FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CLINIC IN MEDINA OHIO
The vast majority of humans are living in a constant state of stress. The fight or flight reaction that we find ourselves in becomes addictive and destructive. Emotional Stress, Chemical Stress, Physical stress overwhelm our bodies. This is literally the cause of all human disease.
When over stimulated our nervous system relays a message to the hypothalamus in the brain to produce and release a chemical called corticotrophin (CRH) to handle the stressor. CRH travels to the pituitary gland, which produces the adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). ACTH in turn goes to the adrenal glands, which produce a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is the master stress hormone influencing every tissue in the body.
This system is referred to as the HPA axis (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal axis). It is, essentially, the processing system of stress response for the entire body. In other words, this is our “survival instinct.”
Chronic stress instigates a cascade of effects. It causes our breath to shallow, our digestives systems to shut down, our endocrine system to tire. Our bodies begin to burn sugar and create chronic inflammation which all lead to disease.
Only by resetting our body systems can we pull out of stress. To heal and regain our lives we need to go through a series of steps to reset each system. By combining cures together in a systematic way we can heal body and mind.