New evidence shows a link between Chiropractic adjustments and stress hormones. Doug Eldred, Chiropractor Blacktown, wants to let you know about this interesting research. It has been well known for a long time that chiropractic adjustments can help with a variety of conditions. Chiropractors have been saying for years that they can help with overall health & wellness and now more and more evidence is coming showing how that happens. Recent studies have shown chiropractic treatments can improve immune response, reduce blood pressure, and affect heart rate.
Japanese researchers found that chiropractic adjustments directly influence the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system, part of the central nervous system, controls automatic body functions such as blood pressure, digestion, immunity, and heart rate.
The 2011 study involved 12 men with neck pain who were given chiropractic adjustments. The researchers performed PET scans both before and after the treatment in order to track brain activity. The scans provided evidence of altered brain activity in the areas responsible for stress reactions and pain processing. The researchers also measured significantly lower levels of salivary cortisole, a stress hormone.
This shows that chiropractic treatments have a beneficial influence on the central nervous system, resulting in reduced pain. It is also shows that chiropractic care can enhance the body’s stress response, boosting immunity and helping to improve overall health. It is clear that chiropractic adjustments can promote wellness, not just relief of pain symptoms.
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