It is often extremely difficult to separate the mind from the body, even if we are not consciously aware of this connection. The way you think, feel and act affects the way your body reacts to it. This is called the “mind/body connection.” Your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right when you are stressed, anxious or upset. The way that we physically feel can greatly affect our mood. Depression and the feeling of isolation can be caused by
The world we live in is a busy one and it’s getting busier by the minute. This makes it so vitally important that we ensure our stress levels are being managed. Now what is stress exactly? Stress = physical, emotional, and chemical responses occurring in the body due to stresses one perceives. Stress can be caused by internal conditions such as emotional upset, pain, or illness and also by external circumstances, such as a death in the family, or financial problems. Even experiences that are positive like a new baby or a job promotion can provoke stress.
Recent research is indicating that up to 80% of all illness is stress related or, at the very least, illness is exacerbated by stress. Stress is a part of life and at times is difficult to avoid. Your body may not have adequate time to recover if these stresses are occurring quite consistently. Over time this long-term “stress-response” state can start to damage all of the body’s processes and systems. This in turn can damage the immune system, making people more susceptible to colds, flu or other infections.
Now how can
help to deal with stress? Your body is an amazing machine that is completely connected from head to toe, side to side from inside to outside. Better balance in emotions and mood is created from balance in the nervous system. This creates more control in the body and awareness so the body can begin to release proper hormones and neurotransmitters at the proper times.
Chronic stress has the effect to cause prolonged muscle tension and contraction. This muscle tension creates uneven pressures on the bony structures of the body, often leading to the misalignment of the spine and irritation to the nervous system.
The purpose of chiropractic care is to bring
balance to the nervous system
, the control centre of the body, by correcting subtle disturbances in nerves with specific adjustments to spinal bones. Sequentially, has an impact on your body’s ability to heal as well as it’s ongoing response to future stressors. Poor health now takes place as this vicious cycle begins in your body, making it hard for it to cope.