When it comes to the question of how to move your whole-body system from one of coping/surviving/managing life/managing stress into one of being able to thrive, your adrenal glands are central. Sitting on top of the kidneys and responsible for the production of adrenaline and cortisol, the adrenal glands are governed by Triple Warmer.
Triple Warmer is a meridian and a key player in the protective systems that keeps you alive when you are in life-threatening situations. When your Triple Warmer energy perceives you are in a life-threatening situation, a series of physiological and energetic processes are enacted that result in you moving your whole-body system into an emergency response reaction. At this point, adrenaline begins to be pumped into your body, triggering the release of cholesterol, oestrogen, and other stress hormones.
One really important fact here is that generally, your body has to choose between making stress hormones and making reproductive/sex hormones. Anytime Triple Warmer rolls out the protective systems then it is stress hormones that begin to rule your body. This is one of the reasons that women can get so hormonally out of balance when they are experiencing long-term stress… the stress knocks out the equilibrium of the reproductive/sex hormones and can send the whole hormonal system into disarray; irritability, sleeplessness, fatigue, polycystic ovaries, fibroids, thyroid imbalance... the list can go on and on. It is a blessing that women’s hormones cycle so regularly as women tend to see the results of stress in their system quite quickly (over a timeframe of only a few months). As long as you are empowered to make the necessary changes (and that is what energy medicine gives you), then you can move your hormonal system back into balance, vitality and health.
The effect of Triple Warmer setting off the protective alarm is the same in men’s systems, with testosterone getting out of balance and leading to a build up of tension, intensity, overwhelm and sometimes aggression. But one of the challenges with men’s hormones is that the symptoms of imbalance can take longer to show up which means that by the time they do, they can show up as deeply entrenched patterns like prostate cancer. Such deep patterns take more work and time to change back into ones of health.
So how do you know if your Triple Warmer is engaged and your adrenal glands are over