Stress has everything to do with your nervous system, and especially with the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is responsible for your ‘automatic’ processes such as digestion, breathing, organ function, etc.
You can divide the autonomic nervous system into the sympathetic part and a para-sympathetic part. The sympathetic part, also called the Freeze, Fight or Flight part, is responsible for everything that requires energy such as movement.
The parasympathetic part, also called the Rest & Digest part, is responsible for everything that creates energy so that you can recover.
Restoring the balance between stress and relaxation, sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, is the foundation of health and is at the basis of our treatment program.