The Mind-Body Connection is really not just a “make believe” or woo-woo concept. We have all seen how mental states can change our physiology… agitation causing headaches and muscle tightness versus postitive thinking creating pain control. Illnesses that linger while you are depressed. So, for example, anxiety in our mental state may cause us to overlook or ignore certain cues about health. The effects can become systemic – throughout your body – for example, loss of sleep can disrupt hormone balance. This can become real regardless if your problem is everyday pain, a motor vehicle accident or an on-the-job work injury. The Mind-Body Connection is about understanding and recognizing what is going on in your body, rather than simply reacting to it. The way you feel about the manner in which your body functions can truly alter your healing and overall health, and lingering back pain or muscle aches can affect that. Even your choice of words you use to describe things… like “my body is a total wreck”, can slow your progress. I believe that if your mind can understand and visualize your problems or issues, your body can begin to address them. At Blue Heron Chiropractic, we will encourage you to use the power of understanding, concepts, thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. These ideas are in all of our treatment plans. As Hippocrates once wrote, “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”Let’s talk about it in a chiropractic session today. Click here if you are not already scheduled.