Black Friday Recovery Tips

Chances are if you engaged in all the Black Friday festivities, you probably put your body through more than a little wear and tear. In order to unlock the 20-60% savings this popular day brings one has to sacrifice the body and the focus the mind at the task at hand. After all is said and done, you have to have a recovery plan for your Black Friday run if you plan to hit work on Monday 100%.

Below, Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope goes over a ways to recover from Black Friday.

1.) Stretch it Out

All that reaching, bending down, and lifting items of various sizes will put a strain on your back, your muscles, and your joints. Make sure to do a 45-minute stretch when you get home to decompress.

2.) Hydrate

Unless you packed water, make sure to jug a big glass of water right when you get home, because, chances are, you might be a little dehydrated.

3.) Visit Your Local Chiropractor

Visiting your local chiropractor will ensure you body gets the recalibration it needs to function properly and efficiently. Chiropractic treatments have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief and increase range of motion. Contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your consultation.

Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety Relief

One of the most common reasons people seek acupuncture is for the treatment of stress and anxiety. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America asserts that over 40 million people in the United States alone live with some level of anxiety.

Think of anxiety as your body’s natural response when it deems you to be unsafe, putting you into a heightened, fight-or-flight state.

Acupuncture is believed by many to help modulate your emotional response when you’re feeling stressed and anxious, whether it comes from your work life or your social life. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase blood flow and release healthy endorphins that make you feel great.

Think of acupuncture as your drug-free anxiety relief option. Keep it in your back pocket!

And give us a call today to schedule your consultation at Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope. We provide acupuncture for anxiety and stress relief, not to mention chiropractic treatments that keep your body and brain calibrated and feeling amazing. 

Acupuncture for Relieving Everyday Pain

When we’re in pain, our discomfort can be the result of an isolated injury, or it can be the result of everyday wear and tear, not to mention overuse. Many of us work demanding schedules to sustain our lifestyles, which often have us sitting at desks or standing on our feet for long periods of time. Even going to work in the morning, we’re sitting in an often hunched and uncomfortable position that puts a ton of pressure on our bodies.

It’s a sad reality that many of our employers don’t equip offices with ergonomic furniture, so it’s up to you to treat aches and pains. Acupuncture is a great way to treat everyday pain in a new, drug-free way.

Traditional Chinese acupuncture consists of tiny needles inserted at targeted “acupoints” on the body, which is believed to release your body’s natural pain-killing endorphins and by inspiring your brain’s serotonin governor, which is a brain chemical associated with mood.

Pay attention to your body and ask yourself where you hurt? Back, legs, neck, joints — acupuncture can address most any area of the body.

Contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your acupuncture consultation. We provide treatments that treat the whole person, addressing a variety of ailments the all-natural way!

A Quick Crash Course on Essential Oils

You may have heard of a friend raving about their essential oil collection, with names like lavender, tea tree, peppermint, and rosemary getting thrown around. Maybe you’re curious about seeing what all the fuss about but you don’t know where to start. Below, Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope gives a little more information to our patients and readership about essential oils.

The Healing Properties of Essential Oils

Essential oils are extracted from seeds and plants and have been used since ancient times. Essential oils have been shown to improve focus, reduce congestion, improve memory loss, help reduce pain, reduce inflammation, improve nausea symptoms, relieve headaches, not to mention stave off bacteria, viruses, and fungi. 

Essential oils have also been shown to give your immune system a boost.

Which Essential Oils Do I Start With?

Lavender is one of the most common oil found in many collections, producing a calm, peaceful, and tranquil effect. You can diffuse lavender essential oil in your bedroom before you go to sleep to promote a peaceful night of rest.

Tea tree oil used as a topical can help with things like blemishes and other skin problems.

Peppermint has a revitalizing effect on the skin and can also improve memory and focus when sniffed through an aromatic device.

If you have any questions about essential oils or would like to tell us about which ones you love, leave a comment for us! If you’re in need of any of our wellness and chiropractic services, please contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your consultation.

Chiropractic for Veterans

In observance of Veteran’s Day, Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope would like to go over a few ways that chiropractic treatments help veterans in particular. Our veterans happen to be some of our patients who stand to gain the most health benefits from our all-natural, drug-free treatments.

Better Range of Motion

You’ll start to feel better and move around better, pretty much after your first visit with us! Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to loosen and treat muscle tightness, not to mention increase flexibility and range of motion.

Improved Sleep

Chiropractic treatments will have your body and brain functioning at optimum capacity. Subluxations can create blockages to the brain, which interrupts communication with the rest of your body.  Back pain, neck pain, and headaches (all of which can result from spine misalignment) can all hinder a good night of rest. Chiropractic treatments aim to correct these problems and have even been shown to decrease insomnia symptoms.

More Functional Immune System and GI System

Your internal systems work better after chiropractic treatment, which has been shown to improve the GI system and help improve immune system functionality.

If you have any questions about the additional ways chiropractic treatments can help our veterans, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your consultation. 

How to Do Self-Care the Right Way

The term “Self-Care” gets thrown around a lot in this day and age as we all become a little better at knowing how to take care of ourselves in the moments we especially need it. But, the truth is, one can simply and effectively practice self-care on a daily basis, instead of saving it for a one-day couch-surfing endeavor.

You can actually be quite productive on a day you designate for self-care. Below, Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope goes over a few ways to practice self-care the right way.

Do Esteemable Things

It’s a little known fact that when we help others while expecting nothing in return, we’re actually helping ourselves. It releases healthy endorphins to help out somebody else, like a natural high that comes along with doing the right thing in the right moment.

Take Care of Your Body

Your body is one of the first things that should come to mind when it comes to practicing self-care. Yoga, massage, acupuncture — there is an endless list of health and wellness options to help you recover from an active lifestyle or a demanding work schedule.

Practice Mindfulness

Your mind is something that you need to maintain just like your body. Read often, especially material that challenges you. Meditate for ten minutes a day — just try to think of nothing; when you catch yourself thinking, gently remind yourself to stop. Do the things that take you to your place of zen, whether that be Muay Thai, golf, crocheting, or any other activity that takes you out of your head.

Chiropractic treatments are a great way to practice self-care. Learn more at Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today.