Natural Way to Reduce Anxiety and Depression
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, it’s a beautiful lovely day. You think this would be the perfect recipe for happiness, but that’s just not the case. The fact is, stress is a part of our everyday lives, and it affects us more than you know. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), depression affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. That’s a lot of people!
And how do most people deal with their anxiety and depression? They take medication. Our society has made it commonplace to treat depression symptoms with many different forms of antidepressants and medications. However, research shows that many of these medicines simply do not work. They can also have very severe side effects on the person taking them, making them potentially dangerous.
So why does this happen? It’s all rooted from STRESS. More stress than we can handle. We worry about things so much that we overload our hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis and lock on our sympathetic fight or flight response which leads to a condition called Subluxation. A subluxation is a partial dislocation of the vertebrae that impairs nerve function, although contact between join surfaces remain intact. Subluxation robs the body’s ability to focus, think, organize, and heal.
It is a chiropractor’s job to remove these subluxations so that the body can find its natural balance and begin the healing process. Subluxations are pesky little things, they’re not going to disappear overnight. Ongoing treatment is needed to locate, analyze, and pinpoint the cause of the subluxations to restore your body’s natural function back to 100%. Once all stressors are gone, the body can function the way it was meant to. A study published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research on June 20, 2013 stated that out of 2,818 patients undergoing chiropractic care, 76% reported an improvement in their mental health and overall increased enjoyment of life.
That just goes to show you, sometimes your body knows best.