Everything that the Soul experiences, the Body makes visible
Stress - a set of nonspecific adaptive (normal) reactions of the body to the effects of various unfavorable factors-stressors (physical or psychological), disturbing 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 exposure, neuro-psychic, thermal or cold (temperature), light, hunger and other stresses (radiation, etc.) are isolated. Whatever the stress, "good" or "bad", emotional or physical (or both), its effect on the body has common nonspecific features.
Depression (from Latin, "suppress", "suppress") is a mental disorder characterized by a "depressive triad": a decrease in mood and loss of the ability to experience joy (anhedonia), impaired thinking (negative judgments, pessimistic view of what is happening, and so on) , Motor retardation. 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 can begin to abuse alcohol or other psychotropic substances. It is a kind of affective disorders (mood disorders). Depression can be treated, but at the present time depression is the most common mental disorder. She suffers from one in ten at the age of over 40, two-thirds of them are women. Among people over 65 years of age, depression is three times more common. Also about 5% of children and adolescents aged 10-16 years are subject to depression and depressive states. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of adolescent morbidity and disability. The general prevalence of depression (all varieties) in adolescence is between 15 and 40%. In many works it is emphasized that the greater prevalence of affective disorders at this age corresponds to a higher incidence of suicide.
The term "stress" was introduced by the Canadian scientist Hans Selye, borrowing it from the sopromata. Stress is pressure, tension caused by the impact of the environment on an object and means fatigue of the material 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 a state opposite to calmness.
So, what is stress?
Stress is an adaptive response of the body to changes in the environment, to which the body was not ready.
Stress is necessary. They teach organisms to adapt to new, often extreme situations, help them survive, mobilize their strengths, enrich them with new experiences.
First of all, the nerves of our body respond to a strong signal, by which this signal enters the brain. The brain processes the information received, decides on the response and, again, on the nerves, the team is transferred to certain organs.
Similarly, 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 has prepared or run away from danger or fight.
The same Hans Selye noticed that stress causes three reactions of the body to long-term effects:
- Mobilization of all the reserves of the psyche. The body rebels 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.
(For example, try to squeeze your fist as hard as you can and stay there for a while.) Soon you will find that a clenched fist is a familiar state and you can strain it even more, etc.)
On stressful conditions, our vessels first react, their walls narrow, and spasms of blood vessels at a time of severe nervous tension can lead to a sharp rise in blood pressure, violation of cardiac activity and even cardiac arrest.
For example, a stomach ulcer or 12-colon is caused by the strain of the whole organism, which causes a spasm of the vessels in the walls of the stomach and a local malfunction of the circulation of the mucous membrane. It reduces its resistance to increased secretion of gastric juice and its increased acidity. Gastric juice corrodes the mucous membrane, so there is an ulcer.
Under the influence of any stress, the brain emits a stress hormone into the bloodstream, which, with prolonged exposure, leads to disruption of work:
- Hearts (tachycardia, ADD increases, stroke, heart attack)
- Gallbladder, liver
- Digestive tract (stomach ulcers, 12 duodenum, digestive disorders, irritation of the colon)
- Adrenal glands (adrenaline rush)
- Genital organs in women (blockade of the process of ovulation, violation of the menstrual cycle, infertility due to a nervous or mental disorder, inflammation of the bladder)
- In men (difficulty of erection, decreased activity of spermatozoa, premature ejaculation)
- Skin (eczema, hives, scaly lichen, acne)
Often people in a state of stress behave as if they do not have enough air: they 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 provokes a tense state with some unpleasant conversation.
Long-term stress reduces the body's resistance to disease. The immune system, which is responsible for mobilizing the body's defenses, is weakening. In the blood, the amount of lymphocytes needed to fight bacteria, viruses, and tumors decreases.
Increased risk of disease and even death. The most dangerous weakening of the immune system is found in people experiencing a strong relationship with the death of their loved ones.
Emotional consequences of stress - anxiety, sleep, memory, ability to concentrate.
In severe cases, depression develops
What we eat and drink is of decisive importance for the body's resistance. And, consequently, - affects the resistance to stress.
Vitamin B1 - neutralizes emotional imbalance. Contained in yeast, cereals, meat by-products and black bread, it breaks down when you abuse alcohol, white bread and coffee.
Vitamin B5 - helps to overcome the fatigue caused by nervous tension. It acts soothingly on the adrenal glands, preventing excessive release of adrenaline into the blood as a result of stress.
Vitamin B6 - softens the external manifestations 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 to be a physiological phenomenon, something reminiscent of a spasm of blood vessels - we feel a sudden heartbeat, a weight in the pit of the stomach, dryness in the throat, muscle tension. When stress passes permissible limits, you can seriously get sick.
The sleep is broken, memory weakens, all illnesses adhere to the weakened organism.
The World Health Organization calls stress a disease of the century. Stress can not be avoided by the cavity, however, its negative impact can be minimized.
It is important to remember that everything that the Soul experiences is made by the Body makes it visible. Each feeling that seizes us finds its reflection on our body.
We are covered in gooseflesh, if we have something exciting.
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 stomach - we can not digest it.
In our anger, bile is spread.
The heart beats in the throat with joy or falls from fear.
Is there insufficient evidence that we:
- We blush from embarrassment,
- Weep for sorrow,
- Rejoice with joy,
- Pale with fear,
- "The soul goes into the heels"
- "The hair becomes on end".
It is interesting that the connection between emotional and physical sensations is reflected even in the language. We say: "This business is a headache for me" or "he's sitting in my liver". And everyone understands what is at stake.
When you are ready to cry, it seems to you that "the com is stuck in the throat".
Everyone has 100% responsibility for all their actions and thoughts. Each of our thoughts creates our future. The ancients said, "Look at your life, and you will see your thoughts." All we think about is 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 secretion of endorphins by the hormones of the glands of internal secretion, creating pleasant sensations, and bad thoughts - to the release of toxins.
And all this happens in the present
And the first tip: Choose for yourself a pleasant thought - and this will help you get rid of many problems.
Remember: thoughts, emotions, physical activity, food, the environment, people and much more - these are natural sources of stress.
L / W correction will help you relieve stress caused by a source of stress. One hand is put 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 a person is in need, he puts his hand on his forehead, touching unconsciously the points of stress withdrawal, which are under the frontal hillocks. This exercise helps to restore blood circulation of the brain, and to look at the problem consciously.
Also, deep breathing is an ancient way to deal with stress, it helps to relieve anxiety, balance the work of the autonomic nervous system, stimulates the immune system, and in itself helps to eliminate toxins.
Talking about stress today, I would like to note the positive role of stress in our life. Nervous experiences often help to maintain a tone, fill the 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 successful trip can be called a victory, this is a perfect example of good stress. Victory is a feeling of mastering a difficult situation.
Physiologically good stress is characterized by the development of stimulants such as endorphins, sex hormones.
And it is very important that our emotions are balanced by negative and positive moments.