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Discover How Our Natural Care Supports Mental Health

person relaxing and looking at the sky during sunsetThe mind-body connection can no longer be ignored. It’s the reason so many people are turning to chiropractic care for mood support and mental health.

To many, the connection between mental health and adjustments in the physical body like the spine, muscles, and connective tissue may not seem obvious. However, it all comes together once you take a holistic view of mental health and the nervous system. The mind-body link offers hope that chiropractic care may be a breakthrough treatment for anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

More Than Just Pain Relief

When most people think of chiropractic, it’s as a tool to relieve pain and restore mobility after an injury. Those who understand the holistic nature of chiropractic know it’s much more and seek care for issues related to mental health and wellness.

Using specific, calculated, and strategic adjustments, your spine can realign, releasing tension patterns in the spinal cord and any nerve pressure. That release may actually improve the flow of blood leading to the brain by unblocking the nervous system.

It may also relieve undetected stress and discomfort resulting from the emotional component of chronic neck tension. Providing us with a way to address anxiety and depression using an all-natural option that also offers many additional benefits.

Health Care and Depression

Depression has been a major concern over the last several years as a result of COVID. The US health system is rated 37th in the world, despite all the money spent on health care. The focus remains on treating conditions, instead of improving overall health, prevention, and wellness.

The world has been focused on fear and uncertainty, so much so that in 2020

  • 40% of adults struggled with mental health or substance abuse
  • 31% had anxiety or depression
  • 26% had traumatic stress disorders
  • 13% increased substance use
  • 11% seriously considered suicide

Viewing anxiety and depression through the lens of the mind-body connection opens up many new possibilities for treatment.

Natural Stress, Anxiety and Depression Relieving Tips

In addition to regular chiropractic care, here are some simple tips to relieve and manage stress, anxiety, and depression:

  • Stay Active: Physical activity stimulates the production of endorphins—the brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters. Walking, home exercise, and stretching are great options.
  • Meditate: Even for a few minutes during each day, focusing on your breathing, and clearing your thoughts, helps calm your mind.
  • Laugh: Laughter is the best medicine. Laughter has been shown to ease your stress response and relax muscles.

Other lifestyle techniques for managing symptoms of stress, anxiety, and general mental health concerns should also be discussed as a way to support the beneficial work done at each chiropractic session.

If you’re looking to improve your mental health, it’s worth looking into the benefits offered by chiropractic care. Many patients are surprised to discover, once they get relief, just how long they have been living with pain and tension in their body without noticing what was going on. Contact our office to book an appointment.

Source: Solutogenesis Christ kent Lyceum 2022

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