Feeling anxious during the pandemic? Turn to your trusted Royal Palm Beach chiropractor to help you manage your stress levels. In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious emotional toll for millions of Americans, but chiropractic care can help you regain control over your mental and emotional health. More importantly, it’s not just useful during a crisis like COVID-19, but will help you protect your health and well-being no matter the situation.
Chiropractic: Natural Relief from Stress and Anxiety
As your chiropractor in Royal Palm Beach will tell you, stress is a natural response when you’re overwhelmed with external demands. Too much of it, however, can lead to diabetes, increased cholesterol, musculoskeletal pain, high blood pressure, headaches, clinical depression, anxiety, and more.
On an average day, the demands of school, work, and personal life can routine cause high levels of stress and anxiety. Add a worldwide health crisis, and you can expect those levels to skyrocket.
Unfortunately, stress and anxiety are directly linked to many health issues such as a weakened immune system. Now more than ever, it’s important to remain at peak physical, mental, and emotional health.
A chiropractor in the 33411 area can help you maintain total health for your body and mind. The tips below are often used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment to help with anxiety and stress issues:
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)This engages the muscles by contracting the muscles of the abdomen, arms, and legs actively for 10 seconds. It’s immediately followed by relaxing for 20 seconds. Do this with your eyes closed, focusing on each individual muscle group.
When you’re practicing PMR, be sure to focus mentally on relaxation and contraction. Maximize its benefits by doing the exercise up to 3 times daily for around 15- 20 minutes for each session. Studies have shown a decrease in blood pressure, stress hormones, and anxiety with the use of PMR.
- Belly BreathingDeep breathing, aka belly breathing, can help reset the nervous system. It’s a type of deep breathing exercise that’s been observe to decrease anxiety and fatigue.
To do this, lie flat or sit in a comfortable position. Put one hand on your belly. Breathe deeply through your nose and allow your belly to pus you hand. Breathe out in a whistling manner. Repeat this breathing technique 3-10 times. Do a set 3-4 times a day, for at least 5 minutes each time.
- Spinal AdjustmentsDone by an experienced Royal Palm Beach chiropractor, spinal adjustments are a powerful stress-reduction technique. It designed to release a number of hormones with positive effects. One such hormone is Neurotensin helps alleviate stress-related pain. Others are Oxytocin, Cortisol, and other hormones that boost health and well-being. On top of that, adjustments are effective at releasing tension and reducing blood pressure, both of which can increase stress and anxiety.
- Following a Healthy LifestyleA chiropractor doesn’t stop once your physical issues have been addressed. They take a holistic approach to health, and this includes guiding you towards a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Your chiropractor can recommend stress-reduction strategies during COVID-19 such as eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, meditation, and avoiding stressors like social media.
Navigate Stressful Times with Cobblestone & Spine and Joint Institute
It’s a difficult time for everyone, but Dr. Mammales and Cobblestone & Spine and Joint Institute are committed to helping you protect your health and wellness through it all. Chiropractic care is considered an essential service, and our clinic remains open to serve you. We also offer telehealth services so you can receive chiropractic care in the comfort of home. Schedule an appointment by calling Cobblestone Chiropractic & Wellness at 561-753-2225.