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and the impact it has on our health
Today, it is recognized that stress causes up to 85% of illnesses
Reflexology and Reiki
They are both very supportive in diffusing stress and anxiety. Combining various techniques, Anne's treatments center on both body and mind resulting in a feeling of physical and mental relaxation and encouraging homoeostasis (equilibrium).
Stress reduction improves quality of health and life
Definition of stress
Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.
Two main forms of stress:
- Biological stress
The nervous system plays a crucial role in the body’s stress-related mechanisms as does the endocrine system which produces our hormones. There is an immune response to stress as excessive production of cortisol, the stress hormone, weakens the activity of the immune system which makes us susceptible to illness. Illness is not limited to a nose cold.
- Chronic stress
This is when prolonged tension is present such as in relationship problems. With high level and long term stress, healthy cells change and may cause various physical manifestations such as asthma, back pain, heart problems, stroke, fatigue, headaches, irritable bowel and sometimes even cancer.
- Chronic stress
- Psychological stress
Stress can enhance function when faced with a short term physical or mental challenge such as in sport or challenging work. However, persistent stress may lead to distress and anxiety.
Clinical symptoms and disorders
Signs of stress may have
- Cognitive symptoms
- Memory problems
- Concentration difficulties
- Poor judgment
- Emotional symptoms
- Physical symptoms
- Aches and pains
- Changes in sugar levels
- Heart rhythm
- Irregular periods
- Behavioral problems
- Eating more or less
- Sleeping rhythms
- Drug abuse (cigarettes, alcohol, drugs)
- Nervous tics