The daily stresses we face chemically, from thousands of substances that didn’t even exist for our grandparents and emotionally from social situations brought on by our disposable-microwave society can cause the same amount of internal damage as physical injury. These stressors are compounded by more technical, sitting, jobs and recreation with less physical activity to work off the stress.
Yoga, Pilates and Tai-Chi are a few good practices, offering stretching and relaxing-focused breathing techniques to help manage the accumulation of daily stress. And massage therapy consistently ranks high in relief of muscular tension. Even with these great services available to you, sometimes you need professional help.
Often, tension builds in between the neck and shoulders, irritating the control centers that maintain balance and posture. And for every inch that the center of your head, your ear canal, hangs in front of the center of your body, the midpoint of your shoulder, physical stress in your body doubles.
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Ask a friend to look at you from the side and see if your ear canal falls in front of your shoulder.
Nobel Prize winning brain research in 1980 estimated that 90 percent of the brain’s resources are tied up in compensating for this specific stress referred to as forward head posture. Choking the life out of you, robbing from proper breathing, digestion, detoxification, circulation, immune function, muscle performance and of course energy levels.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a sub-specialty that focuses on rehabilitating normal head posture without any of the twisting and cracking most people associate with chiropractic. Gentle impulses are administered by hand into the joints and connective tissues of the upper spine to reset the malfunctioning sensors that control postural muscle tension. The effects can be dramatic and immediate, often reducing forward head posture and cutting stress in half in the first session which only takes a few minutes, once all the measurements are taken.
This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners are uniquely qualified to evaluate health problems from a functional point of view instead of a symptomatic point of view.
If you are frustrated with the take another pill approach towards healthcare, you may be a good candidate for one of our drug-free, non-surgical health solutions programs.
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Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and Advanced Certified Upper Cervical Chiropractic Instructor.
Functional Medicine services are available in most cities via remote labs and internet consultations. Patients are seen by appointment at 25050 Peachland Avenue, Suite 105, Newhall, California 91321. Call 661-753-9340 to schedule a free phone consultation.
Source: Santa Clarita News