As a form of complementary medicine, chiropractic strives to create a state of total wellness for the patient. Although chiropractic adjustments are invaluable, manual therapy alone won’t solve every problem, and won’t be enough to ensure complete health. This is why Dr. Haines takes a comprehensive approach to his patients’ well-being. Through stress reduction, nutritional counseling and a focus on wellness, Dr. Haines provides total care for an excellent quality of life.
What is Stress and How Can Chiropractic Help?
Stress is both a physical and mental factor, and the two are intimately related. Mental stress occurs when we are overworked, anxious, frightened or angry. This type of stress directly leads to physical stress. For example, if you’re angry, your blood pressure will rise. If you’re in a life threatening situation, you may be capable of physical strength well beyond your normal limits.
The body is built to take stress occasionally, such as in fight or flight circumstances. However, our modern lifestyles often put us in an almost continuous state of stress. Family problems, financial difficulties, issues at work, insufficient exercise and poor diet all add to our stress load. Since mental stress causes physical reactions – like high blood pressure, tense muscles and hormonal imbalances – our bodies can only take so much before our health starts to suffer.
Chiropractic can help reduce the two main causes of mental stress – depression and anxiety. Not only are chiropractic adjustments soothing, but correcting small subluxations puts the body back in harmony by increasing blood flow to major organs and allowing nerve signals to travel unimpeded. Much as chiropractic adjusts the spine into proper alignment, it also aids in centering and aligning the mind. This all has a positive effect on stress management.
Dr. Haines is always willing to listen and help with techniques to reduce your stress level. Since excessive stress can have a profound impact on pain levels, immune system health and healing speed, stress management is one of the major goals of chiropractic medicine. At Absolute Health Chiropractic, we believe in health for the entire body and mind.
Chiropractor Dr. Haines | Absolute Health Chiropractic | 4110 NW 37th Place, Suite D | Gainesville, FL 32606 | (352) 377-7373