What causes stress? That's what the BodyScan eavesdrops on.
Good health allows FLEXIBILITY, meaning both 1) having numerous options for interacting with one's environment and 2) ease of re-establishing equilibrium (homeostasis) after being stressed. Prolonged, chronic STRESS creates imbalances (either excesses or deficiencies) which reduces flexibility, resulting in the suppression of the detoxification, immune, and other organ systems. Loss of flexibility means loss of health. The major categories of potential stressors are environmental, lifestyle, psychological, physiological, and the total stress load one carries.
Physiological: unbalanced processes inside us
Environmental toxins/extremities: what surrounds us that gets into our bodies.
- Biological organisms & their byproducts (pollution or overgrowth): bacteria, fungi, molds, parasites, virus.
- Natural environmental pollutants: radon, heavy metals, pollens, plants, etc.
- Manmade environmental pollutants: chemicals, pesticides, smog, heavy metals.
- Medical Drugs and Procedures: pharmaceuticals, surgery, metal implants, shots.
- Weather and climate: too hot, cold windy, etc.
- Energy Field Disturbances
- Geopathic Stress: earth's magnetic fields.
- Electro-Magnetic Fields: high-voltage cables, electronic devices & outlets, etc.
- Radiation: X-rays, nuclear radiation, ultraviolet radiation, etc.
- Frequency Disturbances: color, sound, etc.
Lifestyle: irregularity and imbalance in daily activities
- Diet: what you put into your body.
- Anti-nutrients (especially sugar, trans-fatty acids, additives, alcohol).
- Allergens or food intolerances.
- Medications, especially antibiotics, steroids, street drugs, etc.
- Connections: to others and the universe.
- Social relationships strains or losses: family, friends, community, or work.
- Spiritual alienation: feeling disconnected to the God/Universe/Oneness, however personally defined.
- Physical Maintenance: moving and care of the body.
- Exercise: lack of or exhaustive amounts.
- Rest, sleep: too little or too much.
- Hygiene and health habits: poor.
- Shelter & Material Supports.
- Housing, clothes and possessions: inadequate or obsessively excessive.
- Financial stress.
Psychological: Mind-Body (psychoneuroimmunology)
- Dysfunctional beliefs, expectations, perceptions.
- Emotional strain, traumas, obsessions.
- Negative habit patterns, attitudes, personality (e.g. optimistic or pessimistic).
Total load: the accumulation and sum total of ALL stressors (1 - 4 above)
- Allergic reactions.
- Bio-energy (chi) blockages.
- Constitution: genetic susceptibility, disorders.
- Detoxification blockages: impaired excretion pathways.
- Digestive waste: dysbiosis, incomplete digestion.
- Free Radical waste.
- Metabolism: inability to maintain homeostasis, metabolic by-products, uric acid.
- Musculoskeletal imbalances, especially spinal column and TMJ blockages.
- Prolonged physical stress, trauma, illness, previous damage/abnormality, etc.
- The sheer weight of stress becomes a burden itself in addition to it's components.
© 2002 Marel Norwood, PhD Stress Solutions