How Stress Shuts Down The Body

There can be good stress that challenges us in positive ways so we can grow and develop and there can be types of stress that can just make you feel deflated.

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Ruth Ellen Logan
10 Dec |5 mins

There can be good stress that challenges us in positive ways so we can grow and develop and there can be types of stress that can just make you feel deflated.
If you're dealing with repeated negative stressful events or thoughts the body perceives it as a threat, and the sympathetic nervous system and adrenal glands respond – the "fight or flight response".
If the stressor passes and doesn’t recur, then the body goes back to its normal balanced state. But if there are constant on-going stressors or recurring stressful thoughts, then the body reaches what is known as ‘The Resistance Phase’.
Blood pressure is higher, and there is water retention. The adrenal glands and circulatory system are continually working so making further demands on your bodily systems.
You can feel low in energy and start getting illnesses such as the cold or flu.

Symptoms can include:

  • Persistent anxiety
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of libido
  • Depression
  • Insomnia, etc.

If you cannot find a way to relieve the causes of stress, then major organs can become weak and chronic illnesses can occur.

But, this can be controlled. How you respond to stress can help manage it. By choosing positive thoughts, adapting how we react to challenges/new experiences, and ensuring we take time out for ourselves to have fun, relax and rest, you can take back control.

At Logan Wellbeing we have the following therapies that can help manage stress: 

  • Reflexology
  • Logan Energy Work
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Logan Abdominal Massage
  • Naturopathy/Nutritional advice
  • Counselling
  • Logan Fertility Method.

Our services can be used to alleviate increased levels of stress and anxiety, hormones and is especially useful for those who have been through emotional and deep personal trauma. I can enable you to come from what may be a negative emotional place into a positive one, where feelings about self and others are given the opportunity to heal.

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