50 Common Symptoms Of Stress And How To Reduce It With This Old Japanese Self-Relaxation Technique
There are many physical and emotional disorders, indicating to stress. Some of the most common are anxiety, depression, stroke, heart attack, hypertension, autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis), and a decline in the immune system.
Stress makes people more prone to viral infections, causing viral disorders such as herpes, colds, and sometimes even AIDS and certain types of cancer. Feeling a constant tension can also affect our skin, causing hives, rashes and atopic dermatitis. Its effects on the gastrointestinal system may lead to peptic ulcer syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD and ulcerative colitis.
The constant emotional and mental strain can also lead to insomnia and some degenerative neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Stress affects almost all organs in the human body, playing a vital role in the development of many diseases. The more dynamic our way of living becomes, the more influential is this mental strain on the diseases that develop. Thus, we need to learn how to recognize stress and how to reduce it.
Here’s A List Of The 50 Most Common Symptoms Of Stress
- Stiff jaw, accompanied with pain, and frequent headaches
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Trembling hands and lips
- Pain in the neck and back, accompanied with muscle cramps
- Sensitivity to light, dizziness, and fatigue
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Frequent sweating and blushing
- Sweaty and cold hands and feet
- Troubles swallowing, dry mouth
- Common colds, herpes sores and infections
- Skin irritations, itching, rashes
- Frequent allergy manifestations
- Stomach pain, heartburn and nausea
- Bloating and flatulence, frequent belching
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden panic attacks, as if in a life threatening situation
- Rapid pulse, palpitations and chest pain
- Constant urge to urinate
- Decreased libido
- Increased feelings of worry, anxiety, nervousness, guilt
- Excess frustration, anger, hostility
- Sudden mood swings, depression
- Decreased or increased appetite
- Disturbing dreams or nightmares, insomnia
- Uncontrollable thoughts, difficulties staying concentrated
- Troubles learning new things
- Confusion, disorganization, forgetfulness
- Difficulties making decisions
- Feeling overwhelmed or overloaded
- Crying frequently, sometimes accompanied with suicidal thoughts
- Feeling unworthy or lonely
- Low punctuality and low interest in appearances in the public
- Nervous gestures and habits, restless leg syndrome
- Increased anger, irritability, frustration
- Overreacting to trivial annoyances
- Frequently having minor accidents
- Obsessive compulsive behavior
- Reduced productivity at work
- Excuses or lies to cover up laziness and poor work
- Mumbled or choppy speech
- Excessive suspiciousness and self-protective behavior
- Communication problems, difficulties sharing and having faith in others
- Social isolation
- Constant fatigue, weakness, lethargy
- Frequent use of unprescribed medications
- Gain of weight, or losing weight without following a diet
- Abuse of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs
- Impulse buying, uncontrolled gambling
Japanese Stress Relief Technique
A certain amount of stress in our lives is normal, and sometimes even necessary. However, an overdose of stress can interfere with our daily activities, personal life and health. Luckily, there are many alternative methods and techniques that can help reduce the emotional and mental strain we feel each day. One of them is this old Japanese technique, based on massaging the fingers. To practice this technique, it is important to realize that each of the fingers on our hands represent a certain feeling or behavior.
When you rub your thumb, you reduce emotions like anxiety, nervousness and worry.
Rubbing the index finger contributes to reducing some of the fears you might be feeling.
Rub your middle finger to control the feelings of anger and resentment.
Massaging the ring finger can reduce the feelings of depression and sadness. Also, you may become more determined in your decisions.
Rubbing the little finger can reduce anxiety, and increase optimism and self-confidence.
To create harmony among your life energy and the body, grasp the finger you want to massage with your opposite hand, grasping it with all your fingers. Hold each finger for about 2 minutes. The moment you start feeling the pulse, you’ll know that this method works. To calm your mind and rushing thoughts, gently press the center of one of your palms with the thumb of the opposite hand. Hold it for about a minute. Practicing these techniques every day will help you create an inner balance, and remain calm and positive.
For more stress relief exercises, watch the following video.
50 Common Signs And Symptoms Of Stress
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