Everything that the Soul experiences, the Body makes visible
Stress (from the English stress - load, tension; state of increased tension) - a set of non-specific adaptive (normal) reactions of the body to the effects of various adverse stress factors (physical or psychological) that disrupt its homeostasis, as well as the corresponding state of the body’s nervous system (or organism as a whole). In medicine, physiology, psychology, positive (eustress) and negative (distress) forms of stress are distinguished. By the nature of the effect, neuropsychic, thermal or cold (temperature), light, starvation and other stresses (radiation, etc.) are distinguished. Whatever the stress, “good” or “bad”, emotional or physical (or both at the same time), its effect on the body has common nonspecific features.
Depression (from Latin deprimo - “crush”, “crush”) - a mental disorder characterized by a “depressive triad”: decreased mood and loss of ability to experience joy (anhedonia), impaired thinking (negative judgments, pessimistic outlook and so on) motor inhibition. With depression, self-esteem is reduced, there is a loss of interest in life and habitual activity. In some cases, a person suffering from it may begin to abuse alcohol or other psychotropic substances. It is a kind of affective disorder (mood disorder). Depression is treatable, but at the present time it is depression that is the most common mental disorder. Every tenth woman over the age of 40 suffers from it, two thirds of them are women. Among people over 65, depression is three times more common. Also, about 5% of children and adolescents aged 10-16 years are affected by depression and depressive states. According to the World Health Organization, depression is a leading cause of teenage morbidity and disability. The total prevalence of depression (all varieties) in adolescence is from 15 to 40%. Many works emphasize that a higher prevalence of affective disorders at this age corresponds to a higher suicide rate.
The term "stress" was introduced by Canadian scientist Hans Selye, borrowing it from sopromat. Stress is pressure, stress caused by the influence of the environment 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 that “stress” is the opposite of calm.
So what is stress?
Stress is the body's adaptive response to environmental changes that the body was not ready for.
Stress is needed. They teach organisms to adapt in new, often extreme situations, help to survive, mobilize forces, enrich 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, makes a decision on the response and, again, along the nerves, the team is transmitted to certain organs.
Also, a strong stimulus stimulates the pituitary gland, which secretes adrenocorticotropic hormone. This hormone, together with blood, entering the adrenal glands, induces them to release adrenaline, which, in turn, stimulates the acceleration of the heart, increased blood pressure and tension of large muscles. The body has prepared either to flee from danger or to fight.
The same Hans Selye noted that stress causes three reactions of the body to prolonged exposure:
- mobilization of all reserves of the psyche. The body rebels against negative emotions.
- addiction, 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 clench your fist as much as possible and stay so for a while. Soon you will find that the clenched fist is a familiar state and can be strained even harder, etc.)
First of all, our blood vessels react to stressful conditions, their walls narrow, and spasms of blood vessels at the time of strong nervous tension can lead to a sharp increase in blood pressure, impaired cardiac activity and even cardiac arrest.
For example, a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer is caused by tension in the whole organism, which causes spasm of blood vessels in the walls of the stomach and local disturbance of the blood circulation of the mucous membrane. Its resistance to increased secretion of gastric juice and its increased acidity is reduced. Gastric juice corrodes the mucous membrane, so an ulcer appears.
Under the influence of any stress, the brain releases the stress hormone into the blood, which, after prolonged exposure, leads to disruption of work:
- Heart (tachycardia, increased blood pressure, stroke, heart attack)
- The stomach
- Gall bladder, liver
- Digestive tract (stomach ulcers, 12 duodenal ulcer, digestive disorders, irritation of the colon)
- Adrenal gland (adrenaline rush)
- Genital organs in women (blockade of the ovulation process, menstrual irregularities, infertility due to a nervous or mental disorder, inflammation of the bladder)
- In men (difficulty in erection, decreased sperm activity, premature ejaculation)
- Skin (eczema, urticaria, scaly lichen, acne)
Often people under stress behave as if they lack 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, if the patient is provoked by a tense state by some unpleasant conversation.
Prolonged stress reduces the body's resistance to disease. The immune system responsible for mobilizing the body's defenses is weakening. In the blood, the number of lymphocytes necessary to fight bacteria, viruses, and tumors decreases.
The risk of illness and even death increases. The most dangerous weakening of the immune system is found in people experiencing a strong one due to the death of those closest to them.
The emotional consequences of stress are anxiety, impaired sleep, memory, and ability to concentrate.
In severe cases, depression develops
What we eat and drink is crucial for the body's resistance. And, therefore, it affects stress resistance.
Vitamin B1 - neutralizes emotional imbalance. It is found in yeast, cereal products, meat by-products and brown bread, and is destroyed by the abuse of alcohol, white bread and coffee.
Vitamin B5 - helps to overcome fatigue caused by nervous tension. It has a calming effect on the adrenal glands, preventing the excess release of adrenaline into the bloodstream 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 “amortize” chromium, zinc, lithium and magnesium.
Medicine considers stress a physiological phenomenon, somewhat reminiscent of a spasm of blood vessels - we feel a sudden heartbeat, heaviness in the stomach, dry throat, muscle tension. When stress goes beyond permissible limits, you can become seriously ill.
Sleep is disturbed, memory weakens, all diseases adhere to a weakened body.
The World Health Organization calls stress the disease of the century. Stress cannot be avoided by the cavity, however, its negative impact can be minimized.
It is important to remember that everything that the Soul experiences the Body makes visible. Every feeling that possesses us is reflected on our body.
We get goosebumps if we have something exciting to do.
A simple idea of the intense action leads to a rise in blood pressure and muscle tension, although physical actions are not performed.
Bad news hits the spoon - we can't digest it.
In our anger, bile spills.
A heart pounds in the throat with joy or falls with fear.
Is there insufficient evidence that we:
- Blushing with embarrassment
- Crying with sadness
- Rejoicing in joy
- Turning pale with fear
- “The soul goes to heels”
- "Hair becomes on end."
Interestingly, the connection between emotional and physical sensations is reflected even in the language. We say: "This is a headache for me" or "he is sitting in my liver." And everyone understands what is at stake.
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 of our thoughts 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 muscle reactions.
Good memories lead to the release of endorphins by hormones by the endocrine glands, which create a pleasant sensation, and bad thoughts lead to the release of toxins.
And all this happens in the present
And the first 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 more are natural sources of stress.
L / Z correction will help you relieve stress caused by a 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. You yourself noticed when it’s hard for a person, he puts his hand on his forehead, touching unconsciously the stress relief points that are under the frontal tubercles. This exercise helps to restore the blood circulation of the brain, and look at the problem consciously.
Deep breathing is also an ancient way of dealing with stress, it helps to relieve anxiety, balance the work of the autonomous nervous system, stimulates the immune system, and in itself helps to eliminate toxins.
Speaking about stress today, I would like to note the positive role of stress in our lives. Nervous experiences often help maintain tone, fill life with meaning. Without such stimulation, you can simply lose interest in everything.
Good stresses cause positive changes in the body. Successful passing the exam, a successful trip can be called a victory, this is a great example of good stress. Victory is the feeling of mastering a difficult situation.
Physiologically good stress is characterized by the production of stimulants such as endorphins, sex hormones.
And it is very important that our emotions are balanced by negative and positive moments.