What are therapies to reduce chronic stress?

What are therapies to reduce chronic stress?

What are therapies to reduce chronic stress?

Healing Therapies for Chronic Stress By Dr. Kathy Veon

The stress of all kinds can lead to poor health. Stress can be chronic, such as ongoing mental, emotional or physical stress, or it can be a specific event, such as an illness, a traumatic experience. Poor diet, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and not enough time outdoors is also a cause of stress. Too much screen time is stressful. Environmental stressors play a significant role in our health.

Often we cannot see, smell or taste the environmental stressors or toxins we are being exposed to on a daily basis. These chronic and toxic exposures can lead to oxidative stress that breaks down our basic metabolic processes so that we cannot heal. Read on to learn more about therapies that can help!!

Therapies to Reduce Chronic Stress
Chronic stress is one of the main roadblocks to health and healing that most Western societies are experiencing. Fast-paced lifestyles with technology and screen time overload do not give the body, mind, and emotions proper nourishment to maintain optimal function and health.
 
Many holistic therapies such as acupuncture, clinical nutrition, food therapy, bio-feedback, and lifestyle counseling are all very important to help create the foundation for better health.
 
Nutrients and herbs that are effective for lowering stress, inflammation and also for helping to create proper neurotransmitter balance include:
 
 
Many of these nutrients can be acquired through healthy foods such as arugula, spinach, beets, radishes, mustard leaf, oily fish, pumpkins seeds, brazil nuts, grass-fed red meats, nutritional yeast, egg yolks, whole grains, oyster and shitake mushrooms, dark leafy vegetables, legumes, citrus fruits, brussels sprouts, broccoli, berries, peppers, kiwi, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut, just to name a few!
 
Acupuncture has a very long clinical history of successfully treating many diseases by balancing the ‘vital force’ or Qi of the body. Weekly sessions may be needed at first to bring balance more quickly, then sessions may be needed less frequently as a part of a preventive or maintenance program.
 
Acupuncture or acupressure is used as a part of NAET. NAET is an allergy elimination technique that successfully reduces or eliminates food and environmental sensitivities that lead to chronic ‘stress’ and overstimulation of the immune system.
Chronic Stress
Practicing healthy lifestyle choices such as daily time in nature, healthy sleep hygiene, and avoiding or reducing wireless radiation and EMFs will help to reduce stress and also will give the body time to recover and heal from overwork and stress. Exposure to the blue light from screens, as well as EMFs from wireless radiation, will inhibit the body’s ability to create melatonin.
 
Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and hormone and protects against cancer. It is necessary to have a healthy sleep-wake cycle or ‘circadian rhythm’ so the body can go into proper autophagy (cell cleansing) phases of healing.
 
Biofeedback therapies, such as EVOX Perception Reframing Therapy, are very helpful for healing the subconscious stress that results from any trauma experienced in life, whether it was real or perceived.
 
As the winter months approach, it is very important to manage stress levels to help maintain healthy immune responses to all exposures, including the flu and any emerging COVID-19 variants. A healthy immune response is always the best protection from illness. My top 7 recommendations for staying healthy in our current environment include:
  1. Sleep – Optimal sleep allows our bodies to recover from daily stressors. Create a peaceful sleep sanctuary free from electronic devices, light, and noise. Supplemental melatonin may be helpful to restore healthy sleep patterns. Click for an excellent nutrient Sleep Support protocol.
  2. Gut Health – The foundation of our immune response takes a beating with exposure to environmental toxins such as glyphosates, chemicals, and EMFs. Supporting Gut Health is one of the best things you can do for overall health and wellness.
  3. Liver Health – Avoid excessive alcohol intake and unnecessary drug and medication use.
  4. Glutathione – The master antioxidant, created in our healthy liver, protects us from oxidative stress. It is is very protective of lung tissue, and helps to maintain healthy inflammatory responses. Liposomal Glutathione is an excellent source.
  5. Nitric Oxide – This gasotransmitter is extremely important in the development of the innate immune response to infectious organisms. Nitric Oxide supplementation can be very helpful for preventing and overcoming attacks on the immune system.
  6. Iodine – Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, and an excellent mucolytic agent, Iodine is a superstar for today’s world!! Iodine also promotes positive effects on mental performance and resistance to infections. A well-respected doctor and iodine repletion therapy teacher was quoted in the early 2000s as saying that iodine supplementation may be the best and safest preventive measure against bioterrorism. I agree 100% !!
  7. D3, C, Zinc – These nutrients are very helpful for overall immune function, inflammatory responses, and overcoming viral infections. They are also necessary, along with B vitamins, for the proper production of neurotransmitters and are known to support a healthy mood during stressful times.
For more information about how Holistic Medicine Therapies can help you, please call the office: 407-328-6711 or email: kathy@drkathyveon.com
 
Wishing you a Beautiful  Season filled with Blessings, and Wellness! Dr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN – Your Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, & Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

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Dr Kathy VeonDr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN is a graduate of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA as well as Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. She is a board certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Clinical Nutritionist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine and is currently serving as Chairman of the Florida Board of Acupuncture, and Committee Chair of Continuing Education for the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN).   She holds a private practice in Lake Mary, Florida at Central Florida Preventive Medicine where she specializes in functional medicine, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, herbology, and helping her patients overcome chronic and debilitating illnesses through finding and correcting the root causes of disease.

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