Our emotional state can have a huge impact on our health. Our mood can vary depending on a lot of different components. Stress, diet, exercise, toxicity, sleep and many other lifestyle factors can impact how we feel, think and behave. Our emotional states can be very powerful and can even make us sick if not dealt with. It is often very difficult to separate the mind from the body, even if we are not consciously aware of this connection. Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind/body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right. We have all experienced the onset of a headache, nausea or heartburn that can occur after a stressful or upsetting experience. In turn, many of us will know the euphoric sensation that comes from a rush of adrenaline or even just after having a really good laugh. Suddenly, our bodies feel ten years younger and full of energy! This is all due to the impact of our emotional state, and the opposite can also be true: The way that we physically feel can greatly affect our mood. Chronic pain or dysfunction can often lower one’s mood significantly, and at times may lead to depression and feelings of isolation. The good news is, because of this immensely strong mind/body connection it is therefore possible that when you correct one, you can in affect correct the other! The purpose of chiropractic care is to bring balance to the nervous system, the control center of the body, by correcting subtle disturbances in nerves with specific adjustments to spinal bones. Your body is an amazing machine that is completely connected from head to toe, side to side and from inside to outside. Nervous system balance creates more control in the body and awareness so the body can begin to release proper hormones and neurotransmitters at proper times to create better balance in emotions and mood. Feeling grumpy or low? Get your spine checked today!!