Low cortisol production from the adrenals can lead to Addison’s disease. A loss of aldosterone can cause low blood pressure, dehydration, or even shock. Another sign may be excessive skin pigmentation, and hypoglycemia. Causes of Addison’s can come from autoimmune disease, cancer or other chronic wasting diseases.
Modern medicine treats Addison’s with steroid treatments that may have to be taken for the rest of your life.
It may have come from long-term stress or some severe chronic wasting disease such as cancer. It has been documented in homeopathy to be reversible supported by cell salts, and herbal therapies.
What else you can do: eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and soda. Reducing stress is a must, as well as using Stress Multi-Vitamins from New chapter for optimal nutrition, and Amla-C or New Chapter’s C-Food Complex.
Herbs for Addison’s
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Mood Formula – herbs used traditionally to nourish nerves. Formula: Melissa (Lemon balm), Hops, Mistletoe, Bitter Orange, Peppermint, Valerian.
Dr. Christopher’s Adrenal formula for direct herbal health.
Megafood Adrenal formula that has some herbs and nutrition.
Ashwaganda – nerve, adrenal, and joint health; lowers inflammation.
Eleutherococcus for adrenal, immune and hormonal support.
Schizandra – also a support to the liver and respiratory system.
Cell Salts to Help with Addison’s
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#9 Nat mur 6X – for salt craving, sodium imbalances
#11 Nat sulph 6X – liver support
#12 Silicea 6X– connective tissues, anti-infection
Addison’s Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Calcarea carb – obesity, weak ankles; over workers; cold sweaty hands and feet; calcium problems; hypothyroidism; sluggish.
Iodatum – hyper thyroid symptoms, overactive, can eat but doesn’t gain weight.
Nat mur – dry conditions; results from grief, wants to be alone; craves salty foods.
Phosphorus – oversensitive, fears dark; possible nosebleeds.
Silicea – weakness; nails break easily; feels cold all the time; thin skin; very timid, “lacking grit.”
Adrenal 6c for overall strength and healing.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes