Effects of stress   -   Stress and the immune system

Where does stress come from?   -   Is stress killing you?

Stress related illnesses

Migraine headaches   -   Muscle tension   -   Heart attack   -   Cancer

Insomnia   -   Ulcers   -   Rheumatoid arthritis

Effects of stress

75% of all doctor visits are stress related.
Job stress, teen stress and stress in the workplace are causing
thousands of stress related illnesses every day.

Stress and the immune system
the effects of stress on your body

Understanding the effects of stress on your body and the ways of
managing stress that we tend to collect are both very important.
Information on stress and stress reduction techniques are
all included on this web site.

Where does stress come from?

All of your senses are involved in gathering information about your environment
and delivering this information to your brain 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Stress is one of the many ways the body responds to the environment.
Its how your body reacts to the things you see, hear, taste
smell and feel every day.

Is stress killing you?

It has been learned that stress and disease can actually change the shape of our
blood cells.  Normal healthy cells are round, smooth and shapely.  These happy
cells do their job well, and can help you to stay healthy.  While the stressed cells
are somewhat distorted in shape and look curled up and don't function
near as well as the happy round cells.

Normal happy blood cells                  Sick distorted blood cells

We all experience stress each day,
but if allowed to go unchecked the results are accumulative.

The effects of stress can actually kill the cells inside of you...
leaving you a weaker person in every sense of the word
as cells die off by the thousands, sometimes leaving you
wide open to infections and other stress related illnesses.

Examples of
stress related illnesses

Migraine headaches and most other headaches
are a stress related illness

There are 16 - 18 million migraine headache sufferers, 70% women.
Most of these headaches are a symptom of stress.

Relaxation and stress management
are the most immediate ways of coping with stress headaches

Muscle tension can be caused by stress
Stiff neck, shoulders or lower back pain are common complaints
for all age groups and can be instantly reduced or eliminated by
reducing stress and anxiety.  Muscle tension is probably
the cause of all stress headaches.

Heart attack and high blood pressure
have both been proven to be caused by increased or
continuous unresolved stress called stacking.

High blood pressure puts undue stress on the blood vessel walls
which may burst and cause a stroke.  It also over pressures
the circulatory system and puts an unhealthy strain on the heart which in
turn greatly contributes to the occurrence of heart attacks.
By reducing stress and lowering blood pressure you can greatly
lower the risk of stroke and heart attack

Stress management technique

A regular viewing of a relaxation video at least 3 times a week
can reduce these risks up to 35% (American heart association)

Guaranteed to give you stress relief !

Many types of Cancer
are a stress related illness

That's right... stress is a major contributor to the cause of cancer
because it weakens the immune system so it has fewer and weaker cells
to do the work of fighting off problems.

The T cells in the immune system are the bodies only real means
of defending itself against cancer cells... and they can only be
created during the bodies relaxation cycle.

What can you do to relieve stress and
reduce the possibilities of getting cancer?

Relaxation and exercise are probably the best immediate
stress management techniques available.

By regularly decreasing your stress level, and not allowing the body to achieve
the stress stacking effect, you can improve the bodies defense system.
Increasing relaxation time increases T cell count
and reduces the risk of cancer.

Remember, stress weakens the immune system, significantly reducing
the number of T cells in the body which are responsible for defending
it against the malignant cancer cells.  Stress can also reduce the number of
new T cells being created and reduce the amount of new blood cells being
created and this dangerous combination can actually compromise your immune
system.  And a compromised immune system paves the way for many
different illnesses and diseases.

The good news is that research has shown that the mind is able to
induce its own relaxation response which
adds to the bodies natural ability to create T cells.

By deliberately inducing the relaxation response,
watching a relaxation video, walking, exercising, reducing stress, listening to
music etc., you can increasing T cell production and strengthen
your entire immune system.

You've got to relax once in awhile...
Preventative medicine has always been the key to a longer healthier life.
Learn to relax... take time to relax... make it part of your life.

You have the power to promote the relaxation response and improve
your overall health and well being by simply watching a
Sunset Relaxation Video on a regular basis.

Stress reduction and stress management training are probably
the best ways of coping with stress and reinforcing your immune system
against cancerous cells at the same time.

Insomnia is a stress related illness.

Being over worked, over stimulated and not coping with stress will
keep you from sleeping which in turn will add more to the stacking
effect of stress in your life.

When the brain is over stimulated... the body produces adrenaline
a chemical produced by the brain which is the natural stimulant that produces
alertness and gives you the extra energy you might need
to fight off whatever stressful problems you may be faced with.

In order for you to go to sleep, the adrenaline has to be shut off and/or reduced
so the body can begin to produce melatonin ( a chemical produced by the brain
that induces relaxation and sleep.)

By using a stress management tool such as a
Sunset Relaxation Video
before going to bed (instead of the news)
it will allow the brain to relax and promote the production of the
melatonin which is needed to achieve the relaxation response
and the restful state that will promote sleep.

Ulcers are a stress related illness

Stress produces excessive stomach acids that can destroy the lining of the stomach.
 Stress also tenses and contracts the muscles of the stomach as it does the rest
of the body and prevents proper digestion of food.
Reducing stress reduces acids, promotes healing and good digestion.

Rheumatoid arthritis
has been identified as a stress related illness.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of the immune system.
It is an auto immune illness in which antibodies (a substance in the blood that
normally destroys bacteria and neutralizes poisons) becomes misdirected
against the body's own cells resulting in tissue damage.
Stress and tension and depression adds to the severity of this arthritis.

Like other stress induced or stress aggravated illnesses, rheumatoid arthritis
often can be contained or completely diminished through a
program of stress management.

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* Disclaimer

The information contained on these pages is for general reference purposes only.
It is not a substitute for professional medical advice.  You should always seek the advice of your
physician before starting any new treatment.

Sunset relaxation therapy (SRT) is a stress management technique
designed to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.

Feel free to tell your doctor about Sunset Relaxation Video and Sunset Relaxation Therapy.
SRT has been accepted by medicare, with doctors orders, as a therapeutic, psychological measure
and stress management technique to instantly reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
This stress management tool is now being used by many home health agencies.

If you think you have a stress disorder or have a difficult time managing or dealing with stress,
talk to your doctor about beginning some sort of stress management training.
The sunset relaxation and stress management technique may give you exactly
the stress relief you are looking for

Stress relief and stress reduction are extremely important if you have high blood pressure.

If your doctor has any questions about the Sunset relaxation method
you can have him contact me directly