Your hypothalamus!! This is a tiny area of your brain that is the connection between the endocrine (or hormone) system and the nervous system. It’s responsible for a VERY important part of our general health - homesostasis! Homeostasis is your body’s ability to “keep the peace” or to stay balanced in response to changes in our outside environment. It does this by sending signals to other parts of our bodies, telling these areas to secrete specific hormones to maintain that nice, healthy balance.
Why is this important at a chiropractic office?
Chiropractic care has a direct affect on this mechanism in the body. When you are getting adjusted, it helps to re-calibrate the stress response in the body - we essentially lessen the output of stress hormones in the body so your body is better equipped to function better. This enables the hypothalamus to do it's job of "keeping the peace" in your body and sets the stage for good health.
What are some things you can do to help counteract the effects of stress in your child's body?
Remember, we are exposed to physical, emotional and chemical stressors everyday - the sign of good health is our body’s ability to “fight off” the effects of these stressors! Here are 3 of the most important things you can do to improve resilience in your child:
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Dr. Cristina shares some insight about the benefits of Chiropractic as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle!