Heart Health

Have you struggled with heart issues…high blood pressure, heart attack, poor circulation problems?

Figuring out how stress pushes your buttons is an important step towards heart health.

It’s a powerless feeling to not be able to control what your body does or does not do. You cannot get the circulation to open up and flow the way it needs to. Medication addresses some issues, of course…but does it also create side effects and other problems? Your doctor may be suggesting that you find a way to reduce the stress in your life; but what does that mean exactly? Perhaps you go home and put your feet up and relax for a moment, but the next day it is the usual routine. Maybe you will go to the gym and try to work off the stress. That can certainly be helpful…but has it done the job? 

The American Heart Association suggests: [www.heart.org] that “exercising, maintaining a positive attitude, not smoking, not drinking too much coffee, enjoying a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight are good ways to deal with stress, said Schiffrin, who is also the Canada research chair in hypertension and vascular research at Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. “All those people are doing the right thing,” said Schiffrin, a volunteer with the American Heart Association.

Medicines are helpful for many things, but usually not for stress. Some people take tranquilizers to calm them down immediately, but it’s far better in the long term to learn to manage your stress through relaxation or stress management techniques. Be careful not to confuse stress with anxiety. Figuring out how stress pushes your buttons is an important step in dealing with it.”

Self MedicateWhen you’re under stress, do you:

  • Drink alcohol
  • Take medications
  • Smoke Marijuana
  • Overeat comfort foods
  • Binge watch television
  • Work too much
  • Sleep too much or too little

What if these do not work? Are there therapies that can help people reduce stress and deal with anxiety? The Life Vessel is one of those therapies. It is a therapy that brings that body into a complete relaxation state. It is non-invasive, it does not include drugs, it is totally natural and one of the only side-effects that it can help all other therapies work more effectively. PEMF (pulse electro-magnetic field) therapy is another therapy that can open up circulation and help with reducing stress on the heart. Strategies for Healing is committed to offering alternative therapies that assist people in addressing their stress. Call us today to find out how our therapies can help you reduce your stress.

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