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Emotional Stress Release - how stress affects the body and how to release it

Our body energies can respond inappropriately to challenging situations. Energy can become blocked or cause an excess in a different part of the body. On the surface this change may not be noticed by the person but it can put a strain on the body which manifests in physical and psychological problems.

Our body’s adapt its systems to deal with the stress on our body. Blood vessels constrict in the brain, digestion slows down or stops and blood goes to certain muscles to prepare for action. The body’s biochemistry and physiology adjusts to the challenging situation. This is also known as Fight or Flight.

The frontal lobes are needed for creativity, progression, enlightenment and aspirations. But when we are stressed, upset or frightened the frontal lobes of our brains shut down. Therefore, we rely on the other parts of our brain which remember how we dealt with the similar situations. This explains why we react in the same way when we get emotionally distressed, which is not alway beneficial for us.

The stomach is related to emotional stress. Stress can put us off our food or make us feel nauseas. We feel “sick to our stomach.”

The Solar Plexus which is between the end of the breastbone and the navel is the emotional centre of the body. A muscle which is testing strong can go weak while placing the other hand above this area which demonstrates emotional stress is a relevant issue causing an imbalance in the body.

The Pectoralis Major Clavicular, (PMC), among other stomach muscles, are related to the Stomach Meridian. Emotionally disturbing events can block and divert energy away from the stomach meridian.

The PMC being weak can indicate emotional thoughts are causing distress. The mind can turn off parts of the body while thinking of certain emotions as they take over the consciousness.

Kinesiology and Emotional Stress Relief

We take a PMC which is testing strong, then the person thinks of their stress and upset and the muscle will become weak. Then the person thinks of a positive thought and the PMC becomes strong.

Thoughts become electrical impulses which can be read through simple muscle tests. When the PMC and other muscles associated with the stomach meridian turn off while thinking of a negative situation then there is a simple way to strengthen the muscle. This is called “Emotional Stress Relief.”

Simply hold the Neuro-Vascular points for the PMC. This impacts the blood supply to the stomach meridian and the frontal lobes of the brain. These are found halfway between the eye brows and the hairline. You may be able to feel two small bumps on the forehead.

We often have a natural reaction to put our hands on our forehead when we are in shock, upset or stress. Emotional Stress Relief requires you to hold your index and middle fingers on your forehead for longer while thinking of any challenging situation.

Emotional Stress Relief stimulates blood flow to the brain. The blood contains nutrients and oxygen. This aids creativity, progression, enlightenment and aspirations. It helps problem solving, troubleshooting, rational thinking and calmness. Holding these points while focusing on the issues will not make the problem go away but it can provide solutions, allow you to see things in a different way and give you a new perspective. Some problems are not solvable but can provide a sense of rationality and calm which is also beneficial.

How can I do the Emotional Stress Relief technique?

We can do this on ourselves and others. It is good to be precise but you can also put your whole palm over your forehead. For the best result, put the index and middle finger from each hand just above your eyes brows and push the skin towards your hairline. Stay there while you feel a wave of calm.

Are you going through a challenging situation? Spend five minutes doing this simple, calming and free exercise that can provide solutions, acceptance and relief to emotional stress.


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