If you've ever been in our office, you know that we like to laugh. While we take our work very seriously, we also love what we do and the people we get to be around every day. It brings us joy.
But did you know that laughter has some of the same healing effects as chiropractic care? Laughing is an all-natural way of lowering pain levels and relieving stress, just like Chiropractic care.
Laugher reduces the level of stress hormones in the body. Stress hormones like cortisol raise your blood pressure, increase your heart rate and prepare your body for a fight or flight response. Prolonged stress has negative effects on your heart, as well as your entire cardiovascular system, causing unwanted side effects like weight gain. Chiropractic treatments release muscle tension and pressure on the nerves, allowing the body to relax, function more optimally, and heal properly.
Laughter also helps release endorphins, our body's natural mood enhancers. Exercise does this as well. These chemicals; neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, are our body's natural opioids, and they give us a feeling of overall balance and wellness. Chiropractic care does the same thing by releasing muscle tension and tightness around the nerve roots of our skeletal system, and by enhancing the functionality of the nerves in the body. This release of tension can help improve your mood as well as increase those feel-good chemicals in the body.
Chiropractic manipulation also help improve blood flow. Some of the therapy modalities we use in our Tulsa Chiropractor office are designed to do this as well. Improving blood flow increases healing to injured areas but also increases blood flow to the brain, allowing for clearer thinking and better overall nervous system functioning. Laughter does the same thing, stimulating blood vessels and enhancing oxygen-rich blood flow to your muscles, heart, lungs and all of your vital organs. Blood flow to typical areas of pain, such as the low back, speed up healing and help to reduce areas of inflammation that typically cause pain.
Reducing stress in the body, increasing blood flow, improving nerve function....these are the hallmarks of chiropractic treatment and how it works to heal the body. Add in a little laughter and you have a combination that can't help but boost your well-being.
If we can help you with joint pain, headaches, sciatic nerve pain, or any problem that is restricting movement of your skeletal system, please let us know. And if you need a good laugh, we're here for ya. Give us a call at 9918) 664-2273 or make an appointment online here.