How to Heal Chronic Fight or Flight

Healing Fight or Flight

Healing Fight or Flight

After the article on the fight or flight response came out I started getting requests for more information on how I release that from the body. Great questions.

What is the fight or flight response?

To review, the fight or flight response is an instinctual and physical reaction to a threat. This was very important in ancient times since attacks from wild animals or other humans could be sudden and deadly. The reaction causes a lot of very powerful chemicals to be released into the body causing intense changes to the physiology and chemistry. At one time it was essential for the body’s survival.

The threat doesn’t have to be real as the response is emotional, and emotions don’t need a reason. In other words, you don’t have to have an animal jumping out at you, your boss yelling at you or a near miss on the freeway will do it. How we respond to any situation is strictly individual and has to do with many factors that I won’t go into here.

The problem is that we don’t have a way to release from the chemicals that are released into the body. Ancient people used to run away from the animal or fight it off which would burn off the chemicals that are the fight or flight response.

Today we just don’t have that luxury — we have to sit in the car feeling our heart pound, or take it when some authority figure is doing their thing. And, that’s not all, processed foods cause the same chemicals reactions. There’s a little more to it than the above, but the result is that the body gets stuck in the fight or flight response.

That is a condition you don’t want to have constantly going on in your body. The body shuts down everything except what is needed to get out of there. This causes many physical conditions that you can read about in this fight or flight article.

What are some fight or flight problems?

The list of conditions that chronic fight or flight can be responsible for is long including: digestion problems, anxiety, immune system dysfunctions, toxicity, slow wound healing, constipation, high heart rate, heart palpitations and loss of libido. One of the worst is that nothing seems to help a physical condition, that is, supplements, herbs and even medication don’t seem to help physical and emotional problems. Even life issues like, ‘nothing seems to work in my life,’ can result from chronic fight or flight.

Fight or flight and adrenal fatigue

The chemicals that are used in fight or flight are mostly produced by the adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue is sure to follow when there is chronic fight or flight. The issue can become even worse as the brain chemistry is usually affected if this goes on long enough.

What you can do to heal fight or flight.

If you want to find out how to take care of the fight or flight response with herbs and supplements I suggest you get Adrenal Fatigue — Get Your Life Back. It gives a lot of details of what you can do to heal the condition.

The main thing that would help would be a very long vacation. Short of that you can get calming herbs either from the health food store, or online. You want to look for ground up herbs in capsules. Tinctures aren’t usually of good quality and so won’t work. Also, get something with an assortment of herbs in them because they have a synergistic effect.

How to heal from fight or flight fast

If you’d like to speed up your healing then you might like to consider a phone consultation with me. I have a very limited amount of time to do phone sessions, but I am offering them because so many people have asked for help.

You can email me through the contact tab above to set up a time. Tell me what your availability is and be sure to include your phone number or skype id if you are out of the US and Canada as well as what time zone you’re in.

Usually I can get people out of the deepest level of fight or flight within a few minutes. I use applied kinesiology to find and clear the emotion(s) that are causing your fight or flight. If there is a life issue then you may need another treatment as stress can cause it to come back. But, there are other things you can do about that. Let me know in the comments if you’d like me to go into some of those in another article.

Meet the Author

Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa