Patients often want to know about what they can do when the leave the chiropractic clinic to continue healing their musculoskeletal system. They know that their chiropractic treatments assist in eliminating nerve interference, but what causes the interference in the first place?
There are three types of stressors that can put a strain on your nervous system. Those are chemical stress (the foods we eat, products we use), mechanical stress (injuries, posture, etc.) and emotional stress. One way to combat emotional stress is meditation.
I am not an expert on meditation, but I have found benefit from using it to manage stress. The goal of meditation is to be fully present and focus on your breathing. In, out. In, out. In, out. Thoughts will inevitably enter your mind, that is fine. The goal of meditation is not to have no thoughts. The goal is to detach from your thoughts somewhat. To know that a thought does not define you.
Since we always have our phones on us, one simple way to have easy access to guided meditation is to download an app. I use the Calm App. There are several others out there that have their own benefits.
The thought of trying to cram one more thing into your morning routine may sound counterproductive but taking an extra 10 minutes in the morning to mediate can make the rest of the day more efficient. By clearing some of the static of our negative thoughts we find more space to do the things we have to do and want to do throughout the day.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. As always, you can schedule your next chiropractic treatment by calling 612-562-6694.