Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses.
Stress without relief can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.
Effective, permanent change can take place with the help of a wellness coach who guides you through the process, from goal-setting, into action and beyond. These experts can assist you in developing a wellness plan that fits your life.
Biofeedback is a technique that trains people to improve their health by controlling certain bodily processes such as heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension. Electrodes attached to your skin measure these processes and display them on a monitor. With help from a biofeedback therapist, you can learn to change your heart rate or blood pressure, for example.