Numerous Clinical Studies demonstrate that chronic stress can not only exacerbate the symptoms of a disease or chronic conditions but can also slow down cellular regeneration which can lead to premature aging. We are bombarded by various stressors on a daily basis, and even multiple times throughout the entire day.
Our central nervous system, comprised of the brain and spinal cord, can be divided into two sub-systems: the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). It is by way of the two divisions of the ANS that the stress reaction is carried out on a physical level. The Sympathetic Nervous System gets us ready for an emergency, perceived or otherwise, and the Parasympathetic Nervous System, which restores balance to the system once the “threat” has been dealt with. We’ve heard the term “fight-or-flight”, correct? Well when the body reverts to functioning in fight-or-flight mode too often or for too long a period of time the wear and tear on the system is just too much to ignore. We shut down either by getting sick or “burning out”, or by resorting to maladaptive psychological coping mechanisms like becoming socially withdrawn or flying off the handle and reacting and overreacting to what seems like even the smallest challenge. It is the parasympathetic nervous system’s job to restore optimal functioning by promoting digestive, immune and reproductive function. Through various modalities meant to balance the Autonomic Nervous System and help the mind cope with stress Lotus Wellness Center of Jacksonville is the perfect compliment to your medical aesthetic investment. Visit https://lotusjacksonville.com/ to learn more.