Let’s talk about Chiropractic for Stress Relief.
Stressed out of your mind? Get a chiropractic adjustment.
One of the greatest blessings of my job is to interact with patients during their most intense times in life. I am grateful to be privy to be there during the best of times and worst of times. One constant benefit that chiropractic has to offer is its benefit for stressful fast paced life. Stress affects us all and has a direct impact on our nervous system, immune system and all systems. By adjusting the spine and body, as chiropractors, it helps to restore balance and homeostasis to the nervous system and subsequently to the whole body.
A recent study confirms what chiropractors have always known- Chiropractic helps with stress.
The study examines the effect of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy on salivary cortisol levels- cortisol is released by the adrenal glands in response to stress and salivary levels can be measured as an indicator of your body’s response to stress….cortisol has been called the “stress hormone’ and can lead to inflammation and increased body weight, especially belly fat.
Prospective case series over six weeks duration. The trial consisted of establishment of each individual’s baseline cortisol level, a two week treatment period (4 treatments), and a two week post treatment period.
The study revealed results of statistical significance (p<0.001) for reduction of salivary cortisol over the complete five week study- Bottom line????? Chiropractic helps your body mitigate stress.
Take away- Times of stress? Get adjusted. Control stress long term? Make chiropractic a part of your regular health regimen. Chiropractic for Stress Relief could help you to feel better and less stressed.
Questions about Chiropractic for Stress Relief ? Get started on your path to a healthier, happier you. Give us a call at Moe Bodyworks Chiropractic in Minneapolis today.
Australas Chiropr Osteopathy. 1998 Jul;7(2):86-92.