The term “stress” was coined over 50 years ago by Hans Selye, an endocrinologist. Selye states, “Stress is the body’s nonspecific response to a demand placed on it.” Stress is a good short term response of the body. It gives a boost of energy and is motivating in situations where we need to act quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately we often function under prolonged stress or our body fails to return to a non fight or flight response.
Common Statistics about the negative effects of stress:
• 70 to 80% percent of all visits to the doctor are for stress-related illnesses.
• People who experience heightened levels of anxiety are 4 to 5 times more likely to have a fatal heart attack or stroke.
• 50% of all illnesses are caused by stress.
Sebastopol Chiropractor Dr. Laura Polak, D.C. and The Radiant Health Team will work with you to assess the cause of your Stress and then provide the best course of treatment. We will recommend the most effective Sleep treatments, depending on the cause of your individual problem.