Why do you Have Butterflies in Your Stomach?
Have You Swallowed Butterflies?
A good majority of people have probably experienced an episode of butterflies in their stomach. You may have felt this sensation before a public speaking event, asking a lady on a date or feeling embarrassed for some reason. Butterflies in your stomach is technically not a sensation, but more of a reaction. This reaction is brought on by your innate ability to protect yourself.
Butterflies In Your Stomach Protect You!
A branch of nerves called the sympathetic nerve system is also known as your fight or flight response. When your internal monologue enters into survival mode, you automatically trigger the fight or flight response. The Brain-Gut connection comes into fruition with this reaction to stressors. The brain has a tendency to “overreact” and send more electrical messages to the gut when our body is responding to stress. Basically, it’s the muscles in your stomach freaking out.
Balancing the Stressors
The central nerve system (CNS) goes to every organ, gland, tissue, muscle and cell of the body. Chiropractic’s focus is to allow the CNS to function without interference or to remove the subluxation. The subluxation is a “blown fuse” and your body reacts by expressing itself outwardly via symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments do not “cure” the butterflies in your stomach; instead they balance your stress response by releasing ‘feel good’ factors in the body. After an adjustment, your body becomes ENHANCED and begins adapting, particularity the pre-frontal cortex in the brain which controls your thoughts, emotions, and cognitive behavior.
Watch Out For Butterflies in Your Stomach
What can we learn from this? As we teach patients about their health and well-being, we stress the importance of knowing us before you need us. The best time to get checked and adjusted is before your event. You want to make sure your body is firing on all cylinders and this begins with your CNS. Your brain controls every cell in your body, even the butterflies in your stomach. Keep your spine aligned and the connection flowing with chiropractic.