Many times when we think about our body being affected by our emotional state, we think of it as "everyday stress." The stress of sitting in traffic, deadlines for work, getting your kids ready and out the door, or helping them get an absurd number of projects done. There is usually some time of financial burden weighing down as well, the type of stress we've all come to think of as "normal."
But it's not normal, all these things whether they be your "everyday" stressors or big life experiences have a huge impact on your health. Stress has physical effects on the body just like anxiety, depression, and anger. Our emotional state does have the ability to alter our physical body.
I always think about how the types of patients always change based on what seems to be happening in my life at that moment. It's a nice self-teaching experience as a human. In the recent months, I myself have started worrying a little about life, my daughter turning three and going off to preschool, the amount of time I spend working on my business and not with my family, it can do some harm to your own body. As I experienced this myself, I noticed that all of my last 5 patients who came in to see me also were coming in with cases of primary anxiety and depression!
Making sure there is no interference in the nervous system's ability to function (subluxation) helps reduce sympathetic overload (your fight or flight response) and many times brings calm and clarity to your life. Just like with everything else, it helps you ADAPT to the situation you're in and not panic about it.
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