anxietyDo you suffer from the following symptoms?

  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attacks
  • Hyperventilating
  • Worry

If you answered YES to any of the above, you may be experiencing a form of anxiety.

The increased stresses of the world, whether personal, occupational or societal, can have a detrimental effect on one’s health. When a person is not able to deal with stress, anxiety can develop and the symptoms  can soon become overwhelming.

The human body has developed an ingenious way to deal with the stresses that we encounter. When stressed, the body is programmed to turn on the necessary primary systems and shut off secondary ones.

The body’s “fight or flight” mechanism (also known as the sympathetic system) turns on when stress is presented. Blood and energy is diverted to the systems that are required to fight or flee – such as the muscles of the body, the heart and the cardiovascular systems. There are increases to the heart rate, energy is released from fat and muscles become ready for quick action. In addition, secondary systems such as the digestive and reproductive are shut off because they are determined not to be necessary in this stressful situation.

In today’s fast paced world, stressors can become constant in our lives. The problem with stress is that it can cause the sympathetic system to be constantly functioning. Because of this, blood pressure remains high, there is a heightened sense of nervousness and the symptoms can manifest into anxiety disorders. In addition, psychosomatic disorders such as gastrointestinal ulcers and headaches can occur.

Acupressure, recovery health chips and reflexology are effective, natural and safe treatments for people suffering from anxiety conditions because they are able to calm the sympathetic system by allowing the body to release the neurotransmitters that control a person’s stress level.

Reflexology is also another very effective treatment to help manage stress and anxiety.

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