Being Locked in a Fight or Flight Reaction Can Cause Multiple Health Issues

Fight or Flight

The fight or flight response is an instinctual reaction to danger. It is what causes your heart rate rises when a dangerous situation suddenly happens, like a car suddenly cutting you off. The reaction is okay in the short term, but what happens when the body gets stuck in the reaction long term?

It’s almost obvious. We can fight for a certain amount of time. Or, we can run for a certain amout of time. We can’t do either one 24/7. But, that is essentially what the body is doing when it gets stuck in the reaction. And, the damage that would happen to the body from running or fighting for days on end is analagous to what happens when someone gets stuck in fight or flight.

What happens is that powerful chemicals are released that speed up the systems needed to survive at the expense of every other system being shut down so resources can be diverted to deal with the imediate situation. This is devestating when maintained long term.

Some of the systems that are shut off have to do with procreation, cellular repair, the immune system, digestion, and even thinking. So, people with long term problems in any of these areas could be dealing with being stuck in a fight or flight reaction.

The way we get stuck is that the emotional reaction caused it on doesn’t get released. In general, we have to suppress reactions because of sociatal constraints. We can’t fight the person who cut us off, or run away from an upset boss. In order to live in today’s society we have to act a certain way that simply doesn’t allow for the release of the emotions.

Ancient humans allowed their emotions to flow. They got intensely angry and fought off an attack, or they ran away just as hard as they could. The chemicals were released from the system. And, emotions were allowed to flow out from the physical activity. (If you want to change your mood, get up and move!)

There are different levels of the reaction, but they all involve the release of very powerful steroid chemicals that cause multiple reactions in the body. Some healing modalities call the most intense reaction that can happen a Massive Psychological Reversal. This video explains what that is and how it is cleared with Applied Kinesiology.

You can contact me for a low cost phone/Skype healing session to see if you have this going on, and to clear it fast.

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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

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