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How Does Stress Affect My Health?

woman with hands on head During my time as a Chiropractor, I’ve seen thousands of patients who experience ongoing stress. And it should come as no surprise to most that this very much affects your body’s ability to heal.

Stress and Our Emotions

Stress comes in many forms and from many different sources. Any time we experience stress, we usually have some form of an emotional stress response such as fear, anger, grief, frustration, anxiety and many others. These stress responses can negatively affect us long after the original event has occurred. Our body has physiological reflexes to these stressful events, and often times, when we experience a similar situation later in life, old response patterns can kick in.

One thing many people might not be aware of is how emotions work on a physiological level. Any time we experience an emotion, the brain releases hormones, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides (among other things) in our body. These in turn can lead to physical symptoms. An easy example of this is feeling anxious and having butterflies in your stomach. But, did you know, these hormones, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, can also lead to physical pain-based symptoms?

When our body fails to physiologically “let go” of these stress responses, we can find ourselves left with unexplained chronic physical problems – pain based or otherwise.

Neuro Emotional Technique

In my office, I use an approach called Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) to help identify, and let go of “stuck” mind/body stress patterns, when indicated. Finding these stuck stress patterns is done with a manual muscle test. If the test is positive, this indicates your current symptoms are related to an unresolved event that has left an active stress response.

Through a series of manual muscle tests, the original stressful event will be determined, and a physical correction will be done in the office involving acupuncture meridian holds while your spine is being simultaneously adjusted. Post treatment, many patients notice a resolution in their pain-based symptoms, in addition to feeling calmer and less stressed.

NET is a safe, effective and natural way to address any of your long-standing health concerns that have a mind-body stress component.

If this is a technique you are interested in, let’s have a conversation! Feel free to contact the practice today to book your appointment.

Yours in health; body, mind and soul.

Dr. Julianne Donato, B.A., D.C.
Chiropractor in Burlington

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