Cortisol, Stress and Reflexology
The human body reacts to stress by first pumping adrenaline and then cortisol into the bloodstream to focus the mind and body for immediate action . This is the fight or flight response.
The adrenaline rush from the initial stress response can occasionally pose health risks, but the more significant hazard is the subsequent release of cortisol.
Cortisol is a hormone which is released during the fight or flight response.
When the body is functioning well, cortisol has a very important role in moderating the bodies inflammatory response.