Do your stress and anxiety levels seem to mount as you go about your everyday routine? Are you finding it hard to sleep well or feel like you’re constantly fighting off a cold? You could be suffering from chronic stress, which depresses the immune system, alters moods and triggers flare-ups in patients with autoimmune diseases or ongoing health problems.
Feeling stressed and anxious all of the time definitely impacts your emotional state, but chronic stress can damage your physical health as well. A relaxing treatment at Synergy Spa is always helpful because sometimes taking care of yourself, and making yourself a priority is important in relieving stress. There are options available at The Guyer Institute as well. We strive to help patients find a natural, non-invasive way to calm the mind and engage the body’s own healing powers. Here are a few options for relieving stress and anxiety we recommend:
ONDAMED Therapy to Relieve Stress
ONDAMED Therapy uses a biofeedback device to help patients improve their stress tolerance. The device measures the body’s overall energy fields and works to rebalance anomalies in the autonomic nervous system’s energy field. It helps to restore the body’s own healing powers by rebalancing its cellular energy systems.
ONDAMED Therapy restores feelings of wellbeing and reduces stress. It’s often used to treat patients with chronic inflammation, because it helps improve lymphatic and neurotransmitter function, while also providing detoxification and immune system support. Treatment takes anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour, and multiple treatments may be needed for optimal results.
Supplements to Increase Energy, Improve Sleep
Natural supplements can boost your immune function and improve energy levels, and the knowledgeable staff at The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine can help you figure out which ones will work best for you.
Many patients report being able to relieve stress naturally by taking the MGT (Magnesium Threonate) supplement, a unique form of magnesium that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and supports normalization of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters. Signs of low magnesium may include fatigue and weakness, concentration issues, poor sleep quality and depression.
We also recommend Zenity to patients who have trouble sleeping. This lactium-based supplement (derived from cow’s milk) improves sleep, reduces stress and cortisol levels, while inducing relaxation and improving mental function.
Exercise to Manage Stress
OK, we get it. Just thinking about exercising stresses you out. But it really doesn’t need to be stressful, and exercise can actually help you manage stress.
Any form of exercise, from walking to yoga to a brisk round of housework, gets your heart pumping and boosts your body’s production of endorphins, your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters.
When you get that flood of endorphins, the stress melts away and you feel more in control. Exercise also helps to improve sleep, which is often disrupted by stress and anxiety.
Talk About It
Cognitive therapy works wonders in patients who spend too much time dwelling on negative thoughts. Everyone experiences stress throughout their day, but it’s often how we react to those stressors that leads to problems associated with chronic stress and anxiety.
A therapist can help you identify those negative thoughts and experiences and turn them into something positive, thereby reducing or eliminating the stress before it occurs.
Want to explore other stress-reducing techniques? Call Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute at 317-580-1SPA to pamper yourself, and you may also learn more by contacting The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine.