Holidays Got You Stressed Out?

Holidays Got You Stressed Out?

Christmas stress - busy santa womanMillions of Americans feel the negative effects of stress every day. In fact, many Americans suffer from chronic stress. Chronic stress can lead to severe health problems¹, such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Muscle Tension
  • Bowel Problems

There are many possible causes of stress. They can be physical (car accident, repetitive motion), emotional (deadlines, death in the family), or even chemical (too much caffeine, hormonal imbalance).

The hustle and bustle of the holidays has psychological consequences for many Americans. More people are inclined to feel that their stress increases, rather than

decreases, around the holidays (38% increase versus 8% decrease). Holiday stress has a particular impact on women, who take charge of many of the holiday
celebrations, particularly the tasks related to preparing meals and decorating the home.
Women are more likely than men to report an increase of stress during the holiday season.
In addition, they have a harder time relaxing during the holidays and are more likely to fall
into bad habits to manage their stress, like comfort eating.

If you are stressed, it’s important that you do whatever you can to avoid the negative effects. Thankfully, there are also many ways to help relieve stress. One important way to relieve stress is with chiropractic adjustments. Being a licensed chiropractic doctors, we at the Little River Clinic are very much aware of the benefits of chiropractic treatments. We are experienced and seen first hand, the positive results of receiving chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractic Adjustments

JackToggleWhen you go for an exam, the chiropractor will ask you questions and may ask you to walk to determine what particular issues are contributing to your stress and discomfort. The chiropractor can then lay out a plan to eliminate those issues through regular chiropractic adjustments. This is usually in the form of spinal manipulation. Although that term may sound scary, it is really just a therapeutic intervention performed on the joints along the spine.

Benefits of Receiving Chiropractic Adjustments:

  • Pain relief with regular adjustments
  • Reduced stress with regular adjustments
  • Lower blood pressure with chiropractic adjustments
  • Facilitate proper bowel functions
  • Relief from lower back pain

Did You Know?

Most chiropractic adjustments take less than 20 minutes

Often, massage therapy is combined with chiropractic adjustments to further reduce stress and speed injury recovery

Anxiety and stress are notorious for attacking the weak spots of the spine²

Chiropractic is gaining momentum and acceptance in mainstream healthcare, lately. In 1990, medical practitioners were no longer restricted from collaborating with chiropractors. The chiropractic practices are even recommended by medical physicians. It’s even been shown that in some cases the chiropractic adjustment present cost-effective method of treatment.³ Since, it’s usually non-invasive and can increase your overall health, making your body better able to fight off other maladies.

How to Eliminate Stress With Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractors as well as others understand that problems with your spine and nervous system come from 3 primary stresses:  Physical, Chemical & Emotional.  In fact, Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University, measured the immune systems of people under chiropractic care as compared to those in the general population and those with cancer and other serious diseases.  In his initial three-year study of 107 individuals who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more, the chiropractic patients were found to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases!  The superiority of those under chiropractic care also did not diminish with age!

REFERENCES
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_stress
2. http://www.holisticonline.com/stress/stress_chiropractic.htm
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiropractic

 

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