Stress and Anxiety Relief with Chiropractic Care
Anxiety and stress run rampant in today’s world. A world where technology has embraced us, not the other way around. People are glued to their phones and computers like lifelines. It’s sad and at the same time, it’s amazing. Technology has given us a gift that no generation before it was lucky enough to experience, yet it’s also causing issues beyond belief that include mental and physical. Anxiety and stress caused by constant stimulation and contact are not healthy for anyone. While stress and anxiety can be good, as they can alert you to problems in your life, stress on a regular basis is not healthy for anyone. Short-term stress levels are easy to recover from, that recovery could be exercise or a few laughs with a friend. On the other hand, when it is extreme and lived out on a daily basis your mental and physical health will suffer and there is nothing healthy about that.
It’s a natural process to react to certain events in our lives that trigger stress and anxiety, our nervous system has evolved to trigger into a fight or flight response when something in our environment is perceived as a threat, or as a complication. The heart rate can increase, pupils can dilate, and our digestive system can shut down depending on how extreme the moment is. Blood flow rushes to our limbs and provides us with a fight or flight sensation that will allow us to either take on the world or run like heck.
That natural response can keep us alive in sticky situations, but what about everyday life? You can’t fight your boss when he’s in your face for something stupid; you can’t smack your coworker when she runs off at the mouth about something you weren’t involved in. Most of us need to manage those situations professionally, even if our body responds in such a manner that the heart rate increases and the overwhelming sensation of blood rushing to your extremities kick in. Our kids deal with similar issues on a daily basis, teachers, students, and siblings can cause stress and anxiety. If your child is old enough to be on social media, that is stress factor in its own right. Consistently being in stressful environments can cause increased blood pressure and suppress your immune function. It won’t take long for these conditions to worsen and cause you to develop anxiety, mild depression, chronic fatigue, internal digestive problems, and migraine headaches.
Finding Natural Relief with Acupuncture
These negative conditions take a toll on the mind, body, and spirit. The body needs to move energy efficiently for these complex systems to function in a manner that is healthy and efficient. This tension that is a result of stress and anxiety can block the flow of this energy. This concept can be explained better by an acupuncturist, but for the sake of this article, I will just say that those emotions and tensions block good energy from traveling the body. Stress causes tension in the neck and back, believe me, know because I live it. That tension in my back and neck is blocking good energy from flowing through my body and as a result, I feel pain, discomfort, and headaches.
Think of your internal system as a roadway, if traffic is flowing smoothly then everyone is getting to where they need to go safely and on time. If there is a traffic jam or pile up, then traffic stops and the roadways become stressful. This is similar to how our bodies work every day. This then affects the body in many different ways as mentioned earlier with pain and discomfort. Sleep disorders can also arise due to this.
Acupuncture as a treatment for back and neck pain has worked wonders for centuries in China and is now a common form of healing here in the United States. As acupuncture needles enter the surface of the body, they actually help unblock the bodies roadways and help that energy traffic continue to flow more smoothly through the body. This is how acupuncture can treat stress and anxiety. Chiropractic care combined with acupuncture care is the ultimate 1-2 combo for stress relief of the back and neck.
Acupuncture can trigger the release of endorphins, and improve the blood flow in your body. The calm that comes over you while receiving treatment can also lower your heart rate, lower blood pressure, and relax the mind.
Finding the best Chiropractic and Acupuncture specialist may be difficult depending on the area you live in. It’s more common than you would think, but there are still many cities that do not have a practicing physician that specializes in acupuncture treatment. If you are experiencing tension on a regular basis, stress beyond the norm, and anxiety attacks then consider locating a local chiropractor or acupuncture specialists to treat your pains.