22 Jul How are you feeling?
The Mind-Body Connection
Our emotional state can have a huge impact on our health. Our mood can vary depending on a lot of different components. Stress, diet, exercise, toxicity, sleep and many other lifestyle factors can impact how we feel, think and behave.
The 4 bases that can alter health:
Our emotional states can be very powerful and can even cause ill health if not dealt with effectively. It is often very difficult to separate the mind from the body, even if we are not consciously aware of this connection. Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind-body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right.
Have you ever experienced the onset of a headache, neck pain or nausea that occurred after a stressful or upsetting experience? Do you notice your posture when you’re stressed? Is it tense, are your shoulders up near your ears, are you clenching your jaw? Also, take notice of how you feel after a good belly laugh, or after you’ve received some exciting news; a euphoric sensation comes from a rush of adrenaline and endorphins! Suddenly, our bodies feel ten years younger and full of energy! This is all due to the impact of our emotional state, and the opposite can also be true: The way that we physically feel can greatly affect our mood.
Chronic pain or dysfunction can often lower one’s mood significantly, decrease one’s energy and at times may lead to depression and feelings of isolation. The good news is, because of this immensely strong mind-body connection it is therefore possible that when you correct one, you can in affect correct the other!
The purpose of Chiropractic care is to bring balance to the nervous system – the control centre of the body, by correcting subtle disturbances in nerves with specific adjustments to spinal bones.
In addition to Chiropractic, I also have an amazing tool I use with patients called Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET). This is a mind-body intervention that has been shown to be effective in reducing stress related problems. Finding and balancing these stuck stressors is done with the help of simple muscle testing. It works amazingly well on the subconscious mind – meaning, the stress or beliefs that we’re not consciously aware of. Sometimes we think we’ve moved on from a stressful situation, when in reality, it’s still having an impact on our brain and nervous system. When we hold onto stress chronically, it starts to cause problems in our body.
Your body is an amazing machine that is completely connected from head to toe, side to side and from inside to outside. Nervous system balance creates more control in the body and awareness so the body can begin to release proper hormones and neurotransmitters at proper times to create better balance in emotions and mood.