Over 40 million Americans will struggle with their mental health at some point in one single year and this number continues to rise significantly year after year.
We’re willing to bet you or someone you know personally has suffered from mental health challenges at one point or another, especially after the political and financial crises we’ve experienced as a country over the last few years.
Unfortunately, more often than not, when patients seek medical attention for symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and more, physicians are ‘solving’ the matter by prescribing medication. This solution ‘quiets’ the symptoms, rather than treating the root causes. This can be dangerous, as patients may become dependent on medications for happiness, proper sleep, and more.
We are not saying that medication does not have its place — it certainly does and it works wonders for some, but being prescribed medication without first trying drug-free treatment methods can be dangerous.
Chiropractic care is a drug-free treatment for improving mental health, wellness, and overall quality of life.
Treatment by a chiropractor is effective without the need for prescribed medication that can cause negative physical symptoms or addiction for patients. Chiropractic care is built on a holistic, mind-body approach, and so this type of care adjusts and resolves physical symptoms in order to improve negative mental symptoms.
Many Americans are unaware that our minds and bodies co-exist together as one. When we have poor mental health, this begins to show up as physical sickness throughout our bodies and vice versa, which is why we must take care of both.
5 Ways Chiropractic Care Supports Mental Health & Wellbeing
Taking a holistic approach in a “one-size-fits-all” world.
Chiropractors are looking at all areas of your life that have the ability to improve your health — everything from your sleep cycles, movement levels, diet, exercise routines, muscle tension and more.
Helping your spine fire off positive hormones.
That’s right! Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments trigger an increase in hormones such as neurotensin, oxytocin, and cortisol, all of which make our nervous systems very happy.
Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of poor mental health. Many studies have shown that chiropractic manipulation and massage therapy have shown great results in improving sleep patterns in patients. Proper sleep leads to a positive mindset!
Relieving tension, headaches, and stiffness.
When we’re moving throughout our day but experience consistent pain, we’re not at our best. It affects our work, relationships, and more. Chiropractic care and massage therapy can reduce pain, tension, and stiffness in the body, allowing you to move with freedom throughout your day and feel confident in the tasks you’re performing.
Relaxing your body and mind.
Yes, chiropractic care provides patients with relaxation! Chiropractors identify points of tension, then relieve those areas and give patients a proper and holistic plan to maintain a pain-free life. When patients find relaxation in their minds and bodies after a chiropractic session, their stress level is greatly reduced as well.
Are you experiencing any negative mental health symptoms? Does any of the information above resonate with you or someone you care for? If so, give us a call at ACPT and we will get you set up with one of our qualified professionals.