Dealing with stress – part 3

How To Cure Stress!

Reduce Your Stress With Self-help techniques

There are many effective alternative therapies for stress.

Reflexology and Stress

Our immune defences are down when we feel stressed. Reflexology to the feet can allow healing energy to flow and stimulate the body’s natural homeostasis. Many illnesses are stress related – the severity and the effects of stress vary with each individual, but the common effects of stress include ulcers, indigestion, constipation, hypertension, headaches or migraines, panic attacks and depression, palpitations, and even heart attack and coronary thrombosis.

Stress causes muscular tension and affects the nervous system; blood vessels constrict so the blood does not freely carry oxygen and nutrients. Reflexology treatment induces muscular relaxation, reduces physical tension and helps the nervous system to function normally, thus reducing stress.

Other effects include helping the lymphatic system work more effectively, so reducing toxins and impurities. Breathing becomes deeper and more relaxed. Hormone levels become more balanced. The client feels calm, relaxed, and re-energized.

Aromatherapy and Stress

Plant essences can help induce a calm state of mind. Aromatherapy uses these essences, for example, of lavender, geranium, and patchouli to help reduce tension and anxiety; chamomile and Melissa will act as effective antispasmodics and nerve sedatives.

To treat stress, anxiety or tension one or a mixture of basil, bergamot, camphor, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, hyssop, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, rosemary, thyme will work well. Smell all the following essential oils and choose the one or combination of aromas that appeals to you the most. Lavender relaxes and relieves stress. Rosemary stimulates the mind. Geranium reduces high stress.

Chamomile also reduces stress. Clary sage is helpful in relaxing. Sandalwood is great for insomnia and depression. Juniper berry is useful for reducing anxiety and anger. Sweet marjoram can assist in reducing anxiety.

Essential Oils To Use With Stress-Related Problems

Anger, Anxiety: Basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, marjoram, neroli, ylang-ylang

Depression: Basil, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, melissa, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang

Insomnia: Basil, chamomile, lavender, marjoram, melissa, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang

Nervous Exhaustion: Basil, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, lemon grass, peppermint, nutmeg, ylang-ylang

Nervous Tension: Basil, bergamot, cedar wood, chamomile, cinnamon, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, neroli, rosemary, vetiver

Essential Oil Blend For Stress:

The following is a useful mixture for relaxing muscular aches and pain associated with stress: lavender oil 20 drops rosemary oil 10 drops  black pepper oil 10 drops  peppermint oil 5 drops  cypress oil 5 drops. Add the ingredients to the Basic Massage Oil and mix well.

Reiki and Stress

Stress is so harmful to your health. Work is stressful, sticking to your finances may be extremely stressful, traffic jams are stressful, and bringing up a family may be very stressful. Stress causes loads of problems – headaches, muscle aches, insomnia, irritability, and many more. We all get stress at some point in our lives, but we can get rid of it and release it with Reiki  – Universal Life Energy.

Reiki is an old system of healing used to reduce pain and aid relaxation and increase well-being in stressed out people. Reiki is the life force or energy which moves through the palms of the hands to a client during contact with the Reiki healer. Reiki helps achieve balance and healing through the body’s own healing system.

The Reiki practitioner is merely  a conduit through which the Universal Life Energy is channelled, using a hands off technique. Reiki flows through the palms at the right rate for the recipient – affected by all kinds of factors including the illness, the recipient’s readiness to accept healing, and so on.

Reiki is not religious healing, and the recipient does not have to have a belief system for Reiki to work. Although Reiki  encourages spiritual growth and is spiritual in nature, it holds no conflict with anyone’s beliefs. Regardless of your gender,  race, religion, intelligence Reiki is a gift of vitality and energy that is offered to everyone. Reiki can give you the sensations of warmth or coolness, tingling, throbbing, and a number of other feelings like drowsiness.

A Reiki Master can perform attunements where Reiki symbols are placed sequentially on the recipient’s body and given at least five minutes of devotion; the supply of Reiki is indefinite and when you are giving a Reiki treatment you are not losing any of your own psychic energy; the energy flows automatically to wherever it is needed, though if you get more mentally involved, this can open a pathway to allow Reiki to pass more effectively to where it is needed most.

Reiki can greatly reduce life’s daily stresses and help in pain management. Reiki is a gift of balance and is very relaxing, emotionally, mentally and even spiritually. For stressed individuals, Reiki and Universal Life Energy in the body will relieve those problems and balance emotional turbulence causing any emotional problems. 

Reiki Masters and practitioners can use distance healing: treatments can be transmitted with a fixed intention of relaxing and calming. Reiki is a rewarding experience which greatly reduces stress in our lives.

Kinesiology for Stress

We are all affected by stress, regardless of our intention. The ability to handle stress differs from person to person. If not handled correctly, stress may fix in the body and induce physical symptoms; indeed, stress is one of the major causes of death in the modern world.

Our body’s stress response is natural, the “Fight or Flight” response. As an essential survival mechanism it directs resources (blood/energy) to parts of the body where they are needed. But in our modern world running from predators is not often required, so this non-specific response causes physical problems such as stomach aches, indigestion and ulcers! Kinesiology is used to confirm the various causes of stress and then release it, enabling a man or woman to deal with the problem objectively.