are absorbing the nutrients you need.
If you suffer with long-term fatigue, homeopathic medicine or acupuncture can be very effective for improving energy and overall health. Homeopathy is a safe and natural form of medicine that stimulates your body’s innate ability to heal. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances, such as plants or minerals. Acupuncture involves the insertion of ultra-thin sterile needles at specific points in the skin, to stimulate circulation and improve energy distribution. There are no side effects from homeopathy or acupuncture, and results can usually be seen within 2-3 weeks of treatment.
There are specialty tests available to determine whether an imbalance in your stress hormones is contributing to your fatigue. Other testing may be appropriate as well, to clarify the underlying cause of your symptoms. With a variety of safe and effective natural options available, you don’t have to struggle with fatigue any longer.
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