Stress Management in Gilbert
What Can Stress Do to Your Overall Health?
Stress creates a "fight or flight" reaction in the human body. This reaction causes changes in virtually all parts of the body. The sympathetic nervous system is stimulated by the brain. The heart rate accelerates, the blood pressure goes up, and blood volume increases. Blood circulation may become erratic. The hearing and vision both become sharper. The triggers from the sympathetic nervous system cause a spike in adrenaline, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. All of these things are helpful if you are in a truly critical situation that requires a real fight or flight response. However, when the body is continually stressed in this way, it ends up causing serious damage. High blood pressure can become a long-term issue, diabetic symptoms may develop, the immune response may be lowered long term and healing time may be much longer. However, chiropractic adjustments can relieve stress.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Stress?
Chiropractic care focuses on the spine, which is also a command central for the nervous system. Therefore, chiropractic adjustments can effectively manage many of the negative nervous system issues caused by stress. Chiropractic adjustments can relieve muscle tension, relieve nerve irritation around the spinal column and help improve blood circulation. Regular adjustments can make it far easier for people to respond to stress in a calmer way, and with less physical symptoms.
What Type of Lifestyle Changes Can Help Relieve Stress?
Some things simply can't be changed -- for example, a stressful job -- but your reaction to the stressors can be changed. Your chiropractor can help with not only regular adjustments but also with the recommendation of relaxation techniques. It takes only a few minutes each day to practice techniques that can make your days calmer and easier. A regular exercise plan can also do wonders for stress relief, so talk to your chiropractor about the exercise that would benefit you most.