Fight Or Flight Response
Breaking Frozen Stress Patterns
Tags: Adrenal Gland Fight-or-flight Response Fight-or-flight-or-freeze Response Hyperarousal Acute Stress Response Adrenal Fatigue Stress Erectile Dysfunction Social Withdrawal Anxiety Neurosis Fatigue Exhaustion Organ Dysfunctions Concentration Problems Learning Disabilities Problems With Eyes Allergies Hormonal Digestion Problems
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Breaking frozen stress patterns
"Men and women often deal with stress differently. Males are more likely to respond to an emergency with aggression (FIGHT), while females may flee (FLIGHT), or turn to others for help to defuse the situation."
In this video Rita Harrison rounds off The Body Organization by working on the head (skull) and spine.
She talks a lot about the fight-or-flight response, which is sometimes called the fight-or-flight-or-freeze response, hyperarousal, or the acute stress response.
The fight or flight response still connects us to prehistoric times, where FIGHT was manifested as aggressive, or combative behavior and FLIGHT was when confronted by a predator. In current times, we still have the responses, but they have assumed a wider range of behavioral patterns. For example, the FIGHT response is more like angry and argumentative behavior, and the FLIGHT response would be more like social withdrawal, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, etc.
Negative effects:The fight-or-flight response halts or slows down processes such as sexual responses and the digestive system to focus on a stressful situation, typically causing negative conditions like constipation, anorexia, dramatic weight gain or loss, erectile dysfunction, difficulty urinating, difficulty maintaining sexual arousal, etc. All these symptoms can be treated with a Body Organization or Willow System treatment.
Adrenal fatigueRita also talks about stress and adrenal fatigue of the adrenal glands that sit just above the kidneys, secreting more than 50 hormones including epinephrine (adrenaline), cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), progesterone and testosterone.
The adrenal glands are responsible for many functions we need to stay healthy, including:
- The conversion of fat to blood glucose for energy, etc.
- The balance of fluids and electrolytes
- The storage of fat cells
Adrenal fatigue is all too common because of our lack of relaxation, smoking, excessive intake of caffeine, sleep deprivation, poor eating habits, allergies, stress, etc. and all because of being stuck in the fear-fight-or-flight response where the danger never goes away.
Symptoms are morning fatigue, afternoon lows, sleepiness, increased PMS symptoms, depression, lack of energy, inability to handle stress, muscular weakness, allergies, lightheadedness, decreased sex drive, dramatic weight loss or gain, etc.
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