Everything that the Soul experiences, the Body makes visible
Stress (from the English. Stress - load, tension; state of increased tension) - a set of nonspecific adaptive (normal) reactions of the body to the effects of various adverse factors — stressors (physical or psychological) that violate its homeostasis, as well as the corresponding state of the nervous system of the body (or organism as a whole). In medicine, physiology, psychology, there are positive (eustress) and negative (distress) forms of stress. By the nature of the impact, they emit neuropsychic, thermal, or cold (temperature), light, starvation, and other stresses (radiation, etc.). Whatever the stress, “good” or “bad”, emotional or physical (or both), its effect on the body has common non-specific features.
Depression (from Lat. Deprimo - “crush”, “crush”) is a mental disorder characterized by a “depressive triad”: decreased mood and loss of ability to experience joy (angedonia), impaired thinking (negative judgments, pessimistic view of what is happening, and so on) , motor inhibition. When depression is reduced self-esteem, there is a loss of interest in life and habitual activities. In some cases, a person suffering from it may begin to abuse alcohol or other psychotropic substances. It is a type of affective disorders (mood disorders). Depression can be treated, but at the moment, depression is the most common mental disorder. Every tenth person over the age of 40 suffers from it, two thirds of them are women. Among those over 65, depression is three times more common. Also, about 5% of children and adolescents aged 10-16 years are also depressed and depressed. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of adolescent morbidity and disability. The overall prevalence of depression (of all varieties) in adolescence ranges from 15 to 40%. Many studies emphasize that a higher incidence of affective disorders at this age corresponds to a higher incidence of suicides.
The term "stress" was introduced by Canadian scientist Hans Selye, borrowing it from the strength of materials. Stress is pressure, stress caused due to environmental effects on an object and means material fatigue caused by this stress. Since then, the word "stress" has become international and means a certain psychophysical state of a person. You can try to define stress for a long time, but one thing is for sure to say that “stress” is the opposite of calm.
So what is stress?
Stress is an adaptive response of the body to changes in the environment for which the body was not ready.
Stress is necessary. They teach organisms to adapt in new, often extreme situations, help them survive, mobilize forces, enrich with new experiences.
First of all, the nerves of our body respond to a strong signal, through which this signal enters the brain. The brain processes the information received, decides on the response and, again, on nerves, the command is transmitted to certain organs.
Also a strong stimulus stimulates the pituitary gland, which secretes adrenocorticotropic hormone. This hormone, along with blood, entering the adrenal glands, encourages them to release adrenaline, which, in turn, stimulates the acceleration of the heart, increasing blood pressure and tension of large muscles. The body is prepared or run from danger or fight.
The same Hans Selye noticed that stress causes three body reactions to long-term effects:
- mobilization of all reserves of the psyche. The body rises against negative emotions.
- addictive, i.e. resistance to stress, and if the load continues, then ...
- nervous and physical exhaustion, which causes a sharp weakening of the whole organism.
(Example, try to make a fist as much as possible and stay awhile for a while. Soon it will seem to you that the clenched fist is a familiar state and can be tightened even more, etc.)
Our vessels react first to stressful conditions, their walls narrow, and vascular spasms at the moment of severe nervous tension can lead to a sharp increase in blood pressure, disturbed cardiac activity, and even cardiac arrest.
For example, a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer is caused by the stress of the whole organism, which causes a spasm of blood vessels in the walls of the stomach and localized circulation of the mucous membrane. Its resistance to increased secretion of gastric juice and its increased acidity is decreasing. Gastric juice erodes the mucous membrane, so the ulcer appears.
Under the influence of any stress, the brain secretes a stress hormone into the bloodstream, which, with prolonged exposure, leads to disruption of work:
- Hearts (tachycardia, increased ADD, stroke, heart attack)
- Gallbladder, liver
- Digestive tract (gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, indigestion, colon irritation)
- Adrenal glands (adrenaline rush)
- Genital organs in women (blockade of the ovulation process, menstrual disorders, infertility due to nervous or mental disorder, inflammation of the bladder)
- In men (difficulty in erection, decreased sperm activity, premature ejaculation)
- Skin (eczema, urticaria, scaly versicolor, acne)
Often, people in a state of stress behave as if they do not have enough air: take deep breaths, yawn.
The reason for this is a violation of the functions of the diaphragm, which can be observed on an X-ray image, if one provokes a tense state in a patient by some unpleasant conversation.
Long-term stress reduces the body's resistance to disease. The immune system responsible for the mobilization of the body's defenses weakens. The number of lymphocytes required to fight bacteria, viruses, and tumors decreases in the blood.
The risk of illness and even death increases. The most dangerous weakening of the immune system is found in people experiencing a strong death due to those closest to them.
The emotional effects of stress - anxiety, disturbed sleep, memory, ability to concentrate.
In severe cases, depression develops.
What we eat and drink is crucial to body resistance. And, therefore, - affects the resistance to stress.
Vitamin B1 - neutralizes emotional imbalance. Contained in yeast, cereal products, meat by-products and black bread, destroyed by the abuse of alcohol, white bread and coffee.
Vitamin B5 - helps to overcome fatigue caused by nervous tension. It has a soothing effect on the adrenal glands, preventing the adrenaline from being released into the blood as a result of stress.
Vitamin B6 - softens the appearance of stress. It is used with preparations containing magnesium.
Vitamin C - reduces nervousness and tension.
In addition, the state of emotional tension is “absorbed” by chromium, zinc, lithium and magnesium.
Medicine considers stress to be a physiological phenomenon, somewhat resembling a spasm of blood vessels - we feel a sudden heartbeat, heaviness under a spoon, dry throat, muscle tension. When stress goes beyond the limits, you can seriously get sick.
Sleep is disturbed, memory weakens, all diseases stick to the weakened organism.
The World Health Organization calls stress the disease of the century. Stress cannot be avoided by a cavity, however, its negative impact can be minimized.
It is important to remember that everything that the Soul Body experiences makes it visible. Each feeling seizing us is reflected on our body.
We are covered with goose bumps if we have something exciting to do.
A simple idea of stressful action leads to an increase in blood pressure and muscle tension, although no physical actions are performed.
Bad news strikes a spoon - we cannot digest it.
In anger, our bile spreads.
Heart pounding in the throat with joy or falling from fear.
Is not enough evidence that we:
- We blush with embarrassment,
- Cry from sadness
- Rejoice with joy
- We become pale from fear
- "The soul goes to the heels",
- "Hair stand on end".
Interestingly, the connection between emotional and physical sensations is reflected even in language. We say: "This is a headache for me" or "it is sitting in my liver." And everyone understands what is being said.
When you are ready to cry, it seems to you that "someone is stuck in the throat."
Each person is 100% responsible for all his actions and thoughts. Each our thought creates our future. The ancients said, "Look at your life, and you will see your thoughts." Everything we think about causes a physical reaction in our body.
Thought has an active effect on the body at the moment, including chemical and muscular reactions.
Good memories lead to the release of endorphins by hormones from the endocrine glands, which create pleasant sensations, and bad thoughts lead to the release of toxins.
And it all happens in the present.
And the first piece of advice: Choose pleasant thoughts for yourself - and this will help you get rid of many problems.
Remember: thoughts, emotions, physical activity, food, the environment, people and much more - these are the natural sources of stress.
L / C correction will help you relieve the tension caused by the source of stress. One hand is placed on the forehead, the other on the back of the head. Exercise is combined with deep breathing. This exercise is taken from life. After all, you yourself noticed when it is hard for a person, he himself puts his hand on his forehead, touching unconsciously the stress-withdrawal points that are under the frontal mounds. This exercise helps to restore the blood circulation of the brain, and to look at the problem consciously.
Also, deep breathing is an ancient way of dealing with stress, it helps to relieve anxiety, balance the autonomic nervous system, stimulates the immune system, and by itself helps to eliminate toxins.
Speaking today about stress, I would like to note the positive role of stress in our lives. Nervous experiences often help to maintain tone, fill life with meaning. Without such stimulation, you can simply lose interest in everything.
Good stress causes positive changes in the body. Successful passing the exam, a good trip can be called a victory, this is an excellent example of good stress. Victory is a feeling of mastering a difficult situation.
Physiologically, good stress is characterized by the production of stimulants such as endorphins and sex hormones.
And it is very important that our emotions are balanced by negative and positive moments.