Stress Reduction with Herbs

What is a stressor?

We are exposed to stressors every day – chemical stressors like pesticides and food additives, emotional stressors like an overwhelming workload or an argument with a friend or family member, and microorganism stressors like a viral or bacterial infection, and all of these stressors can trigger the stress response in the body (1).

Most of the time this stress response goes unnoticed, but when we experience extreme, persistent, or long-lasting stressors that overwhelm us, the stress response can be harmful to body systems and we experience signs and symptoms of dysfunction that can lead to disease (1).

Symptoms of chronic stress:

· Muscle tension

· Pain