Stress symptoms can manifest themselves in the body with time. Chronic stress can lead to serious health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.
Stress is unavoidable and can be physical, mental, emotional, or chemical. There, however, are two strategies to adopt to reduce stress:
- Helping the nervous system adapt to stress better
- Reduce stress in life
Chiropractic improves the nervous system’s adaptability
Improving the nervous system’s adaptability is where chiropractic comes into play. Once the spine is aligned correctly, it allows the brain to communicate to the body without interference. It lets the nervous system adapt to the environment more efficiently to experience less stress.
People under chiropractic treatment generally feel much better after some time. They think that their energy levels have increased and that they are more flexible. However, there may not always be changes in stress levels. It can sometimes even get worse, but most people agree that they feel better overall. That’s a clear-cut sign that chiropractic helps bodies adapt to stress.
How to reduce stress
While stress is unavoidable, it is possible to reduce it. The body requires some type of exercise or bodywork and can also be chiropractic. Whatever it is, movement reduces stress by lowering the body’s stress hormones. Things like going to the gym, doing Tai Chi, yoga or Qigong, having a massage, or getting acupuncture helps.
Praying and meditation
Another effective stress reduction strategy is to pray, meditate, or even write. Performing these activities can reduce the stress in life. Even having a conversation with someone helps get any strain off the chest.
Various supplements help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress. Adding supplements to the diet helps calm the body’s nervous system and makes a person feel more at ease throughout the day.
- Vitamin D is essential for the immune system and for improving the body’s energy levels. It helps because when stressed, the body suppresses its vitamin D production ability. The supplements are essential in both summer and winter.
- Another useful nutritional supplement is a vitamin B complex. It calms the nervous system and helps a person adapt to the mood swings they may be experiencing.
- The third supplement chiropractors recommend is inositol, which helps with insulin resistance. It also affects the body’s serotonin levels to reduce panic attacks. It can also help reduce the symptoms of depression.
Human beings are the only species that can control their thinking and environment. They can control their thinking and body chemistry, so stress depends on maintaining their mental focus.
Call at (206) 783 6000 for more information on how chiropractic can help reduce stress. Dr. Jon Conner Cuevas D.C. at Ballard Seattle Chiropractic Center, is always ready to help.