Why Are We So Tired All of the Time?
So many people are just exhausted. They struggle their way through the day and after taking care of dinner and the kids they either collapse into bed or in front of the TV. No energy left for anything else – no exercise, no conversation and certainly no sex. These couples are known as TINS – Two Incomes No Sex . They ask themselves: ‘why am I so tired?’.
So Why Are We So Fatigued?
There are three reasons why we are so tired: fight-or-flight; poor diet; and weak hearts.
We are constantly in fight-or-flight mode because of the stresses of modern living. This means that our adrenaline levels are up and our body is charged to stand and fight or to run away. Back in prehistoric days this fight-or-flight mechanism only kicked in once in a while when we were confronted by a predator and were in real danger. We had to either fight or run and we needed a burst of energy to do it.
But today we are in this fight-or-flight mode every day. Workplaces, difficult people, relationship stress and financial stress all keep up charged up. The consequence is that we are pumped up all day and crash when we get home. It also means that our adrenals are clapped out.
The food we eat is not as nutrient-dense as it used to be, so even if we eat pretty well, we don’t get the same nutrition from our food as we used to. We eat way too many high-carbohydrate and high GI foods which sees our energy spiking and crashing and causes skyrocketing diabetes and obesity rates. Poor nutrition also weakens our organ function (particularly the heart) which then makes us tired.
Sometimes digestion issues like IBS, bloating or reflux can impact your ability to absorb nutrients, which can also make us tired.
High adrenaline levels make our heart work harder (in readiness for the flight or the flight). Just like any other muscle in the body, the heart gets clapped out through overuse. A weaker heart doesn’t pump blood (along with the oxygen and nutrients in it) throughout the body well enough. This poor blood flow makes you extremely tired and everything else in the body starts to go haywire because of the poor blood flow. So you can see how this becomes a vicious circle of declining health.
How Do You Get Your Energy Back?
Western medicine has no approach to this problem. Western medicine is fundamentally a disease medicine, so in the absence of a specific disease being identified (which is usually the case) there is no specific treatment for general fatigue.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs do a brilliant job of making you calmer so you aren’t in fight-or-flight mode all day and strengthens your adrenals and your heart so you get your energy back. If you have any digestion issues these can also be treated. The acupuncture points used and the herbal formula are both tailored for your particular situation to return your energy levels as soon as possible.
If you are suffering chronic tiredness, come and see us for a free 15 minute health check. We’ll read your radial pulse and tell you exactly what’s causing it and how it is best treated.
Get your energy back to feel great during the day, want to exercise after work, improve your libido and put some zest back into your relationship and your life.