Conditions of Nervous Unrest

The Stress Response – A Relic from Ancient Times

Increased blood pressure, accelerated beating of the heart, improved circulation in the muscules, and a ready supply of energy – these are the typical signs of the stress response. In ancient times, such physical reactions were both necessary and logical because they allowed for fight or flight, which could ultimately decide between life or death.


What was once imperative and life-saving has lost its meaning today. Messengers like adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, which are released during the stress response, are rarely discharged from the system due to a lack of physical activity. Their persistent presence bodes negative consequences for body and mind.