Stress: How Well You Know and How To Treat

How well did you know about stress?

According to the International Labor Organization, up to 20% of the world's population has stress problems and up to 50% of people have sleep disorders, most of which have difficulty falling asleep. sleep and insomnia. Most of us focus on treating the symptoms of insomnia without forgetting about the underlying cause of this problem is the stress. So when you have a sleep disorder, pay attention to your stress problem. 

1. What is stress?

Stress is a stressful neurological state that includes many factors such as the physics, chemistry and response of an individual trying to adapt to a change or pressure from outside or inside. When encountering a stressor, the body will release hormones that help provide powerful energy to the muscles, faster breathing, increased heart rate.

If stress is excessive, it can lead to mental and physical health, depression, fatigue, poor digestion, impaired immunity, and can even cause depression that affects many people. relationship around.

People with high risk factors for stress include:

Weak body: Malnourished, often sick, ..

Unhealthy living environment

Too much work

People lack confidence, less social relationships

Effects of stress from people around

2. Causes of stress

The cause of stress is usually caused by two factors

Factors from within:

Health: Patients have poor health conditions such as sickness, poor nutrition or difficult to cure diseases

Psychology: Constantly thinking negative things, setting too many unrealistic expectations, putting pressure on yourself, often losing sleep and using substances, ...

External factors

Live in a noisy environment

The weather changes suddenly, too hot or too cold

Environment: Dust pollution, traffic congestion

Family: Discord with parents, family members, loss of friends, relatives, ...

Social: Working pressure, conflicts with people around, financial problems, academic achievement illness, ...

3. Symptoms of stress

Symptoms of stress manifest in many other forms such as physical, mental, behavioral and emotional

Physical manifestations: Body fatigue, headache, sleep disturbance, heart palpitations, chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, ...

Mental manifestations: Dementia, sadness, unhappiness, inability to concentrate at work, study, confusion, indecision, ...

Behavioral manifestations: Crying, eating irregularly, being hasty, hurting yourself or hurting others, smoking, addiction, ...

Emotional manifestations: Stress, anxiety, fear, restlessness, anger, fear, disappointment, easy temper, anger, and frequent irritability, ...

4. Acupuncture for stress

Acupuncture works as physical therapy for the nervous system. The tiny needles re-train the nervous system and brain to function as it should. In order for the nervous system to function and respond well, cortisol must be normal and used only when a "fight or flight" situation occurs. Studies show that acupuncture can do this.

Acupuncture also helps reduce stress by keeping your heart rate normal. When the body is stressed, the heart tends to pump faster and in some cases, a person may even experience palpitations. The heart rate is closely connected to the vagus nerve. If the vagus nerve is stimulated, so is the heartbeat. Having specific acupressure points on the arms and hands can soothe the vagus nerve and heart.



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