When faced with tension or pressures, your body responds via a built-in “fight or flight” mechanism: your metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate, rate of breathing, and blood flow to the muscles increases. We all experience these stress hormones. When you have a hard time alleviating or managing the tension in your life and your corresponding stress hormones, you can create a plan to manage the stress in our lives.
Western doctors usually offer natural remedies for alleviating stress: exercising more, eating healthy and taking good care of your body, to practicing yoga and other movement therapies that combine exercise with breathing techniques. Your care provider may prescribe medication if stress has lead to depression, anxiety, or panic attacks.