As a society we are under more stress than ever before, so now is the time to prioritize your holistic approach to stress relief and good health. Stress can be either mental or physical. Stress, of both kinds, can be activated through our senses, our emotions, and our minds.
With mental stress, if you see, hear, feel, smell, or even taste something you are not familiar with, it can invoke the emotion of fear, especially if it is sudden. If it is something you are familiar with, but have a bad experience with in your past, it can bring a memory of the fear you had at that time. If you think about it, most mental stress comes out of fear. Stressed about finances? It’s because of the fear of not knowing where the needed money will come from. Stressed over a relationship? It’s because of the fear (and not knowing) of which direction it will take. Stressed by failing health or illness of a loved one? Again, it’s because of the fear of not knowing what the future holds. Do you notice a pattern? Stress comes out of fear. Although fear is the big one, stress can also come out of hatred, sadness, being despondent, or any of what we would consider “negative” emotions. Fear is hardest do deal with because we can “forgive”, “have acceptance for”, or “get over” the others. So, fear is the primary negative emotion that stimulates the mental stress reactions of your body. Knowledge or experience eliminates fear, so look for ways to gain knowledge about that which is stressing you out. I know, it’s difficult to do when you are in the middle of the stress, but just knowing fear can be alleviated with knowledge may help guide you in the right direction when you can stop and think about what you are going through.
Physical stress would be things like having a work schedule that gives you no “down time”, taking care of a sick family member because there is no one else to do it (which in turn gives you no down time, and also gives you mental stress), poor diet, illness, or injury. Some of these we can do something about, some we can’t, and some we only think we can’t. Do your best to know which things you actually can do something about, even if it takes some trade-off or sacrifice.
The main thing for both types of stress is don’t keep it to yourself…ask for help, or at least ask for ideas about how to help. You don’t have to go it alone. Think of it this way: Stress reduces the quality of life, and can shorten life. What is keeping you from asking for help knowing the risks?
If you can’t relieve the stress by eliminating it, then understanding how stress affects each system of the body is important to offset the negative effects that stress has on those systems.
Central Nervous and Endocrine
Your central nervous system signals your “fight or flight” response. It starts with the hypothalamus, telling your adrenal glands to release the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones excite your heartbeat and send blood to the areas that need it most, such as your muscles, heart, and other important organs.
When the immediate fear reaction is gone, the hypothalamus should tell all systems to go back to normal. If the central nervous system fails to return to normal, or if what’s causing the stress doesn’t go away, the response will continue.
Chronic stress is also a factor in behaviors such as overeating or not eating enough, alcohol or drug abuse, and social withdrawal.
Respiratory and Cardiovascular
Stress hormones affect your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. During the stress response, you breathe faster in an effort to quickly distribute oxygen-rich blood to your body.
Under stress, your heart also pumps faster. Stress hormones cause your blood vessels to constrict and divert more oxygen to your muscles so you’ll have more strength to take action. This reaction also raises your blood pressure. As a result, frequent or chronic stress will make your heart work too hard for too long.
Under stress, your liver produces extra blood sugar (glucose). If you’re under chronic stress, your body may not be able to keep up with this extra glucose surge. Chronic stress may increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The rush of hormones, rapid breathing, and increased heart rate can also upset your digestive system. You’re more likely to have heartburn or acid reflux thanks to an increase in stomach acid.
Stress can also affect the way food moves through your body, leading to diarrhea or constipation. You might also experience nausea, vomiting, or a stomachache.
Your muscles tense up to protect themselves from injury when you’re stressed. They tend to release again once you relax, but if you’re constantly under stress, your muscles may not get the chance to relax. Tight muscles cause headaches, back and shoulder pain, and body aches.
Stress is exhausting for both the body and mind. While short-term stress may cause men to produce more of the male hormone testosterone, this effect doesn’t last.
If stress continues for a long time, a man’s testosterone levels can begin to drop. This can interfere with sperm production and cause erectile dysfunction or impotence. Chronic stress may also increase risk of infection for male reproductive organs like the prostate and testes.
For women, stress can affect the menstrual cycle. It can lead to irregular, heavier, or more painful periods. Chronic stress can also magnify the physical symptoms of menopause.
Stress stimulates the immune system, which can be a plus for immediate situations. This stimulation can help you avoid infections and heal wounds. But over time, stress hormones will weaken your immune system and reduce your body’s response to foreign invaders. People under chronic stress are more susceptible to viral illnesses like the flu and the common cold, as well as other infections. Stress can also increase the time it takes you to recover from an illness or injury.
Keeping the impacts of stress in mind here are some frequencies designed to alleviate stress.
Brain wave frequencies
Brain wave frequencies run from 0.5Hz to 35Hz and are broken down into ranges:
0.5 – 4 are the Delta range,
4 – 8 are the Theta range,
8 – 12 are the Alpha range,
And 12 – 35 are the Beta range.
When using brain wave frequencies, keep these things in mind:
Frequencies of 10Hz through 35Hz are in many frequency sets as supporting (mostly pain relieving) frequencies and are thus played many times at higher intensities. It is mainly the brain wave frequencies below 7 where intensity may be of concern.
Only pathogen debilitating frequencies need to be run at high intensity. All body function frequencies do not require much intensity to be affective, and in particular, brain wave frequencies should be run at low intensity levels when running them for their own properties.
NOTE for ELEMENT and ELEMENT Elite users: Remember to use the next higher harmonic for any frequency below 5Hz.
Brain wave frequency list
From the ETDFL
High stress level #1
High stress level #2
From the BFL
15 through 24 at 1Hz increment
Meditation For Stress Relief
Just at The Edge of Audible Sound
As A Musical Background
20 – 40
From the Dr. Williams
From the Dave Halliday
Stress and trauma elimination
72102, 78234, 76025, 73863, 73895, 54645, 58250, 54806, 49767, 67191, 69239, 40459, 67191, 87285, 76316, 54645, 81149, 56451, 78234, 45191, 78724, 76025, 81603, 76441, 29809, 66623, 69603, 47947, 87895, 69533, 66996, 69572, 87785, 81603, 75057, 39067, 5926
Also beneficial for stress relief:
Nenah Sylver PHD author of “The Rife Handbook of Frequency and Holistic Health” says constantly that frequency therapy is part of a holistic approach.
A holistic approach focuses on a person’s wellness and not just their illness or condition.
Dr. William Pawluk just retired from his holistic MD practice to devote his time completely to advocating for pulsed electromagnetic field or PEMF therapy.
“You Get the Most Benefit from PEMFs combined with adequate Nutrition, adequate rest,
managing stress, not smoking or excessive drinking and
addressing underlying health concerns.”
What herbs help with anxiety?
The most common herbs used to alleviate stress and anxiety include:
St. John’s wort
Lavender has been shown as beneficial to overall mood, anxiety, and sleep.
“Lavender and the Nervous System” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/
“Silexan, an orally administered Lavandula oil preparation, is effective in the treatment of ‘subsyndromal’ anxiety disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – PubMed” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20512042/
Passionflower boosts GABA levels in the brain, which promotes relaxation. Passionflower has been shown to ease generalized anxiety with fewer side effects than prescribed sedatives.
“GABA A receptors as in vivo substrate for the anxiolytic action of valerianic acid, a major constituent of valerian root extracts – PubMed” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18602406/
“Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam – PubMed” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11679026/
Valerian root is often paired with passionflower as it promotes similar calming effects. This herb is commonly used as a sleep aid and, like passionflower, increases the amount of GABA in the brain.
Exercise is vital to holistic health rebounding is very valuable and if exercise is difficult look into the program called “Sit to be Fit”
Meditative deep breathing also has tremendous stress relieving value. When possible, do this while grounded to the Earth by having bare feet on soil, sand, or grass. As a second best way to be grounded, run 10Hz in a magnetic field at low intensity.
As always, eat healthy, eat green, eat fresh…and stay hydrated!