Anxiety – Body, Mind – or BOTH?

Heart palpitations. Stomach sinks. Palms get sweaty and cold. Thoughts become erratic, racing and filled with doom. Anxiety is an extremely common condition affecting more than 3 million new people each year.  While the most common treatments involve medication (chemical) and/or counseling (mental/social), these methods can’t address the physical aspects of this condition. Clients that… Continue reading Anxiety – Body, Mind – or BOTH?

Sleeplessness from quarantine??? Here is why!

We are going through an unprecedented time and in addition to so many other adverse effects, COVID is causing sleepless nights. The effects of stress on mental and physical health are getting worse. The acute phase of stress leads to a reduction in sleep, vigilance and an adrenaline rush in the system to prepare you… Continue reading Sleeplessness from quarantine??? Here is why!

Is it COVID or fear of COVID challenging the immune system?

People with underlying conditions or immune compromised patients are severely affected by COVID. Can fear of getting COVID suppress your immune system making you prone to illness? Initial phases of stress begins to slow the immune system. As the stress continues immune deficiency sets in, which makes you more prone to infection – like sore… Continue reading Is it COVID or fear of COVID challenging the immune system?

COVID stress cycle…The real culprit of physical pain?

Emotional response (fear, anxiety, grief, frustration) to COVID 19 can lead to adverse effects on physical health. Wondering how? Stress releases chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol which leads to increased heart rate, tightening muscles in the body, eventually leading to musculoskeletal limitations causing physical pain such as low back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee pain, etc..… Continue reading COVID stress cycle…The real culprit of physical pain?

Enhanced Immune Function

Most people understand the basic function of the Immune System.  Like a built-in security system, it monitors everything coming into your body to ensure it belongs there.  When the system performs optimally, it detects harmful intruders and damaged tissue and responds appropriately. Like any other system, Immune function can become over-challenged and under-supported. It may… Continue reading Enhanced Immune Function

Suffering from the Effects of Abdominal Surgery?

After abdominal surgery, it is very common for patients to have symptoms like heart burn, acid reflux, constipation, bloating, incontinence, core weakness, low back pain or neck pain. While it may seem unrelated, these symptoms may be a sign of restrictions in the organs…Usually a side effect of surgery. Every surgery (even “minimally invasive”) can… Continue reading Suffering from the Effects of Abdominal Surgery?