ONDAMED for stress relief

Stress has been linked as a co-factor of most chronic disease processes, a keystone of integrative & complimentary medicine. The ONDAMED device and its unique method  providing personalized attention to each patient, helps those suffering to heal by learning how to effectively increase stress tolerance.

What Causes Stress?


Stress factors broadly fall into four types or categories: physical stress, psychological stress, psychosocial stress, and psychospiritual stress.


Physical stress:
trauma (injury, infection, surgery), intense physical labor/over-exertion, environmental pollution (pesticides, herbicides, toxins, heavy metals, inadequate light, radiation, noise, electromagnetic fields), illness (viral, bacterial, or fungal agents), fatigue, inadequate oxygen supply, hypoglycemia I(low blood sugar), hormonal and/or biochemical imbalances, dietary stress (nutritional deficiencies, food allergies and sensitivities, unhealthy eating habits), dehydration, substance abuse, dental challenges, and musculoskeletal misalignments/imbalances.

Psychological stress: emotional stress (resentments, fears, frustration, sadness, anger, grief/bereavement), cognitive stres (information overload, accelerated sense of time, worry, guilt, shame, jealousy, resistance, attachments, self-criticism, self-loathing, unworkable perfectionism, anxiety, panic attacks, not feeling like yourself, not feeling like things are real, and a sense of being out of control/not being in control), and perceptual stress (beliefs, roles, stories, attitudes, world view).

Psychosocial stress: relationship/marriage difficulties (partner, siblings, children, family, employer, co-workers, employer), lack of social support, lack of resources for adequate survival, loss of employment/investments/savings, loss of loved ones, bankruptcy, home foreclosure, and isolation.

Psycho-spiritual stress: A crisis of values, meaning, and purpose; joyless striving (instead of productive, satisfying, meaningful and fulfilling work; and a misalignment within one’s core spiritual beliefs.

Stress-Related Disorders


Overall, improperly or ineffectively managed stress usually takes a toll on the body. When stress-related feelings, moods, emotions are pushed into the body, the soma, this is usually termed psychosomatic or psychogenic illness, including headaches, heart palpitations, physical/cognitive/emotional pain and suffering, constricted throat and shallow, constricted breathing, clammy palms, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, allergies, asthma, autoimmune syndromes related to an ineffective functioning of the immune system, hypertension (high blood pressure), and gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, upset stomach, duodenal ulcers and esophageal reflux syndrome.

Prolonged stress can result in suppressed immune function, increased susceptibility to infectious and immune-related diseases and cancer. Emotional stress can also result in hormonal imbalances (adrenal, pituitary, thyroid, etc.) that further interfere with healthy immune functioning.

(Adapted from Larry Trivieri, Jr, The Health Plus Letter, Vol. 2, No. 2, www.1healthyworld.com)

Cognitive: Anxious thoughts, fearful anticipation, poor concentration, difficulty with memory.

Emotional: Feelings of tension, irritability, restlessness, worries, inability to relax, depression.

Behavioral: Avoidance of tasks; sleep problems; difficulty in completing work assignments; fidgeting; tremors; strained face; clenching fists; crying; changes in drinking, eating, or smoking behaviors.

Physiological: Stiff or tense muscles, grinding teeth, sweating, tension headaches, faint feelings, choking feeling, difficulty in swallowing, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, loosening of bowels, constipation, frequency and urgency of urination, loss of interest in sex, tiredness, shakiness or tremors, weight loss or gain, awareness of heart beat.

Social: Some people in stressful times tend to seek out others to be with. Other people withdraw under stress. Also, the quality of relationships can change when a person is under stress.

(Compiled by University of Miami psychologist Michael Antoni and colleagues, in Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D. Between Mind and Body: Stress, Emotions, and Health in MindBody Medicine, Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. and Joel Gurin, Eds., Consumer Reports Books, Consumer Union: Yonkers, New York, 1993, 19-38, citation: 24).

Ref: https://www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/types-of-stress-and-their-symptoms/

Stress Therapy


People can learn to manage stress and lead happier, healthier lives. Here are some tips to help you keep stress at bay.

  • Keep a positive attitude.
  • Accept that there are events that you cannot control.
  • Be assertive instead of aggressive. Assert your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive.
  • Learn and practice relaxation techniques; try meditation, yoga, or tai-chi for stress management.
  • Exercise regularly. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit.
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Learn to manage your time more effectively.
  • Set limits appropriately and learn to say no to requests that would create excessive stress in your life.
  • Make time for hobbies, interests, and relaxation.
  • Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.
  • Don't rely on alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors to reduce stress.
  • Seek out social support. Spend enough time with those you enjoy.
  • Seek treatment with a psychologist or other mental health professional trained in stress management or biofeedback techniques to learn healthy ways of dealing with the stress in your life.

Ref: webmd.com

Stress Management & Biofeedback


Stress often has emotional and physical consequences. Stress reactions cause our bodies to release the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which can result in increased heart rate and blood pressure, and changes in our immune system, digestive system, or reproductive system. Prolonged exposure to these hormones can result in excessive wear and tear on the body and mind, often impacting a number of medical and psychological conditions.

Biofeedback is a non-invasive process that helps you and your clinician better understand how stress, emotions that are difficult to manage, and situational factors impact your body. It provides immediate feedback regarding the level of physical reactivity (such as your heart rate or muscle tension) to stress.

Stress Relief Techniques


Biofeedback teaches patients how to manage their stress to live healthier & happier lives. It is easy, non-invasive and there are no known side effects. Biofeedback is a sustainable therapeutic solution for patients to take control of their emotional response to a variety of external and internal triggers. This method of stress relief empowers patients, which potentially impacts their overall physiological, mental, emotional, and spiritual states.

Other stress relief techniques, which can be used in combination with Biofeedback or by themselves include:

  • Meditation
  • Being still without any stimulation around you
  • Conscious breathing
  • Being in nature
  • Talk 20-minute walks 3 times per week
  • Earthing by connecting your bare feet or your entire body to earth, water, rocks, etc.
  • Eating responsibly
  • Drinking lots of wholesome water to stay hydrated
  • Getting enough sleep and rest
  • Dancing
  • Listening to music
  • Laughing
  • Surrounding yourself with people and animals you enjoy
  • Cuddling, kissing, hugging, and sex

ONDAMED System for Stress  (Summary )


Stress is a co-factor in most chronic disease processes. By helping patients better cope with their stress, their chances of overcoming their symptoms and diseases increases.

The ONDAMED device is an intelligent approach to providing stimulation with your body’s own communication language, which is electromagnetic. The brilliance of the ONDAMED method is the personalization of targeted localized frequency stimulation raising awareness to the patient to overcome stress and stress related disorders.

 

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