How does stress affect the body?
When under stress the fight or flight response reacts. Hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol kick in. Breathing, heart rate and blood pressure increase. It takes 20-60 minutes to recover.
How do we manage stress reactions?
Gaining insight into our reactivity and learning how to use various meditative techniques such as Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness & Reframing negative thoughts.
Medical Conditions Caused or Exacerbated by Anxiety:
Colitis, GERD, Irritable Bowl Syndrome, Ulcers, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, Obesity, Headaches, Depression, Accelerated Aging. Hypertension, Gastritis, Constipation, Arrhythmia, Musculoskeletal trauma and pain, Raynaud’s disease, TMJ, Joint pain., Arthritis
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