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Stress Surrounds Us

Stressed out woman

LIfe doesn’t have to be this way!

Stress is pandemic. It’s everywhere and tends to define us as a species.

  • Stress is breathing
  • Stress is thinking
  • Stress is the schedule that presses against each one of us on a daily basis
  • Stress is chemical exposure
  • Stress is physical monotony and routine (sitting all day)

Stress Can Be Mental, Emotional, Physical and Even Spiritual

Whatever the source, our brain/body responds and adapts to the stressor in an identical manner. The brain shifts into a defensive mode…and that mode is MASSIVE in its repercussions on our health and well-being.

This defensive brain activity triggers obvious changes in the heart and lung systems, such as:

  • Rapid and shallow breathing
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Increases in the stickiness of the blood

It also can have massive ramifications in our susceptibility to cancer, our immune function, and our vulnerability to viruses such as Ebola and the flu.

These hormonal and physical changes can result in a stiffening and tension of the muscles, which in turn stiffens the body as a whole, tremendously taxing our physiology. This can lead to a dampening of our circulation to tissues that need nutrition, to altered breathing patterns and inhibited digestion.

Chiropractic To The Rescue

How exactly does chiropractic care manage to reduce the effects of stress on our bodies? It’s very simple: chiropractic successfully engages the nervous system.

There’s no better way to handle the cumulative effects of stress than through this non-invasive, gentle and effective treatment that manages to calm the nervous system and brain through the healing effect of touch and the re-introduction of motion to body structure.

Chiropractic is able to stimulate the brain centers in such a way that it reduces and reverses stress patterns, instantly increasing our immune response and changing hormonal output.

Don’t allow the ever constant presence of stress to call the shots in YOUR body! You’ll find that regular chiropractic treatments can make all the difference. Let our team at Beacon Hill Chiropractic and Massage help you with your stress. Schedule an appointment today!

 

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