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How our body reacts to stress! Fight or flight instinct!

By 5 October 2017May 1st, 2019Crystal Therapy

When we become frightened, or anxious our endocrine system secretes adrenaline, cortisol and other hormones to prepare us to defend ourselves. It prepares us to run from danger.

Our adrenaline and cortisol hormones were designed for our ancient ancestors to handle acute stress which is experienced in response to an immediate threat.

During an acute stress response the nervous system is activated. Our normal energy balance goes chaotic. This is known as fight or flight response.

Our bodies have changed since these times and now our bodies are subjected to chronic stress which the body isn’t designed to handle. Such chronic stress can keep the body in flight response which was designed to help us fight a few life threatening situations spaced out over long periods, can wear down our bodies and cause us to become ill physically, emotionally or both.

90% of doctors visits are stress related.

That is why it is so important to learn stress management and healthy lifestyle changes the safeguard from the negative impact of chronic stress!

Long periods of cortisol hormone in the body can cause lower immunity, inflammatory conditions, and injuries to heal slower.

Crystal healing can help the body return to its normal energy balance or equilibrum (balanced chakras) It can take short treatments to notice the calmness return or maybe longer treatments depending how long the stress has been taking its toll.

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