With so much uncertainty in our political, health and economic world, it’s no wonder that depression and anxiety is spiking. Many people are reporting that they feel stressed out all the time. There are many behaviors that can help turn things around, such as: exercise, daily gratitude lists, calling a friend, humming, laughter, singing and meditation.
Yet, when a person is depressed or stressed out, it can be hard or seemingly impossible to find the motivation to do these things or even believe that it will help. When a person is stressed out, depressed or anxious, their nervous system is probably in a highly sympathetic mode, also known as “fight, flight or freeze”—a physiological state that supports depression, anxiety and stress. Difficulties with digestion or inflammation can also occur.
Our gut is where 90 percent of our serotonin, often referred to as the “happy chemical”,
is made. With chiropractic care, many report a serotonin boost and improvement in the quality and quantity of nutrition absorption. Research has shown that chiropractic care helps to balance the autonomic nervous system and improve gut health. As a result, many people report having more energy, sleeping better and being more motivated to do all those behaviors that can boost mood.
All the benefits of having a healthy and calm nervous system build on each other,
allowing a person to return to their natural state of ease and well-being.Dr. Joanne Haupert is a chiropractor at Inspired Healing, in Tucson. Connect at