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Many pains and injuries that we experience throughout our lives are due to stress. Many of us are living the grind culture, which has us working 40+ hours a week, some of us raising families on top of that -- all while trying to keep a healthy diet, maintain and keep healthy relationships, and find a little time for ourselves in between.
Below are a few ways you can reduce your stress levels to increase your well-being and help you achieve new levels of health and wellness.
Eating the right foods (which should include plenty of vegetables) is paramount to keeping a healthy body and mind. Eating too much sugar and having too much caffeine can make us feel jittery, anxious, and increase overall stress levels.
Pushing yourself to physical exertion is a great way to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, and let your body do what it needs to do. You'll get a restful night of sleep as a result.
Meditating and taking the time to practice deep breathing exercises will help reduce your stress, increase mental clarity, and help put your mind at ease in an oftentimes chaotic world.
Chiropractic adjustments are also a great way to manage pain, reduce chances of injury, and help you maintain optimum physical and mental health.
If you have any additional questions about how you can reduce your stress levels for peak wellness, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your consultation.
Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope would like to remind our patients that living a healthy lifestyle is the cornerstone of achieving peak wellness, not to mention avoiding injury.
Making sure that you get a restful night of sleep is paramount to staying well and making sure that you're alert and focused when you need to be throughout your day. Below we go over a few ways that are in your power to achieve a more restful night of sleep.
Making sure that you get the requisite amount of sleep each night is your first step toward restful sleep. Try to stick to a routine -- your body will start waking up on its own; no alarm clock needed!
Try not to lean on napping too much, but it's a great way to refresh and re-energize, say, if you only get 5 or 6 hours of sleep on occasion.
If you need to be in bed around 10pm, then your last caffeine drink should be no later than 4pm. Having a cup of joe any later than that can seriously disrupt your sleep cycle.
Nothing will give you a better night of sleep than pushing your body to exertion.
Another great way to boost your quality of sleep is to visit Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope. We help our patients achieve more restful sleep with drug-free treatments and innovative chiropractic techniques. Call today to schedule your consultation.
So we all know that chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be beneficial in pain management and in the treatment of back pain, neck injuries, leg pain, and more, but here are a host of additional benefits that patients who pursue chiropractic care get from their efforts.
Below Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope goes over a few of the health benefits of chiropractic care that you might not have heard about.
There is some exciting research being conducted around MRI scans that support the idea of upper cervical adjustments having a beneficial effect on various brain-based conditions. These scans have revealed that cerebral spinal fluid and blood flow are showing marked improvement and increasing after a series of chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic is beneficial for patients of all ages! A 2011 review published in Explore that included a review of 26 articles found that chiropractic adjustments were shown to greatly reduce colic symptoms. Also, there are many case studies which support that children suffering from ear infections or acid reflux experience complete to near-complete resolution of adverse symptoms after only a few visits to the chiropractor.
For patients who have insomnia or trouble sleeping tied to pain, anxiety or trouble breathing properly, chiropractic adjustments have been shown to work wonders in helping patients get a restful night of sleep.
If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic can help you in your everyday life, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today.
The muscles of the lower back which are often neglected during one's pursuit of the insta-worthy muscles: abs, biceps and pecs that make you look attractive but leave you short on stability. Building a great body means building balance, and the muscles of the lower body are essential for stability and spinal health. What's the point of looking great or having a lot of muscle if the most crucial structures of your body can't bear the load that this extra muscle brings on?
When you are desperate, you seek out the most drastic forms of relief. This leads many people into the surgeon's office for a chat regarding spinal surgery options; it leads others to the pharmacists with a prescription for narcotic painkillers. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we believe that surgery and drugs should be a last resort, and we have many modalities available to curtail your spinal pain and get you on the road to rehabilitation naturally. The Cox Technicque of flexion distraction, more commonly known as the Cox Method, is one of the modalities that has shown great success in patients looking to reduce their symptoms of back pain.
As we age, our bodies begin to slow and require maintenance while our minds become preoccupied with the many concerns of the day. Often these rhythms ebb and flow between the demands of work and home, sleep and diet, being social and alone time; it's a balancing act that sometimes stacks odds against us. In moments both high and low, your vitality determines your reaction and shapes how you move forward. Chiropractic and acupuncture are complementary practices that target this vitality: bringing out the best in you; helping you heal; preventing your body from letting you down.