Not only does permanent stress reduce life quality directly and in the moment, but it also has some significant late sequelae. So, when we are contemplating permanent stress, we have to look at the immediate organic reactions to the stress, and also the more indirect effects, as well as the late sequelae. Originally, as far as human history is concerned, stress usually was triggered through physical threats. Thus our body has developed a stress reaction program that supplies energies during stress situations and that assists in escape or fight. This ancient and very successful program is still in full swing today, whenever we experience stress. Unfortunately it does not lend itself well to passing exams for instance or to resolve conflicts, because these situations cannot be mastered with flight or fight. As a result the energies, which get supplied by the body, are not used up and have to be worked out through other activities like for instance regular sports. If that does not happen a cascade of auto-aggression is kicking in. The effects of stress and its “non-processing” form a causal chain, which has become a primary focal point for Esogetic medicine. As we know at present, human beings have a second brain in the gut, which is sending more impulses to the cranial brain than it receives. This “enteric nervous system” is mostly autonomous in its function, as far as the head goes. Permanent stress creates pressure in the solarplexus, which leads to excess acidity in the stomach and that alters the milieu of the small and large intestines over time. 70% of the active cells of the immune system are located in the intestines, and they are autonomous from the cranial brain. That means that the permanent emotional fluctuations due to “distress” unavoidably lead to a weakness of the immune system. In the long run particularly the sleep rhythm disturbances become the cause for an impeded regeneration of body and nerve cells.
Summed up we consider permanent stress as a dangerous state of energetic excess. The weakening of immune competence is a consequence, and as it progresses typical symptom sequences are emerging: like for instance high blood pressure, stroke, headaches, back pain, stomach and intestinal problems, diabetes, tinnitus, erectile dysfunction and others.
What can Esogetic medicine do against the effects of stress? A central topic is the sleep; especially the dreams and the sleep rhythm. We have observed for a long time that sick people do no have memorable dreams. Therefore Peter Mandel has developed his Esogetic dream therapy. People are able to recall their dreams much more easily and are also much more responsive to therapy. The need for regeneration is being treated with respect, immune activities are strengthened, a psychological and physical stabilization takes place. Esogetic medicine is able to describe and treat more than 150 dream zones on the skin. For that purpose we have developed different protocols and devices, also for the use at home.