How we work with HPA axis disregulation


HPA Axis Dysregulation is currently considered a non medical condition. Functional practitioners often work with HPA Axis Dysregulation when clients have been repeatedly to the Drs and have had “normal” test results but still feel unwell.

What are the symptoms?

  • Insomnia
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Pervasive Tiredness
  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness upon standing
  • Increased heart rate
  • Appetite changes
  • Bowel/stool changes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Depression
  • Apathy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling “wired but tired” or exhausted

What are potential non medical underlying causes?

  • Long term emotional stress
  • Long term physical stress
  • Food or substance misuse
  • Major life incident/accident or trauma
  • Illness or post viral fatigue
  • Structural issues such as “short leg” syndrome

What can be done with the diet to support this issue?

  • Balancing blood sugars to stop more stress hormones being produced due to blood sugars dropping
  • Identifying and removing trigger foods that cause intolerances to stop more stress hormones being produced
  • Targeted supplementation to support the body back to wellness including adaptogenic herbs to stop the body overproducing stress hormone and other supplements to calm the nervous system

How do we support this in clinic?

  • Rebalancing the muscle-organ-meridian connections
  • Offering tried and tested kinesiology techniques for the structural imbalances
  • Emotional work to reduce the impact of stress on the body
  • Identifying trigger foods
  • Identifying and recommending targeted nutritional supplementation
  • Offering advice on the right diet for this issue

Why do we get results?

  • We use a multi pronged approach. We work on the foundation stones of blood sugar stabilisation, stress hormone rebalancing and correcting the structural imbalances as well as identifying the correct nutritional supplementation and supporting the emotional aspect plus identifying food triggers.

What is the long term management for this issue?

  • Keeping trigger foods out of the diet
  • Having maintenance kinesiology sessions to ensure supplementation is still working and structural imbalances aren’t occurring
  • Keeping blood sugars stable with good diet
  • Techniques for stress management