Listen to Dr. Bossenger interviewed on Mental Health Radio, HERE.
Physiological responses in the body occur before an event. The nervous system not only learns how to cushion itself against a future blow, but also works out the emotional meaning of it. The brain revises itself throughout life depending on the nature of its thoughts. Certain sustained thoughts produce measurable physical differences and change structure.
Bracing: The body’s daily fight/flight preparation you are unaware of
A large part of our energy wastage that leads to symptoms such as fatigue, exhaustion, insomnia, headache, backache, hyperventilation, anxiety, depression, constipation, diarrhoea, impotence, and frigidity is due to continual bracing, the “cushioning” idea above.
This includes the way we hold our body, diaphragm, jaw, spine etc; as well as the fight/flight preparation, remembering, anticipating, worrying and what we choose to focus on.
Over time, this misdirected energy expenditure within the nervous system results in detrimental effects to efficiency, productivity and the health of the individual. Oftentimes this will manifest mentally before appearing physically.
If you are prone to stress or are exposed to stressful situations on a continual basis, it is imperative to watch out for warning signs of fatigue before the nervous system spirals down to a point where its level of function is so low you cannot rest your way out of that state, supplement your way out of it, exercise your way out of it, nor drug your way out of it. However, this last point is usually the most common practice when an individual presents with the above symptomatology. This solution may not be appropriate.
A change of physiology is faster than anything you can think yourself into
Specialised chiropractic is not a replacement for conventional therapies such as counselling or drug therapy when that is appropriately indicated, however many clients are looking for a way forward without pharmaceuticals for the rest of their lives. It is understood that a healthy system which is in harmony and functioning as best as possible should not need to be medicated. We will work with your GP to find a way.
“Spinal reprogramming and emotional guidance offers a way out the dark fog.”
It’s known that certain activities like exercise or breathing deeply can positively affect one’s sense of well being, so the reason why good chiropractic care is so powerful in changing one’s state is that half of the emotional cortex from the brain extends down the spine and spinal cord. The spinal cord is rich with receptors and chemicals which, when turned on in the right way, can change the way the brain functions.
People often feel like they’re “not themselves” anymore
Conversely, if you look at the arrow diagram, an alteration in body chemistry will subsequently alter your spine. Distortion of the spine will change the receptors that allow proper communication with the brain. And the front part of our brain is responsible for emotional fine tuning and judgement. As this area becomes impaired, our perception of the world around us is distorted, and compromises our ability to respond to it.
Amongst goals such as new ways to deal with depression or anxiety, people often feel like they’re “not themselves” anymore or are looking for a stronger sense of self or “connectedness”. This is fully achievable through chiropractic care at Spinewave.