Stress – Emotional Health
Do you feel stressed, run down and emotional?
Stress is the emotional, physical, mental response to something that you find stressful. The effects of anxiety, particularly long-term stress, can manifest as a variety of physical and emotional symptoms.
Stress is often described as feeling overloaded, wound-up, tense and worried, and occurs when we face a situation we think we can't cope.
Stress is referred to as a negative experience; not all stress is bad. Some pressure can be helpful, motivating us to get a task finished, or spurring us to perform well.
However, if stress is ongoing or the stress response continues over a long period, the effects of stress can impact negatively on our physical and mental health.
When we face a stressful event, our bodies respond by activating the nervous system and releasing hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol.
Some of the changes in the body due to stress is fluctuations in your body chemistry (temperature, pH and electrical charge are affected and controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
This autonomic nervous system controls our sympathetic (fight and flight) and the parasympathetic (relax & digest).
The sympathetic nerves message the adrenal glands to release adrenaline (our fight and flight hormone).
These hormones (adrenalin and cortisol) cause physical changes in the body, such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension—our breathing and metabolism speed up. Our pupils dilate, and we sweat more.
These physical changes help us to react quickly and effectively to get us through stressful situations. These may lead, including headaches, muscle tension, gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety, depression, poor memory, bowel problems, recurrent colds, insomnia.
These are the usual signs of ACUTE STRESS.
When stress continues and stays elevated, other symptoms present.
Symptoms of chronic stress include can be classed in two groups!
Physical & Psychological
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC STRESS
- Heart palpitations
- Sleep disturbance
- Stomach upset
- Frequent headaches
- Muscular aches and pains
- Weakened immune system
- High blood pressure
PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF STRESS
- Difficulties with concentration or memory, or
- Feeling overwhelmed
Chronic stress is the stress that lasts a long time or occurs frequently.
Chronic stress is potentially damaging, causing acute symptoms such as
- Indigestion and Gut Health
- Anger – EMOTIONAL FEELINGS
- Contributing to chronic disease such as
- Chronic fatigue
- Low immunity
Aims of Treatment:
To enhance the body's capacity to tolerate stress
To nourish the nervous system
To treat the manifestations of stress in each individual
HERBAL REMEDIES – See Star Botanicals
Herbs for stress and anxiety:
- St John's wort (Hypericum),
- Passion Flower,
- Lemon Balm,
- Zizyphus and
- Magnolia, to name a few.
Supportive long-term herbals are:
- Siberian Ginseng
- and Korean Ginseng,
- Schisandra and
- Gotu Kola, to name a few.
It is essential to develop a regular stress management routine, such as yoga, meditation or another relaxing activity, to prevent or alleviate the negative consequences of too much stress. You need to find some activities you enjoy!! I say to my patients “it is no use doing swimming if you prefer to walk”! Ha! You have to find something you like and maybe do something with a friend. You have to embrace it and want to make a positive difference in your life!
When the mind and body find it difficult to handle stress, it takes that happiness sparkle away!
If you are dealing with any anxiety, fear, pressure, there is always a way to treat it.
Working with a health professional and integrative medicine team to get the best sustainable results.
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You deserve to be happy!
TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
- JOIN THE ENERGY PLUS PROGRAM
- Eat a nutritious wholefood healthy diet 80/20!
- Reduce caffeine, stimulants and alcohol intake.
- Maintain a healthy sleep routine (7 – 9 hours).
- Regular Exercise
- Reduce Stressors in all areas of your life!
- Create a healthy playtime!
- Turn off your electrical devices, reduce screen time, remove social media from your phone and switch off from social media. Monitor your gaming time. Get outside and have fun!
- Use ‘Prescription Only' Star Botanical Herbal Medicines
- Use Tissue Salts, micro-mineral-dosing to prevent nutritional deficiencies.
- Use ‘Prescription Only' Nutraceuticals
- Find time in the day for ‘relaxing', read books, listening to music, pampering yourself with a long bath, meditation, mindfulness. Whatever feels right for your emotional wellbeing!
- Aim to improve ‘Your Style of Life' & find a Healthy Balance!
Please see below a brief treatment (Rx) protocol and reference guide, with choices to help improve your health, lifestyle and wellbeing.
Click on the headings and the blue links within this document for health tips and natural treatment information.
For personal advice and individualised treatment, please book a Naturopathic Consultation.
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Conditions We Treat
Acidity & Heartburn
Aching Feet & Legs
Birth – Labour
Bites & Stings
Catarrhal – Mucous Inflammation
Chicken Pox – Varicella
Circulation – Varicose Veins
Cold Sores – Herpes Labialis
Cramp – Muscular
Ear – Middle Ear Infection
Ear – Infections, Long Term
Eyes – Stye
Eyes – Blocked Tear Duct
Eye Strain – Poor Vision
Fits – Epileptic Seizure
Heartburn & Acidity
Hives – Urticaria
Hydrocele – Swollen Testicle
Indigestion, Acidity & Flatulence
Infants Teething Pain
Menstrual Pain – Dysmenorrhea
Menstruation – General Health
Nails – Health
Nappy Rash – Diaper Dermatitis
Nosebleed – Epistaxis
Piles – Haemorrhoids
Pneumonia – Lung Infection
Pyorrhea – Periodontal Disease
Rheumatism & Gout
Ringworm – Tinea
Rubella – German Measles
Sleep – Insomnia
Sleep – Nightmares
Sprains – Muscular
Strength & Vitality
Stress – Emotional Health
Stretch Marks – Striae
Teeth – Teething (Babies)
Teeth – Toothache
Thrush – Candida Albicans
Tonic – Nerve And Brain Tonic
Tonsils – Enlarged
Urinary Tract Infection – Uti – Cystitis
Warts – Human Papillomavirus
Whooping Cough – Pertussis
Worms – Parasites
Wounds – Healing