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Ever think that pain, discomfort, and other symptoms all feel worse when you’re stressed? You’re not alone…and you’re right on the money!

In fact, various studies have shown that anxiety, stress, and other emotional conditions can actually decrease the body’s immunity and leave us open to illness, from the common cold to heart conditions.

Psychologists have long observed that emotion triggers the release of hormones throughout the entire body. But there are two different groups of emotion hormones, and they cause the body to react in two different ways. The first response is a flooding of hormones that put the body on high alert, preparing it to move fast in self-defense. Scientists call this reaction the “fight-or-flight response.” It is the way our bodies naturally respond to stressful or fearful circumstances.

The second possible response is a release of hormones that work in a nearly opposite way. These relaxation chemicals allow your entire body, including brain, muscles, and organs, to rest, regenerate, and heal. Positive emotions can trigger this healing release.

In truly dangerous or threatening situations, the fight-or-flight response can literally save your life by giving you quickened reaction time and a burst of energy. But when the body is constantly producing those action hormones but not using them, an unhealthy chemical build-up and feelings of tension are the result. Modern life, fast moving technology, and poor dietary and lifestyle habits can all add to–or even produce–this stress response, too.

One natural, effective way to reverse stress’s damaging effects on the body is NET, or Neuro-Emotional Technique. This technique makes positive, powerful use of the mind-body relationship by directly addressing the emotional component of health.

NET helps identify unresolved emotional and psychological patterns from the past with laser speed. It works quickly to help you change the outdated “default settings” that keep you stalled in a stressed, uncomfortable, and unhealthy state. Isn’t it time to replace the old self-talk that no longer serves you with balanced, positive messages?

The results: I find that long-standing pain and other chronic symptoms resolve much faster when the emotional component is addressed. In many cases, it’s the missing link to health.

In my next post, I’ll talk a little about how “Roberta’s 3 R’s” can be used to regain control and minimize the stress that can result from excess fight-or-flight hormones.

But what about now? Are you ready to try NET and quickly diminish stress and its negative effects? Call me for an appointment at 212-686-0939, or find a practitioner in your area at http://www.netmindbody.com.