Today’s round-the-clock lifestyle makes it more challenging than ever to find the time and space your body needs to unplug, slow down, and relax. That’s why it comes as no surprise that chronic stress and fatigue are two of the most frequent complaints of adults of all ages and walks of life. If you’re ready to de-stress, re-energize your body, and revitalize your mind, the team of experts at CLI Integrative Medicine in Palm Harbor, Florida can help. To learn more, call the office today or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
Although your body’s stress response can be enormously beneficial when you’re faced with danger or are in a critical situation that requires immediate action, living in a constant state of stress can take a real toll on your health and ultimately shorten your lifespan.
Chronic stress increases your risk of developing a variety of serious health problems, ranging from high blood pressure and digestive disorders to heart disease and cancer. Ongoing stress can also lead to structural and functional changes in the brain that increase your chances of developing anxiety and depression.
People who are stressed out all the time are more likely to gain weight, suffer from insomnia, and experience memory lapses or impaired concentration. They’re also more likely to have elevated markers for inflammation and atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries.
Situated above your kidneys, your adrenal glands are small, walnut-shaped organs that produce several important stress hormones, including cortisol, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. They also produce DHEA, a precursor hormone that helps generate testosterone and estrogen – the respective male and female reproductive hormones.
Chronic stress, which delivers prolonged stimulus to your adrenal glands, is one of the leading causes of adrenal fatigue. This suboptimal state triggers your adrenal glands to increase cortisol output and decrease DHEA levels, which in turn alters estrogen and testosterone levels. Taken together, these hormonal imbalances can lead to:
Gaining the upper hand on chronic stress is one of the best ways to restore adrenal gland function and improve related health issues
BrainTap is an innovative treatment that combines light, sound, and spoken word to relax and reboot your mind by rebuilding the synapses in your brain. BrainTap technology uses a state-of-the-art headset complete with earphones and vision screens to transmit beats and tones that emulate relaxed brainwaves, as well as pulses of light that help train your brain to maintain normal brainwave activity.
The earphones emit a calming, 360-degree musical experience along with pulses of light designed to activate your meridians, or the trigger points in your ears, that help balance your body’s major organs and systems. These are the same trigger points acupuncturists use to promote overall bodily balance.
In just 20 minutes a day, BrainTap promotes relaxed brainwave activity and optimal left/right brain synchronization to help you calm your mind, reverse the ill effects of chronic stress, and restore physical and emotional balance.
To find out all the ways the team at CLI Integrative Medicine can help you overcome chronic stress, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.