Chiropractic Treatment Benefits

Stress

Modern life is full of pressure, stress and frustration. Worrying about your job security, being overworked, driving in rush hour traffic, keeping up with the children and their schedules all cause stress. According to a recent survey by the American Psychology Association, fifty-four percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their every day lives and two-thirds of Americans say they are likely to seek help for stress.

The Triad of Health in Applied Kinesiology looks at three stresses that can affect your health.

  1. Structural stress which includes your posture and mechanical imbalances and any physical stress such as lifting items or carrying objects incorrectly.
  2. Chemical stress which includes outside things you may be exposed to or allergic to. Looking at your diet, are you drinking enough water? You should be drinking 50% of your weight in ounces per day. Are you taking natural vitamins, not synthetic ones? Dr. Heathcote can help you evaluate your vitamins to tell you the correct ones you should be taking. He can also help you look at the foods you are eating and the products you are using and let you know if you might be having and adverse reaction.
  3. Emotional stress is a common link to physical problems. There are things to evaluate to see if your emotional stress is affecting you physically.

The fight-or-flight reaction is the body's response that occurs automatically when you feel threatened by these stresses. This reaction is designed to let you fight for your life or run from your predator to later rest and rejuvenate. Nowadays, life can be so intensely busy that their is no time to rejuvenate. This causes a problem. The ongoing stress can cause your body to start to have physical problems. Stress tends to affect the ligaments which can cause structural imbalances to the joints. Stress can also affect your immune and digestive system.

After decades of research, it is clear that the negative effects associated with stress are real. There are a number of things you can do to reduce the effects that stress has on your body. Chiropractic can help relieve the accumulation of stress and appropriate nutrients can help your body function better under stress. Dr. Heathcote can evaluate and treat you to help release the effects of stress so they don't accumulate and cause additional harm to your health.

Contact us today for help relieving your stress.