Stress Relief Program


Stress Relief Program

Mind

Stress relief strategies are offered to patients as part of Meliora Integrative Medicine's Five-Point Restorative Approach.

Management of stress is an important component of optimal health and wellness. It's important to identify your stressors and determine the effects of stress on your body.

There are two important parts of your nervous system, the parasympathetic and sympathetic.

The Sympathetic Nervous System is responsible for “fight or flight”. It's the stress response.
When the sympathetic nervous system is activated, your body experiences:
  • increased alertness
  • a feeling of energy and euphoria,
  • increased blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate
  • increased muscle tone
  • use of energy reserves
The Parasympathetic Nervous System is responsible for “rest and digest”. It’s the relaxation response.
When the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, your body experiences:
  • decreased alertness
  • a feeling of calmness and relaxation
  • decreased heart rate and breathing rate
  • relaxed muscles
  • increased digestive activity
In order to achieve optimal health, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems must be in balance. Unfortunately, many of us are confronted with multiple stressors. This causes your sympathetic nervous system to be constantly activated, causing the following:
  • increased cortisol levels
  • increased inflammation in the body
  • imbalance of essential hormones
  • impaired digestion

Effects of Chronic Stress
SYMPTOMS
Headache

Low Energy/Fatigue

Digestive Problems

Anxiety/Depression

Difficulty Sleeping

Reduced Mental Clarity

Weight Gain
Effects of Chronic Stress
CONDITIONS
Hormonal Imbalances

Cardiovascular Disease

Diabetes

Obesity

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Infertility

Increased Risk of Cancer

Stress Relief Progam

To manage the effects of stress on our health, we need to activate our Relaxation Response. At Meliora Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chua implements a vast toolkit of stress relief management options.

At Meliora Integrative Medicine we do the following:

  • Careful history identifying your stressors

  • Diagnostic testing to determine the effects of stress on your body

  • Creation of a customized plan. Dr. Chua's stress relief toolkit includes relaxation techniques and optimization of hormones, nutrients, diet, exercise and toxin clearance.

Let's check your levels, your body may be suffering from chronic stress.
You may not be able to control your external stressors, but together we can control your body's response to stress.
It's important to take care of yourself, before taking care of others.