Acupuncture and Massage therapy has been shown to provide effective forms of stress relief. This can help improve emotional and mental well-being and ease symptoms associated with specific mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression
Many traditional doctors are partnering with doctors in other fields in order to make a multidisciplinary approach to mental health treatment. It is hoped that by using natural healing and talk therapy that the use of powerful prescriptions could decline, giving people a better overall quality of life without the burden of mental health symptoms. If you or someone you know is affected by Mental Health and are looking for a more natural alternative treatment plan, Functional Medicine could be for you.
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This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality, or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate.
This week unites millions of people who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.
Functional Medicine works to restore balance to your body with the aim of achieving optimal health for the rest of your life.
By addressing the whole person and the underlying causes of disease or dysfunction, functional medicine provides strategies and a road map to optimum health.
When having trouble conceiving, it can be really difficult to decide what the best steps towards finding help can be. In Functional Medicine, we look to get the individual’s underlying root cause of imbalance within their body.
For many people, infertility can be improved with lifestyle, for example reducing stress, improving your diet, reducing over-exercising, and improving sleep.
Improper nervous system function, poor nutrition, and high stress could be one of the many different reasons why one may be infertile.
There are many different fertility treatments that you can try. Some are successful and some are not.
Many seek chiropractic care for wellness purposes and don’t realize the effect it may have on the body. While chiropractic doesn’t cure infertility, it does reduce stress and interference in the body.
At some point, everyone experiences stress in their life. Stress is different for everyone. What is stressful for one may not be stressful for another. Anything can cause stress. What is stress? It is anything that causes your body to change the way it is functioning right now. Stress can cause physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. When you feel threatened your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. Your heart pounds faster, your muscles can start to tighten, your blood pressure rises, and your breath quickens.
When you feel stressed, you may start to experience excess sweating, pain in the back of the chest, headaches, high blood pressure, and cramps or muscle spasms. Stress not only takes a toll on you in a physical way but it also can affect you emotionally and behaviorally. If in a heightened state of stress you may expereince feelings of restlessness, anger, anxiety, sadness, and depression. You may find yourself unable to concentrate. You can be more forgetful and irritable if you are feeling stressed. All of these stressful feelings can cause you to overreact and have angry outbursts. Many people who expereince stress self medicate by overeating, using drugs or drinking alcohol.
Stress is just a fact of life, but how you respond to it is most important. Stress can be overwhelming and if left unmanaged it can lead to serious health problems. If you are feeling stressed stop what you are doing, and take a moment to breathe. Time management and prioritizing your activities can help with feelings of being stressed. We can only do so much in a day. Take time to practice self-care, exercise, eat a balanced diet and rest. If you are feeling stressed communicate it to those around you, maybe they can help.
Acupuncture and massage are great tools to help relieve stress by restoring a healthy flow of energy. Both acupuncture and massage are powerful healing therapies that can provide complimentary health benefits.
Spring can always feel like a fresh start with flowers blooming, and the days becoming longer. You can finally get outside and enjoy the brighter days and warmer weather. Spring can be a time of new beginnings and the start of new healthy habits. You can begin exercising, begin a new hobby, or start taking care of your self by practicing self-care. Chiropractic care is a great way to take of yourself and help you feel like a spring chicken.
When it’s cold and dreary outside you, tend to stay indoors, and not be as active. Being less active can cause your joint to become stiff, and your mobility and flexibility can decrease. Chiropractic care benefits you by reducing your pain, enhancing mobility, increasing your flexibility, and activity levels. By reducing your pain you, are enhancing your overall health. The more energy you have, and the more your body functions efficiently, the better you will feel about yourself.
Studies show amazing results for chiropractic care during pregnancy, including decreased labor times, decreased need for pain medications, decreased pain during pregnancy, and increased space for baby during pregnancy. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy removes interference to the mother’s nervous system, enhances baby development and uterine function. Chiropractic care helps balance the pelvis, eliminates tension to muscles and ligaments. Many women find immediate relief after a single adjustment.
A healthy spine and nervous system from birth are essential to living an ideal life. Chiropractic care is proven to be safe and effective at improving the wellbeing of children. An estimated 60-90 pounds of force is used on an infant’s neck during “normal” delivery. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at, or prior to birth, many parents elect to have their newborn’s spine checked right after birth. Dr. Sarah has specialized training in pediatric care and is certified in the Webster Technique.
Here at NWA Health Solutions, we value preventative care. It is important for all of our readers to understand the importance of preventative care and taking the right steps toward a healthier heart. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, with stroke ranking second. Even when those conditions don’t result in death they can cause disability and diminish the quality of life. Heart disease can be prevented by making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history, being aware of the risk factors, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health.
Knowledge is power. Take the time to educate yourself on heart and stroke risk factors. The American Heart Association recommends focusing on heart disease prevention early in life. The sooner you can identify your risk factors the sooner you can start managing them. By learning your risk factors and managing them you have a better chance of living a healthy life and lowering your risk of heart disease or stroke.
A heart attack or stroke can happen at any age. It is never too early to start living a healthier lifestyle. The first step is assessing your risk factors and the second step is managing your risk factors. An active lifestyle and a healthy diet can be very helpful in prevention.
Recent studies have shown that massage therapy and acupuncture can help lower certain risk factors for heart disease and stroke. A consistent massage program can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure and lower sources of depression and anxiety. Massage therapy is a safe, effective way to help control blood pressure. It can be used in health care centers and even at home.
With its capacity to regulate blood pressure acupuncture can also reduce the stress response that may increase blood pressure. Acupuncture can effectively treat elevated blood pressure due to increased vascular stiffness and constriction by working through the central nervous system to relax blood vessels. Acupuncture can also help stabilize blood sugar by correcting endocrine system imbalances.
NWA Health Solutions is proud to offer both massage therapy and acupuncture in our office. We are committed to providing our community with the best healthcare options.