WHAT IS SYMPATHETIC DOMINANCE?

 

When our 'fight or flight' response is more dominant than our 'rest, digest, repair, detox' part of our autonomic nerve system (ANS)


The two parts of our ANS is Sympathetic and Parasympathetic. They are complimentary opposites and are both are crucial for the expression of health. 


When the Sympathetic side is more dominant, you are in 'fight or flight'. Your body responds as if you're running away from a lion, or a big barking dog.

The same set of neurological and physiological reactions occur whenever you enter this wound-up, fight or flight ready state, no matter what the stressor.

In this state, our hormonal and reproductive systems are all suppressed and placed under pressure and our body will experience more tension.

SYMPTOMS INCLUDE

  • Headache

  • Neck and Back tension

  • Rounded shoulders

  • Forward head position

  • Muscle stiffness and aches

  • Changes in libido

  • Bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation,

  • Increased weight especially around hips thighs and abdomen

  • Increased thirst

  • Chest tension

  • Hormonal changes: painful or heavy periods

  • Insomnia

  • Depression, anxiety or irritability

  • Loses temper quickly

  • Overwhelm