During this time of high stress why so many people are turning to Chiropractors, especially Network Chiropractic in Austin Texas.
2020 has been a most challenging time for our planet. The corona virus has changed the course of our history in a very short period of time. Stress levels, depression and anxiety have skyrocketed in just 6 short months of this pandemic. More and more people are feeling fear and loneliness, while others are overwhelmed with their homes being filled with family members and working at home. Each and every one of us is experiencing some level of stress and tension associated with this new world we live in.
So where does Network Chiropractic fit into all of this?
This explanation begins with the understanding of the chemistry in our bodies and how quickly stress impacts it. Most people might remember the two components of our autonomic nervous system. The sympathetic with is “Fight or Flight” and the parasympathetic which is the opposite. The sympathetic nervous system constricts the blood vessels and raises our blood pressure while the parasympathetic nervous system slows down the heart and relaxes the muscles.
When we are under duress, our body is in the sympathetic mode, so we are behaving as though we are in a danger situation. This mood releases neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and epinephrine, which is great because in a danger situation our body needs to move and be alert. However, when we are in a chronic state of sympathetic, when we are always stressed and worried these neurotransmitters can actually cause damage. With Network Chiropractic, each session with the Doctor is designed to create a state of parasympathetic. In this state the body releases the happy hormones dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins. These create a state of pleasure.
More to come…..