Posts Tagged ‘stress relief’


How Acupuncture Helps with Stress

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

stress-chiropractic-careStress: Research Shows How Acupuncture Helps

Some people don’t see stress as a big problem because it is a natural aspect of life. Nevertheless, many health concerns come from the ravages of stress. Many of the world’s greatest health concerns come from the harsh effects of continued stress on the body. Heart disease, obesity, headaches, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and digestive problems have all been directly linked to stress.

Dealing with Stress

Everyone wants to lead a happy and healthy life. Unfortunately for many, stress creates myriad health problems that result in a less than optimal situation in their lives. People deal with stress in a variety of ways. Some of those ways can be just as or more detrimental than the stress itself. If you are abusing drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or food to alleviate stress, then you are definitely on the wrong path.

If you are dealing with stress or anxiety in a way that is either ineffectual or harmful, you should consider acupuncture and its related treatments. Acupuncture could help you have more calm, serene days and restful, sleep-filled nights. Unfortunately, until recently there was a dearth of biological evidence proving how this occurs. A new study on stress and acupuncture is giving new insights into the biological processes.

acupuncture-medicalA Study on the Benefits of Acupuncture for Stress Relief

According to study researcher Dr. Ladan Eshkevari, who is an associate professor of nursing at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, this new study explores the biological mechanisms involved in acupuncture’s stress-relieving properties and helps us “understand what’s going on at a molecular level that helps explain acupuncture’s benefit.”

The researchers discovered that stress hormones were lower in rats that had received electronic acupuncture. Their results were published in the Journal of Endocrinology. They were able to show that the healing practice of acupuncture reduces stress and anxiety in those who receive it.

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Lavender Essential Oil Benefits & Precautions

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

lavender-essential-oil-benefitsSecrets of Lavender Oil Exposed!

Even those out there who aren’t fans of aromatherapy have likely heard at least a little something about lavender essential oil. This probably stems from the fact that lavender is one of the most versatile oils in any aromatherapist’s or apothecary’s tool kit. It is such a versatile essential oil that it has literally been dubbed the Swiss Army Knife of the aromatherapy world!

Lavender is a very common plant, with namesake-colored purple petals. It has been used in centuries in the creation of potpourris and incense and has been a wildly popular addition to perfumes, lotions, soaps and shampoos. Indeed, the very word lavender comes from the Latin phrase lavare, which means “to wash” and immediately conjures thoughts of the fresh, clean and soothing aroma of lavender.

Lavender essential oils is obtained through a process known as steam distillation, which results in an oil with a very fresh, floral and woodsy aroma that is popular among not only women’s beauty supplies, but also for babies, too!

essential-oils-precautions-benefitsInstead Of Asking What Lavender Can Do, Let’s Ask What it Can’t!

Many essential oils are noted for very specific properties and claims. People will commonly ask, “What is lavender oil used for?” This question should only be asked if you have a LOT of time on your hands, because the list of common complaints and ailments that lavender is recommended for would be longer than your arm. In fact, lavender essential oil is prized for so many different properties that it might actually be easier to ask what you shouldn’t use it for!

Actually, there’s an old saying along the lines of this: “When in doubt, break the lavender out!”

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Help Anxiety Disorders Naturally

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

anxiety-disordersWays to Combat Anxiety Disorder Naturally

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States. More than 40 million adults, or 18 percent of the U.S. population, suffer from the problem. If left untreated, it can exacerbate to more serious psychological issues. Although anxiety disorder is treatable, only one-third of the patients actually avails treatment in the country. It is despite the fact that there are many good anxiety disorder treatment centers in the USA.

While extreme conditions of anxiety disorder need medical intervention, the ordinary everyday anxiety can be dealt with a little prudence and effort at home. Negligible and ubiquitous it may be, but even everyday stress can spiral into bigger issues and result in a severe anxiety disorder in an individual if neglected.

Here, we take a look at some of the remedial measures one can take to prevent minor issues getting bigger and turn into anxiety disorder:

coping-with-stressIdentifying the stress

One of the first steps to address an anxiety disorder is to identify the symptoms that it causes. It could range from high blood pressure and fatigue to digestive problems. One should look for ways to unwind and relieve such physical symptoms. Brisk walking, for instance, can relieve BP in a person if it is induced by the stress and not any other disease or genes.

Finding natural ways to cope with these mild stresses will go a long way.

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Chiropractic Care Can Help With Stress

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

stress-chiropractic-careStress

Stress is a commonly encountered condition these days, often associated with our hectic lifestyles.

When our bodies are under stress, there is an increased release of so‑called stress hormones such as adrenaline.

Over a period of time, too much release of such hormones can imbalance our systems and create a state of fatigue, sleep disorders, nervousness, and even some personality changes such as impatience and increased aggressive behavior.

Physical changes are also seen in facial changes such as dark circles under the eyes, increased hair loss, wrinkles, and body changes such as muscle tightness, which can easily lead to back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

Chiropractic seeks to relieve stress by normalizing our bodies and breaking this stress cycle.

stress-relief-massage-relaxationChiropractic care can be an effective treatment for the reduction of stress by improving the nervous function, relaxing tense musculature, and lowering blood pressure, all factors that serve to re‑regulate the body and help break the cycle of stress.

Naturally, life‑style changes are also needed for true long‑term stress reduction but stress relief during periods of unavoidable stress can be a valuable aid to our over‑all health & well being.

Your Doctor of Chiropractic is trained in the diagnosis of stress related conditions and can help you spot the warning signs of stress related illness.

A treatment plan can then be designed to help reduce the deleterious effects that stress can cause as well as a strength building program to improve our bodies resistance to the effects that too much stress can play in our lives.

To schedule a complimentary consultation call Grappin Chiropractic Clinic of North Port today. You’ll be happy you did! 941-426-9551