Energy Tips

Use Energy Work to Alleviate Stress 

More than 90% of dis-ease is either caused by, or made worse by, stress.

Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so common place that it has become a way of life.

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger - whether it's real or imagined - the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the "fight-or-flight" reaction, or the stress response.
 
The body doesn't distinguish between physical and psychological threats. 
When you're stressed from being over scheduled, having an argument, getting stuck in traffic, or from facing a mountain of bills, your body reacts just as strongly as if you were facing a life-or-death situation. If you have a lot of responsibilities and worries, your emergency stress response may be "on" most of the time. The more your body's stress system is activated, the easier it is to trip and the harder it is to shut off.

Long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. Common symptoms include:

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • increase in blood cholesterol
  • weakened immune system
  • insomnia
  • anxiety, depression and addictive behavior
  • headaches
  • constipation or upset stomach
  • back pain
  • neck and shoulder tension
  • shortness of breath

If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it's time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance.