Chiropractic Stops Your Fight or Flight Response and Starts your Relaxation Response
Chiropractic decrases the sympathetic nervous system
Misalignments of your spine, called subluxations, cause abnormal proprioception in the joints and brain (specifically the hypothalmus)
(The spine has the only direct link to the hypothalmus...thus the only direct link to hormones).
This abnormal proprioception leads to increased sympathetic tone. This increases the stress hormones (adrenaline and noradrenaline) which is the fight or flight response and decreases the relaxation hormones (seratonin and relaxin), which is the parasympathetic response, or the relaxation response
Chronic increased stress hormones are linked through numerous studies directly to a host of diseases including but not limited tocancer, glaucoma, bi-polar disorder, type I & type II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, osteoarthritis, excessive body weight, hypertension, asthma, immune system function.
Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology” 2009