Therapies for health, aging well and stress management
Stress affects the whole mind-body, so if you have headaches, palpitations and other inflammatory dis-ease or sleepless nights, stomach and digestive disorders etc, complete a self-check (refer to How to Identify Stress) and/or consult your health practitioner to determine if these are associated with mental/emotional stress.
In stressful situations the sympathetic system gives you an extra kick of adrenaline and prepares you to ‘fight or take flight’. The parasympathetic allows you in non-stressful situations to 'rest and digest'. However, if you experience repeated bursts of stress or stressful situations where your nervous system is unable to cope, you may develop panic attacks, rapid heartbeat, migraines, stomach upsets etc.
Below is an animated video by Dr Mike Evans that may also help you learn how to cope with stress, courteous of Health Navigator NZ.