Thinking Doesn’t Impact My Health…Think Again!
Think About What You Think About
Most people would suspect that physical trauma is the number one reason why people seek Chiropractic care. But in actuality, the number one reason why people seek care is due to how they think, or emotional stress. How you think directly impacts your health. Early Chiropractic philosophy stated that “Auto-Suggestions” was one reason why people would seek care. It was their inability to adapt to their own auto-suggestions. Today we supplement the phrase auto-suggestions with stress. Stress is what brings people into the office. Our thinking process either creates positive affirmations or emotional stress.
The Chemical Break-Down of Thinking
When your body begins to become bombarded with obligations such as bills, taxes, and daily routines, internal changes occur that alter your thought process. Chemically, your internal monolog will increase adrenalin, blood glucose, cortisol, and even cholesterol levels. Serotonin will be the one chemical that actually decreases as a result of stress. Serotonin, commonly known as the “happiness chemical”, is a huge factor in your mood and getting quality sleep to rest your body.
The Physiological Response to Thinking
The chemicals in the previous paragraph will begin to alter your brain activity and how your body responds. So, how you think now will begin to impact your health in a way you can understand…in a way that you actually feel. Your quality of sleep is severely depleted, your immune system is compromised, heart rate will spike, and your blood pressure will begin to rise. Along with these noticeable symptoms, you will also feel increased muscle tension and knots along the spine. All of this as a result of your thinking!
Chiropractic Can Change How You Think
When the spine is properly aligned and free of interference, your thought process is limited in its negative abilities. After receiving a specific chiropractic adjustment, there is a 99% correlation that your pre-frontal cortex becomes enhanced. What does this mean? The pre-frontal cortex of your brain controls planning, complex cognitive behavior, personality, expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior. In simple terms, it controls how you think. Specific chiropractic adjustments help the positive thought process. Stay adjusted, stay positive!