Many of us today find ourselves constantly 'on'. This is dangerous to your health!
If you are always on edge, find it hard to wind down and get to sleep at night, sleep lightly and are woken easily, have poor digestion, suffer anxiety (and depression if this has been going on for some time), are jumpy (boo!), are sensitive to bright lights (would you consider going outside without your sunnies on?), get angry or aggressive easily (road rage? - never!), have forward head posture with tight muscles on the front of your chest and rounded hunched shoulders or a number of other symptoms, you may be suffering from
Your nervous system can be broken into 2 parts - the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems. These parts are both vital to your survival and health but only one part functions well at a time. In essence, your parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for resting and digestion When you are in optimal health this is the most 'active' part of the nervous system most of the time, particularly at night. Your sympathetic nervous system is your fight or flight system. If is there for protection and is only meant to operate for short periods of time - if you were being chased by a predator for example. In life today, many people find they can not switch this sympathetic system off and allow their parasympathetic system to take over.
First, you should see your chiropractor and, if depression is a major component of your problem, seek the help of a great psychologist. Your chiropractor will assess your nervous system to work out how best to help you balance your sympathetic / parasympathetic balance. There are many things that can be done and many exercises that can be specifically tailored to you by your chiropractor to help you get on top of this problem. There are also a few things you can do at home to help yourself - these are detailed below.
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