AK EXPLAINED - PART 5
Mental stress can be a nightmare! Constant worry, anxiousness, depression… the list goes on. It is important to understand that mental stress can and will decrease the functioning of our body’s during both the immediate reaction and over time. You can find info on the previous two stressors here.
STRESS NUMBER 3: PSYCHOLOGICAL
Studies have shown that just one negative emotion held in mind will down-regulate or weaken your immune system by 80% for up to 4 hours! Although this example may be difficult understand to we cannot deny the fact that when we are sad our eyes tear up, when nervous, butterflies in our stomach, scared, an adrenaline rush. How we feel undeniably affects how our body responds to day to day situations. More importantly, knowing a method to rid yourself of the negative effects of harmful feelings is key to good health. Find out how to “remove the thorn” so to speak, of a major acute emotional stress here.
Let’s get a little more detailed in our discussion. When we consciously think of a certain event, past or present, or react to a current event, our body will subconsciously respond the same way as it did to the original event. I won’t bore you with the details but when you experience a situation there is a emotion linked to it, whether it be good or bad. If in the future we experience a similar situation (mentally or physically) the original response will come back again. This can lead to MANY chronic unexplained conditions. More info about this response can be found in the work of Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov in the 1890’s.
Clinically Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) has been found to produce the most efficient and dramatic relief psychological stress in the human body. It is a noninvasive treatment aimed at correcting the acupuncture meridian system.
HERE ARE A FEW SCIENTIFIC STUDIES DONE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NET IN CLINICAL PRACTICE:
Depression & Anxiety with Low Back Pain
Blood Cholesterol Reduction
THE 3 STRESSORS ARE INTERLINKED
If you are under chronic emotional stress, which most of us are, your body will release adrenaline form what are called your adrenal glands, adrenaline raises your blood sugar and puts you on “high alert”. The more adrenaline released the more your adrenal glands need to work, which over time “wear out” creating chemical stress. Because they are worn out, your these glands will no longer produce a hormone which keeps your ligaments (hold bones together) tight. Your ligaments become lose making you more prone to injuries such as ankle sprains and joint pain structural stress. Again, it’s all connected!
So which one came first and how to we fix these things. That’s coming up next!