De-Stress Your Life

Did you know that 75% of all doctor visits are stress related?

“Too much stress on the body or mind can make the immune system function poorly, leading to increased susceptibility to a wide variety of illnesses, Says Dr. Michael Heitt, Psy.D., of the faculty and staff assistance program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Stress Related Conditions

There are many conditions likely caused by stress.  Far too many of us suffer from things like:

Heart Disease Eating disorders Viruses
Chronic fatigue Cancer Headaches
Anxiety attacks Obesity Migraines
Mood swings Peptic ulcers Alcoholism
Psychological distress Poor immune function Smoking- related
Depression Chronic pain Respiratory ailments
Sleep problems Colds Auto-immune diseases
High blood pressure Flu

Medical research is seeing a direct link between diseases and stress.  The good news is each of us can live healthier if we make a concentrated effort to invest in our health by learning to identify bad stress and choosing healthy strategies to overcome it.

  1. What actions can you take to manage stress?
  2. Get organized.  Use a daily planner and prioritize tasks
  3. Learn to set limits.  Don’t agree to unnecessary, stressful obligations
  4. Be physically active and eat a healthy diet
  5. Get eight hours of sleep each night
  6. Don’t take illegal drugs
  7. Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine
  8. Stop smoking
  9. Avoid angry, violent, depressing or upsetting movies, TV shows and newscasts
  10. Try some relaxation techniques, such as self-hypnosis or guided imagery, prayer, meditation and yoga
  11. Laugh!!  Release those endorphins and relieve that stress!

How does AcuEar work for stress and anxiety? The placement of AcuRings or ear staples work to alleviate stress by releasing natural pain-killing chemicals in the brain called endorphins.  In addition, it improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other waste chemicals.  The calming nature of an AcuEar treatment also decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles.  This effect lasts for an extended period of time, which supports you for your “Dynamic Transformation!”

~ by yourdynamictransformation on March 30, 2010.

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