This month we are talking about stress and nerves. Experiencing chronic stress without any relief can disrupt the body’s internal balance, negatively impacting both physical and mental health. Physical effects can include headaches, digestive issues, skin problems (e.g., eczema or acne), high blood pressure, chest pain, menstrual problems, and trouble sleeping. Mental effects can include depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. When you have severe and persistent stress, the autonomic nervous system becomes overactive, resulting in a constant, unhealthy fight-or-flight response.
The Magnasphere treatment
People that come to us for stress relief are usually pleasantly surprised to learn about the Magnasphere and how we integrate nutrition and chiropractic to alleviate the pain from stress.
Stephanie Horner says, “I feel amazing since I had the Magnesphere treatment today. My body feels light. I can’t really describe how I feel but my brain is clear and bright. And for lack of a better way to describe it my arms and legs feel light. About halfway through the session I started feeling vibrations in my abdominal area. Amazing!!”
Stress Management Check List
Focus on what can be controlled today, this week, this month, this quarter.
Prioritize a to-do list. Making a to-do list helps the mind let go of stressful thoughts regarding required tasks. Scratching an item off the to-do list can create a feeling of accomplishment. Do you enjoy making lists and crossing items off! And has anyone added something they already completed, just so they could cross it off? Anyone? ???? ☑️
When your mind feels like it’s spinning or stuck on a thought, try jotting down what you are thinking about. The act of journaling can help organize it in your thoughts and decrease your stress about it.
Taking control of stressful, routine tasks helps to build confidence. For example, leaving earlier for work or taking a new route can ease the stress of traffic. Preparing lunch can ease the stress of waiting in a line during lunchtime. Avoid bothersome people. Say “no.”
What helps you de-stress?
There are many relaxation techniques for stress management. Distraction, unplugging from technology, and breathing deeper and slower can be powerful tools used against intense feelings. Make a list and hang it on your fridge for an easy reminder when life is tough. Here are some ideas:
- Prayer with your Creator
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique
- Take an Epsom salt bath
- Enjoy a campfire
- Listening to music
- Say a positive phrase or favorite bible verse over and over in your head
- Journal using your favorite pens
- Adult coloring book
- Put on your most snuggly sweatshirt and have a cup of tea
- Use ear plugs
- 300 Writing Prompts book
- Use charcoal pencils to draw in a sketch book
- Read a book
- Post It origami
- Rubix cube
- Take a nap or go to bed early
- Get a massage
- Book a Magnesphere appointment
What can you do? Stay tuned in this month as we talk more about stress and nerves. And Be sure to ask Dr. Hutsell at your next appointment. Be proactive with your health!