Overview

Stress, anxiety, depression, headaches are connected with the environment and the influence of external irritators. However, they depend only on the stress-resistance of the specific person. What to do with stress? Is stress necessarily negative? No, it is a normal part of human life, it helps to understand the directions of incompetence over which the person needs to work and improve. Thus, stress is only an additional incentive for human development.

When you need to see a doctor

– Symptoms are accompanied by nausea and vormiting
– Symptoms are accompanied by constipation or diarrhea
– Symptoms are accompanied by difficulty in breathing
– Strong anxiety
– Introspection, a sense of inferiority
– Insomnia during inefficiency of the recommended dose of pharmaceutical drugs

Reasons

– Fatigue and irritability
– Abrupt change of the environment: moving, change of time zone.
– Diseases of the nervous system and internal organs
– Vascular diseases
– Injuries
– Impairment of metabolism
– Infection disease

Symptoms

– Migraines and headaches
– Irritability and Depression
– Increased sensitivity to light and sound
– Sleep problems
– Persistent or recurrent headaches.
– Pressure and heaviness in the chest, neck, head
– Static or pulsating headaches

Diagnosis

Some of the strongest methods of diagnostics is medical history, namely the compilation of case history. If the patient wishes to cooperate, it is a decisive method.

Psychosomatics is the ratio of physical and physiological state. This technique helps to find a contact and deal directly with the patient’s subconscious mind. It is an ability to help him without much personal intervention.

There are many different psychological tests for the level of depression, fear, anxiety and general psychological health, which the therapist may use, but they are rather auxiliary methods.

Treatment

Treatment is based on the relief of the body from psychosomatic blocks and creation of the conditions for removal of the excess for the formation of free streams. Possible treatment methods: acupuncture, aromatherapy, manual methods, craniosacral therapy.

Manual therapy is an influence of the therapist on the patient through “hand techniques”. There are many different kinds, methods and directions. And each method has from a dozen to several hundred techniques. The main methods of manual therapy are classic, cranio-sacral, visceral and structural methods.

Cranio-sacral is a method of impact on the scull and sacral bone, and any relationship between these two important physiological centers (Cranium Latin). Cranio-sacral techniques or cranio-sacral therapy is a very soft and subtle techniques, based on the mobility of the cranial bones and sacral bone. It is a powerful method for headaches, fatigue and insomnia.

Acupuncture originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is the method of treatment whose history dates back more than 5000 years and which is still used today. Unlike intramuscular manual therapy, acupuncture is based on the idea of “body meridians” or energy flows, and works at the system level, affecting local and specified points. It is based on the use of needles, their length, direction and stimulation.

Aromatherapy is the use of highly concentrated oils infused with herbs. The fragrance activates certain brain centers, helping to relax when the oil penetrates into soft tissues and acts locally. Thus, stable effect on systemic and local levels is achieved.

Preventive measures

Rest. Let yourself relax. Love yourself and give yourself a break. Short breaks during working hours or after a week of hard work. One day a month allow yourself to put aside all business and to take care of yourself the way you would like.

Breathing. There are plenty of breathing techniques. For examplethis one: hold your breath up to feeling of mild discomfort and then start breathing fast as a dog, inhaling with a nose, exhaling with a mouth. This will lower intracranial pressure and will pump the blood in the vessels like the pump.
Fresh air. Walk or ventilate your room, it will increase the gas exchange and reduce pain.

Do not smoke. Tobacco smoke leads to “vasospasm” (spasm of the blood vessels), thus causing more severe pain due to lack of oxygen and nutrients.

Cold compresses. Soak a towel with cold water with a little of vinegar 1:3, and apply to the head. Hold it until it becomes of the temperature of your skin. You may repeat it every 15 minutes. ATTENTION – do not use ice, its temperature is much lower and will cause vasospasm, thereby only increasing headache.
Do not drink alcohol. Alcohol dilates blood vessels, it can give an initial remission (weakening) of the headache, but it will come back with renewed vigour.

Expand your comfort zone. I know it sounds like American books about success, but it is true. The thing is that all the new, unfamiliar situations cause stress for many people. The more situations are familiar to you, the easier it is for your body to handle.

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