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Trusting Your Gut Could Be a Good Thing

By Stephen R. Farris

We've all felt it from time-to-time. That feeling that hits our gut when something's amiss, or is about to happen. According to science, it's kind of a sixth sense, so to speak. Gut feelings are often associated with anxiety, but they are not necessarily a bad thing to experience.

For instance, it can actually save you from making bad choices in certain situations, such as when you meet somebody new and get the gut feeling something's not right with that individual. It gives you an out to step away. Other times, your gut may be telling you something positive is about to happen.

When you're faced with difficult decisions, your inner voice may trigger your gut feeling and tell you what decision needs to be made. It might not be 100 percent accurate, but most of the time -- as the old saying goes -- you have to trust it.

Besides "hearing" your inner voice, there are other ways to tell if you're having a gut feeling reaction.

  • Things become clear all of a sudden
  • You become more tense
  • Goosebumps start appearing, or the hair on your arms and neck starts standing
  • You begin to feel nauseated
  • Sweaty hands or feet
  • A heavy sensation or sharpness in the abdominal region
  • A thought that keeps alluding to certain things, or a particular person
  • A sudden calmness, enlightenment

These feelings usually come on suddenly. In reality, that gut feeling you have -- according to studies -- is linked to natural processes in the brain. Past experiences can also play a part when a gut feeling hits you. Usually that process comes from something that happened in the past that you learned how to deal with it. If a certain situation were to happen again, you may know the "right way" to better handle it. 

If you have questions concerning anxiety and/or depression, take a little time and visit your local chiropractor such as the ones that can be found at The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 500 nationwide locations, there's bound to be one nearby. You can talk to any one of their board certified chiropractors about the experiences you are having. They can help answer your questions and may provide material you can take home and read. 

Remember, if you're feeling pain in your back, neck, and joints, they can help with those as well. No appointment is necessary at The Joint Chiropractic, and treatment options are available to fit anyone's budget. With their all-natural, hands on approach, a simple adjustment might be just the thing you need to help return and maintain the healthy lifestyle you're accustomed to.

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

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