Not all disorders or illnesses can be seen by the human eye or even on diagnostic testing such as x-rays, ct scans, or MRI's. These disorders aren't any less real than those that you can physically see or touch. Depression affects an estimated 300 million people around the world. It not only affects our mental health, but also our physical well-being. Depression and other mood disorders can leave us feeling isolated, helpless, and emotionally drained with only hopes of medicine that can actually make these symptoms worse. We need to make our mental health as much of a priority as our physical health! Our autonomic nervous system (ANS) includes our sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. See the picture below for some of the specifics of what our autonomic nervous system is in charge of (among many others).
Neurologically-based specific chiropractic adjustments work to free the autonomic nervous system of interferences that disrupt the regulation of organs as well as heart rate variability. Adjustments also help to regulate vagus nerve function which plays an essential role in patients with depression. We gain a better understanding of how to manage mental health issues when we take a closer look at the physical aspects of these mood disorders. This allows for a fully integrated health care model to care for ourselves and others.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Nicholas J. Knutson
MOUNTAIN ISLAND CHIROPRACTIC
10917 Black Dog Ln., Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28214
Tel (704) 394-8556
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"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." JV
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