The Mind-Body Connection is more than just New Age jargon. We have all seen how mental states can actively change our physiology. Consider stress headaches that manifest from mental strain and alternatively, the proven healing benefits of yoga practice. Anxiety in our mental state may cause us to overlook or ignore certain cues about health. The effects of this disconnect become systemic. For example, loss of sleep can disrupt hormone balance and emotional pain can translate to overeating or over indulgence in alcohol.
The Mind-Body Connection is about recognizing what is going on in your body rather than simply reacting to it. The way you feel about the functionality of your body can truly alter your rate of healing. Even word choices such as “my body is a total wreck” can slow progress.
I believe that if the mind can understand and visualize problems, the body can begin to address them. At Blue Heron Chiropractic, we encourage you to use the power of understanding, concepts, thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. 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 to schedule.