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Stress May Increase With the Onset Of Winter

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Research has been revealing that 90% of all disease is directly connected to stress. Everyday stressors include work, deadlines, getting the kids ready for school, preparing meals, shopping, helping with homework, poor diet, a sense of a lack of time, and lack of exercise.

We need a certain amount of stress to feel alive. However, our current experiences feel like it is coming at us from all directions.

If we don’t learn how to control constant stress, we adapt to it and many people begin to experience certain physiological changes such as increased oxygen consumption, elevated heart rate, raised blood pressure, and muscular tension. You may also experience a higher level of adrenaline and cortisone in your bloodstream. When we are aroused, our blood supply tends to move away from the periphery of our bodies and into the major muscle areas causing muscle tension and nerve stress, just to name a few, all of which can place our bodies at risk for stress related diseases.

With our increasing stressful lifestyles, we may get less sleep and not the quality of deep sleep that our body needs for repair. Many people go to bed dead tired but are unable to sleep. They drag themselves out of bed and through their day just to repeat the cycle.  Some people turn to coffee, sugar or other stimulants to provide a rush of energy, but this short lived answer can kick the adrenals into overdrive. An hour or two later energy drops even lower.  By repeating this cycle, the adrenals may become completely exhausted.

Our bodies are under a constant bombardment of internal and external stressors from exposures to chemicals in our food and water, airborne toxins, pathogens, emotions, and increasing amounts of EMF energy, both natural and manmade.

Through biofeedback training we can teach ourselves in a holistic manner how to balance our mental, emotional, and physical selves to return to a more relaxed state of well being.

Biofeedback has long been touted for stress and pain management and can more rapidly help people with deep relaxation and pain reduction. By training our bodies to be more attuned to stress, we can begin breaking the cycle before it happens.

What Specific Ailments Respond to Biofeedback?

As a result of proper stress management and wellness consultations clients often find relief from the following symptoms:  Migraines/headaches, digestive disorders cardiovascular problems, circulatory disorders, pain, ADD/ADHD, memory loss, anxiety, depression

Robin is a member of the Sandpoint Wellness Council and may be reached at 208/610-9997.

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