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Managing Stress And Why It Is Happening

The reality of life is that everyone experiences some form of stress or another. People experience stress when planning a meaningful ceremony, preparing for an examination, getting ready for an interview, stuck in traffic, or managing routine responsibilities.

When you are under pressure, your body reacts by flooding your system with flight-or-fight hormones that prepare your body to cope with the situation.

Stress is not totally a bad thing, as it is a coping mechanism for survival. However, prolonged stress is dangerous because it hinders the body’s ability to relax and recuperate.

Types of Stress

There are two main types of stress: acute and chronic stress.

Acute Stress – Acute stress has been described as a dysfunctional reaction that starts immediately after a distressing and traumatic experience. Acute stress does not last for too long as people usually recover once the stressful experience is gone.

Chronic Stress – Chronic stress results when people are repeatedly exposed to stressful situations and have their bodies subjected to stress hormones.

Managing Stress

People who suffer from chronic stress experience sleep disorders, migraines, and high blood pressure. The following science-backed strategies are effective in managing stress.

Sleep. Lack of quality sleep is a chief contributor to stress. It is also a symptom of stress.

During sleep time, the body relaxes and repairs itself. The brain also gets rid of toxins that might have accumulated over time. Don’t interfere with your body’s natural sleep patterns either through the use of medication or caffeinated drinks. Maintaining healthy sleep habits can help you to control your dress levels.

Exercise. One of the ways to manage stress is exercise. Exercising is an excellent way of inhibiting the release of stress hormones in your body. So the next time you feel tense, try exercising to help relax and calm your nerves. You’ll feel a rush of endorphins, dopamines, and other happiness hormones.

Eat a Healthy Diet. A growing body of evidence suggests that fruits, vegetables, and nuts contain antioxidants that promote happiness hormones. So eat healthy foods to manage your stress levels.

Relaxation. Deep breathing, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness effectively lower your blood pressure and calming your nerves.

Chiropractic Care. Prolonged stress has been linked to upper cervical trauma. A misalignment in the upper cervical region can pressure the surrounding muscles and interfere with your nervous system and circadian rhythm. 

To help you manage your stress levels, an upper cervical chiropractor will conduct nerve tests. If there are misalignments in the upper cervical region, the specific chiropractic will deliver a chiropractic adjustment and other types of care. This will improve the functioning of the nervous system.

Upper cervical care has provided lasting relief for sufferers of chronic stress.

Do you want stress to stop hindering your life? Let’s help you manage your stress via upper cervical care. We care about the safety of our community. We can, therefore, guarantee your security during your consultation or appointment.

For the past six years, Dr. Addison Bulosan has provided excellent chiropractic care for sufferers of chronic migraines and other travel-related illnesses. For more information contact Dr. Addison Bulosan at 2959 Umi Street Suite 202 Lihue HI 96766. Phone: 808-369-9733. Please forward all email inquiries to To schedule a 15-minute free consultation, visit

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