Stress is an everyday word that you can encounter too often in this busy, fast-moving world.
While a week’s worth of stress may easily be relieved after a Friday night with friends, stress over long periods of time can result into a wide array of conditions, encompassing physical, mental, and behavioral aspects.
Stress is the body’s response to the pressure perceived from our surroundings. While a daily, little dose of stress might be normal, exposure to excessive stress for a prolonged period can lead to more serious diseases and behavioral disorders.
Chronic stress is in fact one of the known culprits for developing anxiety, depression, asthma, heart attack, diabetes, and even premature death.
Conventional Versus Alternative Treatment
Conventional medicine had often focused on treating the mind and the body separately. But in most recent studies, more scientific evidences have shown the interconnection between the body and the mind through certain metabolic, hormonal, and biochemical changes that the body undergoes when it is under stress.
On the other hand, proponents of alternative treatments have long since believed that the body reacts differently when the mind is in a state of imbalance.
Primarily, the focus of alternative medicine is to treat the body and the mind as a whole, creating a unified balance that promotes relaxation and reduces stress.
As with all medications, supplements, and therapies; a consultation with your doctor is strongly recommended.