Stress Management With
Alternative Medicine and Stress Management Stress is
necessary. It occurs as a normal part of life in response to
changes, and real or perceived threats. Stress is also helpful
in the face of a threat or challenge.
Stress is harmful and can be dangerous when the emotional,
physical and psychological reactions do not abate or return to
normal. Since stress is subjective and affects everyone
differently taking a holistic approach to stress management is
most beneficial. Many practices used in holistic medicine today
are based on Ancient Healing Ways.
Practitioners of naturopathy, homeopathy and allopathic
medicine believe that through reclaiming the old ways and
connecting you with nature and your own innate being that your
life will be fulfilled with wisdom, balance and meaning. Most
of this basis is in energy. Some forms of ancient healing have
been used regularly through the times, and some are gaining in
popularity and widespread use by the western world as more
information and research is available and holistic practices
are becoming more widely accepted.
Ayurveda for instance has been practiced in India for
thousands of years. It is described as a science of life.
Writings about this type of practice exist from six thousand
years ago but it is believed to have been in practice even
longer than that. There are those that say it has been around
since the dawn of time because our very existence is governed
Aromatherapy is one practice used in Ayurveda. Aromatherapy
is the name given to holistic treatments that use essential
oils of plants for healing and to improve physical and
emotional well -being. Most parts of the world have a history
of using plants for medicinal purposes. Indian Head massage is
another ancient practice that helps to counterbalance the
effects of stress.
American Indians, Indonesia, Ancient Greece and Rome,
France, Russia and the United Kingdom have used different forms
of massage for thousands of years around the world. The
applications of Seichim are believed to go back as far as
Ancient Egypt and even Atlantis.
Today's Stress Cure Fact
Workplace StressThe human body can adequately experience stress and react to it. Stress can be a positive thing, however too much stress or prolonged stress has negative effects on the body. Acute stress is the body's reaction to an immediate threat, whether it be real or perceived. This reaction is often referred to as the fight or flight response. Stressors such as physical or emotional trauma, or environmental factors such as noise, light and crowds can cause acute stress. These and other stressors activate the part of the brain called the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis. This triggers the production and release of steroid hormones, particularly the primary stress hormone cortisol. coping with stress
Their uses in treatments are almost identical to that of
Reiki. Other ancient types of manipulation of the body include
Reflexology, Acupuncture and Acupressure and are considered
extremely useful for relaxation and stress management. Another
ancient form of treatment that is used in stress management
today is gemstone therapy.
Its use has been attributed to ancient Greeks, Egyptians and
in Judaic cultures however the Vedic culture of India most
verbalized the use and gave instructions on the methods in
their writings. Gemstones are thought to have metaphysical
properties that can improve healing and promote overall well
being which is why there use may be helpful in stress
management. Different stones have different properties.
Feeling stressed out, try
some fruit, drink some water, and be sure to
take some vitamins, and mineral
Try this and your ability to deal with
stress, may just improve.
Color therapy or chromotherapy is one form of gem therapy.
Nearly 2000 years ago, color halls were made in many countries
where patients used to take color bath for cure of their
diseases. As far as today and stress management it is well
known that color affects mood and has a great influence on the