Feel “Burned Out” with Fatigue and No Drive? Acupuncture Can Help


If you always feel "burned out," with fatigue, weakness, no energy, lack of interest, lack of appetite. forgetfulness, decreased libido, or being easily frightened, low-grade fever, and night sweats, it is very possibly an indication your adrenal glands is not working properly. This is called adrenal fatigue.

The adrenal glands are two small triangular glands located on top of your kidneys. They are responsible for the production and release of cortisol in response to stress. If a person suffers from chronic stress or manages stress poorly, the function of his or her adrenal glands will be affected, resulting in adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue which in turn leads to anxiety, depression, weakness, intolerance for stress, increased allergy and sensitivity to foods and chemicals, and a tendency to feel cold.

Acupuncture can activate the self-healing power in your own body to recover the function of your adrenal glands.

In addition to seek acupuncture treatment for help, you may also need pay attention to your nutrition intake. Eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, onions, garlic, olives, olive oil, yogurt, and tofu or other soybean products. Ensure adequate intake of vitamin B complex to process and utilize energy. Also avoid alcohol, fats, and highly processed foods, coffee, caffeine, and high-sugar products.