FROM THE DESK OF DR. JULIE LOGAN
The Impact of Isolation, Anxiety and Stress on Your Health(and what to do about it)
To say the last 18 months has been unlike any other period of time would be, well, the understatement of the year. Never in our lifetimes have we been so terrified, confused, and isolated from each other and our social network.
While at the same time fearing the threat from infectious disease, we learned that we were being deprived of the very things that help prevent disease- community, connection, joy and even going outside into nature.
When we are faced with a threat or stressor, our entire physiology changes. Our whole nervous system changes. We shift into a ‘Fight or Flight” mode (Sympathetic Dominance). This is the opposite of rest, heal, digest, learn, and grow. (Parasympathetic State). IN this state, the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is focused on survival, on finding and defeating the threat. It is not focused on digesting dinner, learning algebra, or healing from injury or illness.
We are not made to live in the state chronically. If we do, our organ and hormonal systems start to break down. We start to develop the beginnings of degenerative and chronic diseases Additionally, our moods change. Our outlook on life and on other people changes. We get ‘stuck’, changed in our every nerve fiber-and we cannot voluntarily change it back.
Suicide rates, new prescriptions for psychiatric medications, anxiety and depression diagnoses have increased at an alarming rate since the early days of the pandemic. So has cancer, and just about every other chronic disease.
I could go on and on, but here is the good news.
Sympathetic dominance can be corrected by the simple Chiropractic adjustment. Research has long demonstrated that when the neural tissue that houses the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems receives an adjustment, there is an immediate moderating effect that occurs. Additionally there are other therapeutic techniques that can break negative associations from dominating a person’s physiology. Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST), Applied Kinesiology (AK) , and EMDR are a few of the approaches that can have this profound effect -resetting the function of the ANS.
If you or your loved ones have suffered from the effects of prolonged stress- if you just are not as healthy as you would like to be- it’s time to take a look at correcting these issues.
How Can We Help?
Dr. Julie is trained to give gentle, low force adjustments that incorporate the balancing therapies of BEST and AK. Additionally, she offers individualized nutritional support for both general well being as well as healing severe disease.
Come visit us at New Hope Holistic or call us at (630) 466-0480