chiropractic treatments for mental health

Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle With Regular Chiropractic Care

It’s never a bad time to invest in your mental health, but May, being Mental Health Month, marks an especially good time for some introspection. There’s no shortage of research touting the legitimacy of the mind-body connection, including the link between mental health and chiropractic care. In fact, integrating regular chiropractor visits into your self-care routine can have lasting benefits that go well beyond the doctor’s office.

In the spirit of Mental Health Month, here’s a handful of psychological perks associated with chiropractic care.

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Massage Therapy Treatments in Phoenix

Best Massages for Stress Relief

There’s a scientific explanation as to why getting a massage is so relaxing. According to research from the American Massage Therapy Association, it can considerably decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and even cortisol, also known as the stress hormone.

Of course, there’s usually more than one type of massage on the menu. So which ones are best for calming jittery nerves? Here’s our roundup of best massages for stress relief.

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stretches for stress

Stretches for Stress Management

There’s a reason yoga is a go-to activity for stress management. Experts at Harvard Medical School say regular practice appears to modulate the body’s stress response. When paired with focused attention on the breath, certain stretches can help calm the mind and quell feelings of anxiety and nervousness.

Looking to unwind naturally? Here are some of our favorite stretches for stress management.

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injury

How to Start Exercising Without Injury

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Topping the list year after year is (you guessed it) getting healthy. While a clean-slate perspective can do wonders for your motivation, being too eager will backfire if it leads to injury. Overdoing it in the name of fitness is a recipe for chronic pain—something that’ll surely throw a wrench in your exercise plans.

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eating healthy balanced diet

Understanding the Importance of a Healthy, Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is critical in getting strong support to your tissues and organs. Your body needs nutrients in order to operate correctly, get the energy it needs, defend you against infections, and keep your systems free of disease. When children do not get the healthy, balanced nutrition they need, they are likelier to experience developmental issues or struggle at school. In fact, it can heavily impact a boy or girl into adulthood – because often the lack of a balanced diet during youth turns into a lifelong approach.

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monsoon pain

Why a Monsoon Might Stir Up More Than a Haboob

If you go to bed soon after eating the kind of large meal that quickly breaks down into sugar, the headache you wake up with probably isn’t monsoon-related.

But if you notice that during monsoon season – defined as between June 15 and Sept. 30 since 2008 – there’s a marked connection between your headaches and/or joint pain increasing when those severe storms are about to occur, there quite possibly is a link.

Monsoon season doesn’t usher in host of new patients, but we definitely note a tendency to see more of our existing patients at this time of year.

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A Fine Fare: Five Foods for Fighting Inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s first line of defense in repairing injury or infection and against anything toxic, but that same protection can become problematic if it is too regularly called upon to “guard” us against perceived attack. Chronic inflammation is a high stress state of response in the body that has been associated with a host of diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, mental health issues, arthritis and more, and reducing that stress is an emerging field of research and focus in the medical community.

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