Chronic Bio-Stress: A New Understanding Of Stress
The identification and understanding of bio-stress, both acute and chronic, generates new insights and methods that can enable a person to be healthier, smarter, and all-around functioning better. Mostly, people understand stress as a psychological matter, but we are focusing on biological stress in the way that an engineer would focus on stressors and stress loads of his materials, such as a steel beam in a bridge. An organ, system or point of the body that shows "chronic bio-stress" is in a state of low functioning.
An example of chronic bio-stress would be neck muscles that are always tight and sore, even after a massage. They may be relieved for a short while, but then will return to their previously uncomfortable, though not painful state, perhaps with a limited range of motion. This situation would be typical of a muscle that was stressed or strained, but not lacerated in a car accident.
Here are eight areas of chronic bio-stress points that can be identified and optimized for bio-fitness:
1. Post-Traumatic: fight/flight, accidents, violence, fear, shame
2. Neuro-motor reflexes: birth, primitive, life-long reflex systems
3. Cranial neuro-circuitry: seeing, listening, learning, thinking
4. Bio-regulative: acu-meridian system, immune system
5. Nutritional: for energy and brain performance
6. Executive skill: Concentration, decision-making, creative problem-solving
7. Mental stress:, emotions, memory, perception, beliefs, thought patterns
8. Relationships: social engagement, family, work, self
A bio-stress point is a specific location in the body that is not functioning as well as it could.
When a stressed biological point is identified and dissolved, then that point becomes "balanced" or "normal" in its functioning.
If that point is fully activated and optimized in its functioning, then that point is in a state of bio-fitness.