Common Symptoms of Anxiety & Stress:
- Reoccurring & unwanted thoughts
- Excessive worrying
- Having feelings of impending doom
- Shaking or trembling
- Rapid heartbeat
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension or stiffness
- Inability to relax
While it may not be considered a conventional treatment for anxiety and stress, the mind-body approach of chiropractic care adjusts physical symptoms in order to improve mental ones. Chiropractic care can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and stress through lowering your blood pressure. High blood pressure is a common symptom of these ailments and many studies have shown that chiropractic care reduces blood pressure, therefore also reducing anxiety and stress symptoms. Additionally, chiropractic adjusts your spine to trigger an increase in the release of positive hormones, such as oxytocin. Individuals with anxiety also tend to suffer from muscular tension. Studies have shown that chiropractic care relieves tension, stiffness, and headaches, helping to make an individual suffering from anxiety and stress much more comfortable.
90%of serotonin is produced in our gut (California Institute of Technology). Serotonin is a key hormone that stabilizes our mood, as well as provides us with feelings of happiness and well-being. There is a growing number of research and evidence showing that a healthy gut and our beneficial gut bacteria support a positive mood and emotional wellbeing, which can help to alleviate the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. A diet and lifestyle which promotes gut health will ensure that optimal levels of serotonin are being produced in the gut.
Massage therapy, which is a great relaxation technique, helps reduce tension and promote feelings of calmness and deep relaxation. Studies and research support the efficiency of massage therapy assisting in the reduction of anxiety and stress symptoms as well. According to The Mayo Clinic, a 60-minute massage can lower cortisol (the stress hormone) by 30% after only one session.
What To Do Next…
If you’re currently experiencing any of these symptoms and would like to learn more about how we can help, MyChiroiQ happily welcomes you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ross to determine what will be the best course of action for you. After an examination, he can provide an individualized approach to the root of the problem.
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