Why does Flu Season Coincide with Holiday Season

Aaachoo! Cheers! Gesundheit! Sounds we all hear this time of year. Isn’t it interesting how Flu Season Coincides with Holiday Season?!  Those darn influenza bugs just seem to have it out for all of us, and during our holidays too.

Did you know that 5 minutes of stress can suppress your immune system for 5 hours?  Want to know how to easily take back control over your health during and after the holiday Season?  Read on…

According to Dr. Weil, M.D., research associate in ethno-pharmacology at Harvard, “External, material objects are never the causes of disease, merely agents waiting to cause specific symptoms in susceptible hosts. Rather than warring on disease agents with the hope of eliminating them, we ought to worry more about strengthening resistance to them and learning to live in balance with them more of the time.”

If our coping skills are less than optimal when stress is high, the internal balance of our bodies may be easily upset and our resistance lowered.  The way we react to the daily stressors of life or to specific stressful events can be the difference between “coming down with” an infection and remaining symptom free.  Since most of the microbes that affect the human body are already within us, they are only able to take over when we give them a weakened environment to wreak havoc in.

Here are some of the common effects of stress as per the Mayo Clinic:

On your body

  • Headache
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleep problems

On your mood

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness or depression

Dynamical Neurofeedback and Stress Reduction

During periods of stress in your life, Dynamical Neurofeedback is particularly helpful in calming the nervous system and providing relief from the many negative effects of stress. The FDA has approved neurofeedback as effective for stress reduction.

In addition, Dynamical Neurofeedback encourages an overall positive mental outlook and a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection.  For anyone looking to improve their daily health and wellness, Dynamical Neurofeedback training can be an excellent supplement to a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Many benefits of neurofeedback are stress-reduction and relaxation. When the brain is trained with Dynamical Neurofeedback, clients may notice the following:

  • Feeling calmer
  • Increased mental clarity and focus
  • Dropping away of fears
  • More appropriate response to situations
  • Feeling lighter and greater ease
  • Increased motivation and ability to accomplish tasks

To ensure you are well prepared to enjoy the holiday season, call now to schedule your neurofeedback session (954) 830-9202.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Holiday Season!