Just about every one of our new practice members has one thing in common, low energy and fatigue. The pace of life and its demands stress our bodies so much that we are running out of energy in the middle of the day. In a world of technology and iPhones, we move faster and have more information flooding our brains than ever before.
- Do you ever feel like you need coffee to get through the day?
- Is your energy spent by the time you make it home to your family after work?
- Do you feel guilty you don’t have the energy to play with your children or maintain your relationships?
- Are you too busy to take care of your body?
I’ve been there. There was a time in my life when I was “too busy” to take care of myself and I nearly drove my body right into the ground. My thyroid levels were so off the charts the doctor who read my blood work said he didn’t know how I was even able to get out of bed.
Many things cause fatigue…
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- Auto-Immune Dysfunction
- Epstein Barr Virus
- Emotional Stress
- Lack of Sleep
- Burned Out Adrenal Glands
…just to name a few.
Most people chase their symptoms with caffeine, energy drinks, naps, and even medications. These “solutions” only cover up fatigue symptoms, but never really get to the root cause of the issue.
How Our Chiropractic Care Works
1. Be Heard and
Sit down with one of our doctors to discuss your health, your concerns, and your vision for the future.
2. Learn the Underlying Cause of Your Problem
Our doctors use the most advanced science and technology in spinal biomechanics to understand and explain your condition.
3. Get a Customized Spinal Rejuvenation Program
If accepted as a practice member, our Chiropractic BioPhysics approach allows us to tailor care to your specific condition.
4. Regain Confidence in Your Body
Use this new, stronger structure to live a life free of limitations, knowing your body is able to function at its full potential.
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How To Naturally Boost Your Energy
Regular Chiropractic Care
The brain controls everything in your body – all cell, tissue, and organ function. There are actually two parts to your nervous system:
- The sympathetic nervous system is the part of the brain and the nervous system that supports your fight or flight response. That’s what gets you going, causing your heart to beat harder when you’re in a race or a stressful situation.
- The parasympathetic nervous system helps you to calm down and relax. It allows you to be in a state of ease.
As chiropractors, we can actually turn on parasympathetic parts of the nervous system, helping you relax and sleep better.
It may sound contradictory, but exercise boosts your energy and lifts your mood. When you exercises, there are changes that occur inside your body at the cellular level. Exertion spurs your body to produce more mitochondria inside of your muscle cells. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of cells, creating fuel out of glucose from the food you eat and oxygen from the air you breathe. Having more mitochondria increases your body’s energy supply. Exercise also delivers more oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. When your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle your daily chores. Plus, your body gets an energy boost from an exercise induced increase in hormone levels. In addition to helping your body create and use energy, regular exercise promotes nighttime sleep. Deep sleep is crucial to your overall health, in addition to feeling well rested and energetic.
Supplementation and avoiding inflammatory foods is a great way to boost energy and fight fatigue. There are a few supplements I love to recommend for people that are under chronic stress, plagued by fatigue, or have a persistent lack of energy. One of them is called the Adrenal Cortrex by Thorne. The adrenal glands, located in the middle of your back just above the kidneys, are part of the endocrine system. This system produces hormones to regulate glucose metabolism, immune function, and normal blood pressure. These hormones also bring the body back into balance after something throws it off, such as a stress flare-up. Adrenal Cortex is formulated with a unique extract from the adrenal tissue and plays a valuable role in supporting healthy adrenal function to boost immunity and energy.
Another excellent supplement bundle by Thorne is the Energy Bundle. This bundle contains three supplements that provide comprehensive support for the body’s adrenal glands and cellular energy production in the mitochondria. It contains an ISL 400, which promotes cellular energy production, supports exercise efficiency along with health and fitness goals, and maintains an optimal state of health. The bundle is also made up of complex B vitamins. B vitamins are crucial in promoting cellular energy production, optimal nervous system function, and supporting healthy nerve cells. They also promote the conversion of carbohydrates into energy and the metabolism of fats and proteins. B vitamins help you lose weight by preventing carbohydrates from being stored as fat and helping the body burn fat to use for energy. These supplements make for a great combination to restore your energy levels and help your cells to produce more energy with less work.
At Healing Hands of Manahawkin, we provide a free supplement survey and analysis for our patients, so you know what supplements are right for you. This analysis has over 200 questions about your health to help the doctors hone in on what your body is deficient in and where it needs support. Just because supplements are more natural than pharmaceuticals doesn’t mean we can take them without risk. Supplements can be potent. You should always seek the advice of a chiropractor or integrative doctor about which supplements would work best for you, depending on your condition, current medication regimen, and any allergies or sensitivities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my fatigue be a sign or symptom of something more serious?
Yes, and you should always consult a primary health care practitioner like a chiropractor to find out the cause of your fatigue.
Can chiropractic alone boost my energy?
Yes, always! Because chiropractic can remove interference to the nervous system, the body will always perform better when a person is under regular chiropractic care.
Does a chiropractic visit take long?
Generally no. The first few visits will take about an hour. This is so the doctor can do a thorough evaluation with you and explain your condition, so you understand what’s causing your health concerns and how we’re going to fix it. After that, regular visits take about 20 to 30 minutes.
Can I have my children under chiropractic care?
Absolutely, yes! Chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. It is a way to keep your nervous system, therefore your entire body, fit and healthy. Kids have nervous systems too. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association recommends that people be checked starting at birth and continuing through their life until death. Just like you would see a dentist when those first teeth come in, you should see a chiropractor as soon as the spine develops, which is in the womb.