I hear this question over and over again: Is it normal to have flare-ups when I’m under stress?
My answer is this:
Yes! A resounding YES!
We talk about stress as though it was this annoying thing that interferes with our lives, but not something that takes center stage. Well, think again.
Stress is something that can change your entire world….and I mean that. Literally. Stress can cause heart attacks. Unrelieved stress can cause your immune system to go haywire. Stress can cause high blood pressure and weight gain, as well as dozens of other conditions.
In fact, I’ll go out on a limb here and say that unresolved stress is at least a contributing factor to 90% of the conditions that push people to seek medical care. And to go even further out on that limb, I’d say that it’s probably the main contributing factor.
You might not be able to control your boss, or the demands made of you at work. You might not be able to control your spouse or your children, or the stressors those relationships add to your life. So what can you do about stress?
Control your responses.
That’s all you can do, in fact.
And how can you do that?
Through meditation, using various breathing techniques, and also with certain basic Qigong Sound Healing techniques. And sometimes you can just use your voice to make sound. None of these has to take more than 5 minutes, and all can calm down your nervous system. Your pain levels as well as your stress levels will follow.
The video offers a simple little technique that’s designed to change your brain chemistry, decreasing stress hormones, release endorphins and Nitric Oxide - a molecule that has so many beneficial effects that there are books about it. But for now let’s just say that it affects the nervous system and your circulatory system, correcting neurological and cardiac imbalances. And guess what? It’s something you probably already do - but not with the knowledge or intention of healing.
Click here to watch a little video. I only talk about stress levels in the video, but there’s tons of research on the effects on pain as well.
Oh…..and I’d love it if you’d scroll down and leave a comment. Have you done this before? How did it work for you?