Corticosteroids are man-made hormones similar to the cortisol naturally produced by our adrenal glands, typically prescribed for autoimmune conditions and inflammatory disorders. (Even though they’re often just called “steroids,” corticosteroids are not the same as anabolic steroids some people use as performance-enhancing drugs!) Out of all the medications we could potentially take, steroids have some …Read More
Research shows that the Emotional Freedom Technique (a.k.a. EFT or tapping), a treatment which combines ancient Chinese acupressure with modern psychology, can reduce cortisol levels in the body and counteract the negative impact of stress by sending a calming signal to the amygdala (the part of our brain responsible for our fight or flight response).