Emotional and Mental Stress
Stress is something that we’re starting to understand better and better in the last probably 15 to 20 years. Now we can document and see how anxiety, physical, or emotional or mental stress affects our bodies. Whereas before nobody ever thought about, “Oh my God, is it good for you to work 10 hours a day, and then have a family”, and then you see people dropping out for strokes, heart attacks, all kinds of other stress-related disorders. Now we understand stress as a real issue. Now we know how it affects us by chemical level; on a physical level, on an emotional level, things like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are becoming more and more in the mainstream media. We’re starting to understand that such a thing does exist.
This allows us to approach patients from a different and more objective angle. When a patient comes in and says, “I have neck pain,” I will ask them what they do in day-to-day life? Do you have any stress? What kind of situations do you find yourself in, and then which one makes you feel tense? Which one of them makes you feel uncomfortable? Because we understand how stress affects us how it affects our hormonal system. There are studies done at Harvard today that show that stress can affect our DNA. It’s that deep, so understanding that we’re now developing methods and techniques to reverse the effects of stress on the human body.
The SMART Program: Improving Health thru Stress Management
To learn more about how the SMART program teaches participants to manage stress and improve their health, visit the SMART program’s registration page with Better Health Chiropractic.
To register for the program, call 646-553-1884.