There are three things in life that make the human body sick: Chemical Stress, Emotional Stress and Physical Stress. When the body is under stress the fight or flight response is triggered which in turn stimulates your sympathetic nervous system (SNS). When your SNS is stimulated your heart beats faster, blood pressure increases, vision becomes clearer and your senses become more acute. In response to the messages that are sent to the brain from the SNS your adrenal glands secrete adrenaline, epinephrine and norepinephrine. This is all good if we are running from a vicious animal or confronting a threat to our physical safety. But when prolonged, the long term effects of this state can be disastrous to our health.

Chronic stress produces muscle tension, can cause headaches, and nerve irritation. Chiropractors work primarily with the spine which is the root of the nervous system. They release muscle tension and manipulate the spine to relieve nerve irritation. When under chiropractic care your body can return to a more balanced and relaxed state. A healthy and balanced spine is the key to a more relaxed state of mind.

7 Ways to Reduce Stress Successfully

  1. Get regular chiropractic adjustments for proper nerve function

  2. Exercise Regularly

  3. Avoid foods with high sugar

  4. Get plenty of sleep.

  5. Avoid or reduce caffeine intake

  6. Keep a positive mental attitude

  7. Reduce the size of your “to-do list”