The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys. They are actually two glands in one and should be thought of as two separate glands as the functions are quite different.
The outer glands make cortisol, aldosterone, and testosterone. Cortisol influences blood sugar and inflammation. Aldosterone controls how much sodium (and thus how much fluid) the kidneys retain. Thus it influences systolic blood pressure (the upper number of your blood pressure). This number is the pressure at the end of a heart beat and is influenced by how much liquid you have in the blood vessels. The more fluid you have, the higher the pressure will go when the heart contracts. It appears, but has not been well studied, that when your body stimulates the release of cortisol, the adrenals put out some aldosterone as well. This tends to increase the upper number of your blood pressure.
The inner glands make adrenalin. Epinephrine, also known as adrenalin or adrenaline, is primarily a medication and hormone. As a medication it is used for a number of conditions including: anaphylaxis, cardiac arrest, and superficial bleeding. Inhaled epinephrine may be used to improve the symptoms of croup. It may also be used for asthma when other treatments are not effective. It is given intravenously, by injection into a muscle, by inhalation, or by injection just under the skin. Common side effects include shakiness, anxiety, and sweating. A fast heart rate and high blood pressure may occur. Occasionally it may result in an abnormal heart rhythm. Epinephrine is normally produced by both the adrenal glands and certain neurons. It plays an important role in the fight-or-flight response by increasing blood flow to muscles, output of the heart, pupil dilation, and blood sugar. Epinephrine does this by its effects on alpha and beta receptors. wikipedia
The power supply to the adrenals is the spleen acupuncture meridian.
When one doesn’t have enough adrenalin, the following symptoms begin:
• Can’t deal with stress
• Poor memory
• Can’t multitask: when someone interrupts what you are doing, you get annoyed/angry
• Can’t stand stimulus
o Can’t stand loud noises/music
o Can’t be around rowdy crowds
o Can’t be around people that are arguing
o Can’t stand to be touched
o Sexual equipment quits working
• Just want to be alone and have people leave you alone
• Can’t go to sleep before 11:00 PM and when you wake up, you’re still tired.
The most common causes of lack of adrenalin are
• Emotional baggage
• Infection in the bone where your wisdom teeth were pulled (cavitation). The autonomic nervous system runs through the wisdom teeth areas. When there is infection in the bone, it acts like a circuit breaker and stops normal function of your adrenals.
Making adrenalin requires vitamin B6, vitamin C and the amino acid tyrosine. These help but you will not feel well until you deal with emotions and infections in the wisdom teeth areas if they are present. They can be diagnosed with a special x-ray device called the Cone Beam Scan.
Adrenalin influences the diastolic (lower number) of your blood pressure. Since adrenalin affects the constriction of blood vessels, lack of adrenalin allows these vessels to dilate, lowering your diastolic pressure since it is a measurement of the blood pressure when your heart pauses. A pressure below 80 suggests you are deficient in adrenalin. Since there is no blood test for adrenalin, it is usually ignored. However, a look at the diastolic pressure and looking at the symptoms listed above will tell you if you are deficient in adrenalin.
When your diastolic blood pressure is low, you aren’t getting good perfusion of your brain (gravity) or any of your other organs. Without good blood flow, there is inadequate oxygen to these organs. Correcting diastolic pressure solves many symptoms.
This site is under the authority of the Texas Medical Board.