One of the most important hormones for women is estrogen. It is of great importance fat the secondary female properties during puberty, promotes cell division, and regulates the menstrual cycle.
Because of the modern lifestyle, there are many hormonal imbalances both in men and women. Women’s estrogen imbalance is highly influenced by pollutants, pesticides, chronic stress, and unhealthy diets.
These hormonal imbalances can cause three major side-effects, thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue, or estrogen dominance.
- Thyroid Problems
The main role of the thyroid gland is producing thyroid hormones that are later transported to every tissue in the body through the blood. This gland affects the function of numerous organs in the body.
More than 20 million people suffer from thyroid issues worldwide. Thyroid ailments can be of more types, and the most common include hyperthyroidism (excessive activity of thyroid gland), and hypothyroidism (reduced activity of thyroid gland). These conditions can cause various symptoms, such as:
- Anxiety, restlessness, and troubles sleeping
- Weight loss even though the appetite is increased
- Heat intolerance and profuse sweating
- Weak, slow heartbeat
- Constant fatigue and muscular weakness
- Cold intolerance
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are often treated with prescription medications, but luckily there are natural ways of treatment as well. There are five essential oils great for treating the symptoms. Essential oils have a soothing and calming scent that offers many benefits in the treatment of numerous health issues, including hormonal imbalances and their symptoms.
- Adrenal Fatigue
This is often caused by stress. Dr. Wilson states that it appears after longer periods of exhaustion, a series of stressful situations or a long period of stress, or after severe respiratory infections. This ailment can damage the adrenal cortex and thus lead to Addison’s disease.
The most common symptoms are:
- Low blood sugar levels
- Joint aches and pains
- Low blood pressure
- Estrogen Dominance
This happens when the levels of estrogen in the body are inadequate, and in most cases, extremely increased. On the other hand, the progesterone is absent or in insufficient amounts.
This condition causes:
- Loss of libido
- Water retention
- Breast tenderness
- Mood swings
Very often, this condition doesn’t cause any evident signs, meaning that the woman can live with it for decades. Once you experience these symptoms, you must consult your doctor, and start using the following essential oils:
This oil has potent antidepressant properties, so it’s of great help in cases of estrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid disorders.
This oil has been commonly used in the Chinese medicine for boosting the metabolism and fighting Addison’s disease.
You should rub a few drops on the palms and inhale to instantly boost the mood.
During a trial led by a team of scientists, where they investigated the effects of this oil on people experiencing stress symptoms for 6 weeks, they discovered that it relieved the symptoms even more effectively than the placebo drug by 39%. Basil oil treats anxiety and exhaustion.
Just rub several drops of organic basil oil on the ear’s adrenal gland point at the tragus, or your forearms.
This oil stimulates the function of the thyroid, regulates the imbalances, and thus effectively treats the lower thyroid or ovary imbalance. All you need to do is rub a few drops to the main thyroid points on the body, the soles of the feet, at the base of the neck, and underneath the big toe.
Clary Sage Oil
The oil that is known to have been used ever since Medieval times. It can successfully balance the hormones, and thus alleviates the PMS symptoms. Add drops to the bath and its effects, combined with the heat of the bath, will soothe the PMS pains.
The quality of the sleep is highly affected by the increased stress levels. When you are stressed, you feel the need to stay in bed all day, or be awake during the entire night. This oil helps you to have better sleep, relaxes the body and boosts the circulation. It is also very useful in treating the symptoms of estrogen imbalance and adrenal fatigue. Just pour several drops of lavender oil on your pillow at bedtime. Its scent will calm you, relax the body, and improve your sleep.