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Chiropractic Advice for Improved Mental Health

By Brandi Goodman 

Your mental health should be your top priority in the new year. Too many people are letting their mental well-being become compromised, putting the needs of others and the stresses of life above their own sanity. Use chiropractic care and advice for improved mental health.

Seek Stress Relief

Stress can evoke a number of reactions. You may be more likely to feel angry, sad, anxious, or worse. You might also experience severe tension and pain, particularly in your neck and shoulders. Seek stress relief so you can alleviate these symptoms and put your mind at ease. Your mental well-being can be easily compromised when you feel stressed regularly. Chiropractic care is one option for stress relief since you get to have time away for yourself while getting an adjustment and having your discomfort diminished. 

Restore Your Mind and Body Connection

The connection between your mind and body needs to be restored. Joint restrictions or subluxations can put your systems out of place. This can cause a rift between your mind and body with signals getting crossed or not sent at all. Removing these restrictions through chiropractic can help to restore this connection and allow your nervous system to function as intended. Your chiropractor will also suggest additional ways to improve this connection, such as eating healthier foods that allow both your mind and body to heal and function to their full capability.

Get More Sleep

Sleep is necessary for better mental health. If you aren't getting enough rest at night then you're more likely to be short-tempered, get angry quickly, and let stress take over. Find a sleep routine that works well for you, such as limiting your screen time at night, using lavender essential oils in a diffuser, and wearing a sleep mask. Chiropractic can help with sleep as well. If your body feels good and you don't feel any pain or discomfort, you're more likely to sleep well at night.

Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can be caused by stress, but it can also be caused by your diet and other factors. You may be more likely to get angry easily and experience anxiety when you have high blood pressure. Get chiropractic care to lower your blood pressure and ease your symptoms. You should also eat foods that will help to lower it. Blueberries, strawberries, leafy greens, oats, and even dark chocolate are all options.

Chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic may be what you need this year for better mental health. Give it a try and see how much better you feel after a session or two. With some other tips in mind, you will have the tools you need to keep your mental well-being in check.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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