When you’re talking about stress you’re really talking about the HPA Axis (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) which are the glandular components of a stress response. Stress responses are our primal response to danger and are essential for survival. Modern living creates a constant response to emotional issues that drive chronic stress.
Once you’re locked into chronic stress life becomes a series of reactions centered on survival. Through the proper use of adaptogens like reishi, rhodiola and ashwagandha – herbs that you’ll find in TianChi and Inner Peace – you can reestablish the flow of a proper HPA response and stop reacting to situations and start responding in a more appropriate way. Your body can then learn to respond vs. react.