Health-care professionals cite stress-related illness to be as high as 85{3c5d7bedb8d9424d4863845e562599bee79a2158b23e861254be5a91361680b4} of their patients and is responsible for at least two thirds of all doctor visits.  It is also the leading cause of coronary artery diseases, cancer, autimmune disorders, digestion issues, accidents, and respiratory diseases. In addition, it aggravates hypertension, insomnia, diabetes, herpes, multiple sclerosis, etc.  Stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor, real or imagined, that causes bodily or mental tension.

Everyone has stress. The only difference is how we react to it and how much of it we have.  Having tools available to eliminate and/or minimize the effects of stress are invaluable for your health to thrive.  Not having these tools leads to anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, irritability, nervousness, headaches, obesity and overeating, and lack of energy. Prolonged stress ultimately results in serious and life-threatening diseases.

People have reactions to stress that either cause their illness or aggravate it. Adrenal glands are the anti-stress glands of the body—the reserve that the body activates when it is confronted with stressful situations. Your resiliency, constitution, energy level, endurance and your life all depend on your adrenal glands working properly. Your adrenal glands respond to all types of stress in the same way, irregardless of the stressful source. Adrenal fatigue which has become common in our society, occurs when the quantity of stress overextends the body’s capacity to compensate and recover from that specific stress, or the combination of stresses. Once this capacity to cope and recover is exceeded, some form of adrenal fatigue occurs. The number of stresses, whether or not you recognize them as stresses, the intensity of each stress and the frequency with which it occurs, plus the length of time it is present, all combine to form your total stress load.

Many types of stress lead to additional stress – a veritable catch 22. The four major categories of stress include:

1. Physical stress—such as overwork, excessive computer and video game usage, lack of sleep, disease and illness, toothache, a cold, menopause, athletic over-training, etc.

2. Chemical stress—such as environmental pollutants; diets high in refined carbohydrates, protein, hormones, antibiotics, and other toxins; allergies to foods; and endocrine gland imbalances (due to the interaction of all of the endocrine glands)

3. Thermal stress—the body over-heating or over-chilling

4. Emotional and mental stress—If you think you do not have any stress in this area – think again. This type of stress can be just about anything from the worst stress (cataclysmic events such as the death of a loved one, an automobile accident, and a serious disease and illness) to the less obvious stresses (confrontations with a loved one, workplace and financial pressure, and an unhappy relationship). When the smaller stresses occur simultaneously, accumulate or become chronic, and the adrenals have no opportunity to completely recover, adrenal fatigue happens.

Proven Stress-Relieving solutions including Reiki, Massages, Meditation, Hypnosis, Myofascial Release, and Health and Life Coaching.  Reiki is such an effective tool that Dr. Oz endorses it and uses it in his practice. All of these highly-effective tools are natural, gentle, and holistic, and are available at The Lasting Pain Relief Center.

To experience these stress solutions, please call Olympia Hostler, MBA, CMT, RYT, and Owner of The Lasting Pain Relief Center who is a Reiki Practitioner, Veteran MFR Therapist, and Yoga and Pilates Instructor. She has a passion to assist clients on their healing journey by providing a safe, supportive, and comforting atmosphere focusing on facilitating each person’s individual and unique healing.