Unravelling GI Problems – Stress
I believe in working to achieve real healing. A client’s level of health is a direct result of their lifestyle, so when a part of that lifestyle does not support health it must be addressed and changed to produce a different result.
The treatment process is a removal of symptoms and any good practitioner is capable of that. A practitioner does the coaching but the client must do the hard work of actively making the changes needed. In fact, real healing is the self-care a person consciously does on spiritual, mental, emotional and physical levels.
Removing pain is only half the process. Finding the causes and correctly addressing them is the other half. If that work is not done, return visits to the doctor or practitioner are inevitable.
Wellness through education teaches us that to achieve different results we must change our behaviour. Since all diseases are ‘dis-eases’ of lifestyle, lifestyle modifications are necessary. With that in mind, when I talk to a client about gastrointestinal issues, the questions I ask go far beyond those that just relate to the digestive symptoms.
One of today’s key areas to get clear information and client understanding of is stress - how it affects health and how best to create better responses for the individual.
Stress is a specific response by the body to a stimulus, such as fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with normal physiological equilibrium.