How stress affects our body

Acute stress is a response to imminent danger. It turbo charges the system with powerful hormones that can damage the cardiovascular system.

Chronic stress is caused by constant emotional pressure. It produces hormones that weaken the immune system and damage bones.

The stress response begins in the brain. When a threat is detected, a number of structures, including the hypothalamus, amygdala and pituitary gland, go on alert. They exchange information with each other and then send signaling hormones and nerve impulses to the rest of the body, to prepare for the flight.

The body then unleashes a flood of hormones. Adrenal glands react to the alert by releasing epiniphrine/adrenaline, which makes the heart pump faster and the lungs work harder to flood the body with oxygen. The adrenal glands also release extra cortisol and other glucocorticoids, which help the body convert sugars into energy.

Nerve cells release norepinephrine, which tenses the muscles and sharpens the senses to prepare for action. Digestion then shuts down. This can cause significant damage and numerous symptoms.

When the threat passes, epinephrine and norepinephrine levels drop. But if danger comes too often, they can damage the arteries. Chronic low-level stress keeps the glucocorticoids in circulation, leading to a weaker immune system, loss of bone mass, suppression of the reproductive system and memory problems.

It is essential that stress related symptoms are confronted in the proper manner to avoid disease setting in.

The symptoms and diseases that people can experience are too numerous to mention.

Bio energy is a powerful healing science that can be highly effective in treating numerous conditions, the most common being back pain, headaches, arthritis, lack of energy and stress or anxiety.

The body is composed of energy and should flow freely to be in good health. It is when the energy becomes blocked that problems can occur on a physical and emotional level.

A therapist is trained to detect these blockages and release the energy for it to flow freely and remain balanced. This in turn activates the person’s own natural healing ability.

Maureen Murphy has been a bio-energy therapist for over 20 years and currently holds a permanent clinic in Claremorris.

Clinics are also held in Castlebar and Ballina. Treatment is private and by appointment.

For more information, telephone (087 ) 2494022 or (094 ) 9540068.


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