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.


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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
  1. Stiff jaw, accompanied with pain, and frequent headaches
  2. Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  3. Stuttering
  4. Trembling hands and lips
  5. Pain in the neck and back, accompanied with muscle cramps
  6. Sensitivity to light, dizziness, and fatigue
  7. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  8. Frequent sweating and blushing
  9. Sweaty and cold hands and feet
  10. Troubles swallowing, dry mouth
  11. Common colds, herpes sores and infections
  12. Skin irritations, itching, rashes
  13. Frequent allergy manifestations
  14. Stomach pain, heartburn and nausea
  15. Bloating and flatulence, frequent belching
  16. Diarrhea, constipation
  17. Shortness of breath
  18. Sudden panic attacks, as if in a life threatening situation
  19. Rapid pulse, palpitations and chest pain
  20. Constant urge to urinate
  21. Decreased libido
  22. Increased feelings of worry, anxiety, nervousness, guilt
  23. Excess frustration, anger, hostility
  24. Sudden mood swings, depression
  25. Decreased or increased appetite
  26. Disturbing dreams or nightmares, insomnia
  27. Uncontrollable thoughts, difficulties staying concentrated
  28. Troubles learning new things
  29. Confusion, disorganization, forgetfulness
  30. Difficulties making decisions
  31. Feeling overwhelmed or overloaded
  32. Crying frequently, sometimes accompanied with suicidal thoughts
  33. Feeling unworthy or lonely
  34. Low punctuality and low interest in appearances in the public
  35. Nervous gestures and habits, restless leg syndrome
  36. Increased anger, irritability, frustration
  37. Overreacting to trivial annoyances
  38. Frequently having minor accidents
  39. Obsessive compulsive behavior
  40. Reduced productivity at work
  41. Excuses or lies to cover up laziness and poor work
  42. Mumbled or choppy speech
  43. Excessive suspiciousness and self-protective behavior
  44. Communication problems, difficulties sharing and having faith in others
  45. Social isolation
  46. Constant fatigue, weakness, lethargy
  47. Frequent use of unprescribed medications
  48. Gain of weight, or losing weight without following a diet
  49. Abuse of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs
  50. 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.

Index Finger

Rubbing the index finger contributes to reducing some of the fears you might be feeling.

Middle Finger

Rub your middle finger to control the feelings of anger and resentment.

Ring Finger

Massaging the ring finger can reduce the feelings of depression and sadness. Also, you may become more determined in your decisions.

Little Finger

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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