PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.
Available for Interviews:
Dr. Mike Evangel
Dr. Michail Evangel’s Chiropractic Wellness Center
Much of the world is in a state of panic and stress. People are confused, sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the worst to come from the news, constant discussion and reporting starting to get into people’s psyche.
- Lavender Essential Oil. One of the most common essential oils for relaxation is Lavender.
- Rose Essential Oil. …
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. …
- Bergamot Essential Oil. …
- German Chamomile Essential Oil. …
- Melissa Essential Oil. …
- Jasmine Essential Oil. …
- Clary Sage Essential Oil.
David J. Calabro, DC, CCN, FICPA, CEG
Calabro Chiropractic and Wellness Center
While fear necessary for human survival (e.g., it functions to warn us to danger), most anxiety in modern society is an unhealthy pattern of thoughts and beliefs, regardless of actual levels of threat. Dysfunctional thinking and beliefs are rooted in our interpretations of the environment and can have massive impacts on our overall mental, physical, and social health. Here are a few tips to reduce anxiety in times of stress:
- Chiropractic care. Chiropractic helps the body function optimally. When the spine is misaligned, communication between brain and body is altered, which has influences on the whole body. Anxiety is an alteration in mood rooted in a maladaptive response to the environment. Realigning the spine can help reduce interference between brain and body and relieve feelings of anxiety. Chiropractic adjustments can also stimulate the part of the nervous system that counteracts anxiety. Anxiety is an over-activation of what is known as the sympathetic nervous system—often known as “fight or flight.”Chiropractic adjustments, done by a trained chiropractic physician, can “turn on” the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby relaxing the state of fight or flight. Research shows that patients with normative levels of anxiety (non-clinical) were less likely to experience symptoms of anxiety after just a few chiropractic adjustments. (hint: I authored a publication! https://www.ncbi.
- Self soothing. Our 5 senses are the way in which we know the world. We can distract ourselves from the stresses around us by soothing our 5 senses. Here are some ideas:
Smell: Light (non-toxic) candles, Smell essential oils, Bake organic cookies, Cook foods whose smells remind you of your mother (assuming you had a good relationship).
Touch: Rub (non-toxic) lotion on your arms and legs, Take deep breaths and feel the air enter your lungs, Get a massage, If you are in a panic attack, stick your head in a bucket of ice (this will shock your system back to the present moment).
Taste: Cook foods that stimulate positive and calming emotions, Drink one glass of red wine, eat spicy foods that distract your thinking
Sound: Call a friend, listen to soothing music, listen to music that makes you sing, go to a playground and listen to kids laugh.
- Support your gut. Your microbiome refers to an entire of ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that reside inside of our body, especially within the gut. We rely on these microbes for survival. While we previously believed anxiety to be a “mental illness,” new research shows a strong role of the gut in the manifestation of anxiety. Identification of the so-called gut-microbiome-brain axis has opened an entirely new area of research, transforming the way we think about and treat mental illnesses like anxiety. In fact, more than 90% of the body’s serotonin and more than 50% of the body’s dopamine are synthesized in the gut, not the brain!High levels of stress can impact gut health, which can play a role in the onset and severity of anxiety. Gut health can be supported through a healthy diet (e.g., real foods, no processed food, decreased sugar, organic, non-gmo, no antibiotics in meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, water, etc.), probiotics and prebiotics, and through nutritional supplementation.
Dr. Andrea Nazarenko, PhD
Owner, Old Mill Chiropractic and Family Wellness
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.