Need a little pick me up heading into the weekend?
In the years that I have been seeing patients at my practice, I have discovered something interesting. Patients may initially come in for various injuries, aches or pains, or internal health issues, but one thing they come to realize with their chiropractic treatments is that it helps their overall feeling of happiness and well-being, and helps to manage and lower stress levels.
Chiropractic adjustments are one of the best ways to elevate your mood, for a number of important and great reasons.
Chiropractic adjustments stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, or the "rest and digest" side of the nervous system. This results in an instant calming of the body right after an adjustment- calming of the nervous system, calming of the mind, and calming of the muscles.
Chiropractic adjustments are also one of the few truly natural ways to release the body's endorphin stores. Immediately after receiving an adjustment, the the central nervous system and pituitary gland release endorphins that inhibit pain signals and produce a feeling of euphoria.
Chiropractic adjustments also help to naturally balance the body's chemistry, resulting in alleviation of depression, anxiety, or other moods that can result from chemical imbalances in our system.
If you're feeling sad, lethargic, anxious, down, or just plain blah, or have struggled with more serious mood disorders, consider holistic chiropractic care to support not only optimal health, but optimal happiness!