5 Ways You Can Reduce Stress with Chiropractic Care
Have you been feeling stressed or burnt out? In our modern, fast-paced world, it’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed, tired, or mentally strained at different times in our lives. Fortunately, chiropractic care offers some fantastic benefits for reducing stress, improving the body’s overall function, and helping to boost health. If you’d like to learn more about how chiropractic can help you feel better, read on to learn 5 ways you can reduce stress with chiropractic care.
#1. Regulate your heart rate and rhythm.
Chiropractic care has a strong therapeutic effect on the nervous system.
When a chiropractic treatment is provided, the central nervous system (which controls the brain and spine) is directly affected, and so is the peripheral nervous system (which controls movement and perception).
Chiropractic treatments can produce a regulating effect on the nervous system, which helps to lower the heart rate, rebalance the heart rhythm, and soothe the entire nervous system.
When the human body is stressed, the nervous system is usually overstimulated. Chiropractic allows the nervous system to relax and rebalance, which can produce a distinct soothing effect on the body and mind, including the reduction of an overactive heart rate or irregular heart rhythm.
#2. Improve your sleep.
Patients who receive regular chiropractic care report experiencing significantly deeper and more restful sleep.
The improved sleep that can occur as a result of regular chiropractic care is due to the therapeutic effects of chiropractic care on the nervous system, as well as its effect on the body and the posture. The posture of the body while sleeping is an important part of the sleep experience, and poor posture in waking life often translates to poor posture during sleep. By resolving postural imbalances and concerns with chiropractic care, nerve energy is able to flow better through the body during sleep, allowing for an improved sleep experience. Additionally, the calming and regulating effect of chiropractic care on the nervous system is an important contributor to improved sleep.
At Spineworks Chiropractic, expert chiropractor Dr. Luc Archambault uses a technique called Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) to make long-term changes to the spine and posture. Chiropractic BioPhysics® is practiced by only a small number of chiropractors in the London area.
#3. Clear your mind.
Did you know that chiropractic care can help clear your mind—literally?
When a chiropractic treatment is administered, it helps to boost the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to the brain. CSF is responsible for helping to provide nutrients to the brain, cushion and protect the brain, and remove toxins and waste materials from the brain. CSF circulates through the brain and spinal cord, and when a chiropractic adjustment occurs, CSF is stimulated.
After receiving chiropractic care, people often report that they experience more mental clarity, increased energy, improved cognition (thinking), and enhanced creativity.
#4. Improve your mood.
Chiropractic care works holistically on the entire body to improve the function of all body systems. This includes the nervous system, the muscular system, and the skeletal system primarily, but also indirectly affects the immune system, respiratory system, and cardiovascular system.
When the nervous system is regulated through chiropractic care and the muscles and joints of the body are able to release tension, strain, and misalignment, the performance of the entire body is enhanced. This naturally decreases stress and provides an overall feeling of upliftment as the body responds by functioning more efficiently and healthfully.
Patients who receive regular chiropractic care report experiencing improved mood, better memory, and a more positive outlook after their treatments.
#5. Decrease anxiety.
Because of the strong effect of chiropractic care on regulating the nervous system, it’s common for patients to experience a decrease in anxiety as the result of chiropractic treatment.
The central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord, is directly treated by chiropractic adjustments and spinal traction. With every treatment, the spinal cord is brought into better alignment, which allows for the flow of nerve energy to increase throughout the body and the nervous system to perform its functions more effectively.
Additionally the hormones adrenaline and cortisol are decreased through regular chiropractic care. Adrenaline and cortisol flood the body when anxiety is present as a survival mechanism intended to jumpstart the fight-or-flight response. When adrenaline and cortisol are decreased, the stress response is also decreased, helping to release feelings of anxiety, overactivity, and restlessness.
Book Your Appointment
If you’re ready to experience the stress-reducing effects of chiropractic care, it’s time to book your appointment. Dr. Luc Archambault will discuss any symptoms or conditions you may currently be experiencing, as well as your health goals, to determine what form of treatment will be most effective for you. Certified in the advanced Chiropractic BioPhysics® technique, Dr. Archambault can help to correct posture and scoliosis, decrease pain, resolve headaches and migraines, and help reduce overall stress. Contact us today to experience the benefits of chiropractic care.