Your moods, feelings and energy levels are based upon chemistry. The chemistry of your internal organs and brain is regulated through your nervous system. Your nervous system is the master control system and works to regulate every aspect of your body, mind and overall health.
When your first, second or third vertebrae (bones of the spine) become misaligned they can cause tension in your brainstem which can cause neurological and chemical interference to your brain and body. When this is the case, the normal production of brain chemicals is affected.
Chiropractic adjustments increase the production of the chemical oxytocin in the brain. Oxytocin has a direct effect on decreasing cortisol (the stress hormone) levels throughout the body. When cortisol decreases, serotonin increases. Many anxiety and mood disorders are due to a decrease in serotonin levels in the brain and this is the basis of many pharmaceutical therapies.
The symptoms of anxiety are many, and here at Vita, we appreciate that each person will have different reasons for why they may feel anxious. We utilize a multitude of methods, including multisensory therapies, MindFit brain-wave balancing, nutritional therapies and chiropractic adjustments to help calm and stabilize the brain. When the brain chemistry is balanced, the body will necessarily follow. It is not uncommon for our patients to tell us that they have weaned off their anti-anxiety medications while under our care.
Chiropractic treatments not only address the underlying chemical cause to your anxiety, but will also help with the effects that this anxiety has on your body tension headaches, back pain, jaw clenching and teeth grinding.
Ask us how we can help you today.