- posted: Nov. 21, 2022
Chiropractic Care Aiding In Mental Health
Good mental health is achieved through a healthy mind-body connection. The Psychology professional has the tools to properly diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health challenges. The Chiropractic professional has the tools to diagnose and treat the neuromuscular contributing factors that can cause or amplify these mental health challenges.
Types of mental health conditions most seen in a chiropractic office:
Stress and Anxiety: When people don’t feel well, they get nervous about their situation and become edgy and unsettled. Chiropractic care has a great track record of helping people feel better, which tends to reduce their anxious feelings and reduce the effects of stress on the human body.
Depression: This tends to affect people who have not been feeling well for many months or years. They have lost their ability to be active and enjoy life. They feel down or depressed and think that they are just getting older and will never be the same again. A thorough chiropractic spinal analysis, including spinal x-rays, can detect deep damage to the skeletal and nervous systems that, in many cases, responds well to a course of chiropractic care. As in anxiety, when people feel better, they are more relaxed and less depressed about their situation.
Sleep Deprivation: Getting quality sleep when you are hurt is not easy. Chiropractic spinal adjustments remove pressure on the delicate spinal nerves and relax the body, thereby promoting good sleep. If you cannot sleep, you cannot heal.
Research has shown that these healthy hormones are released with specific chiropractic spinal adjustments:
1.) Cortisol: Responsible for assisting the body in dealing with stress.
2.) Oxytocin: Also known as the “love hormone,” and is connected to the reliability, understanding other’s feelings, and having a connection.
3.) Neurotensin: Modifies the discomfort caused by stress.
It’s a holistic care approach
Unlike other treatments, chiropractic doesn’t focus on specific symptoms but rather deals with your body as a whole. Chiropractors are trained to advise about your posture, diet and nutrition, sleep patterns, and other habits that may be contributing to your mental health challenges.
Here at Clairpointe Family Chiropractic, we will tailor your whole body treatment plan according to both your health conditions and lifestyle. Chiropractic care can be an important component of your mental health treatment team.