Our blood chemistry changes for the better when we take the time and effort to perform these rituals. Therapeutic massage is not an extravagant expense of time and money, it increases blood circulation to tight knotted muscles and relaxes them as does mechanical instrument adjusting to the muscles attaching to joints. Spinal manipulation can stop the nerve signals which instruct the muscles to tighten or remain tense. Endorphins are released and cortisol levels decrease from both manipulation and from massage. The endorphins give us a sense of well being and negate pain signals, cortisol increases blood pressure and causes us to store more fat. Having a sex hormone out of balance can also cause blood pressure elevation, increased stress, increased body fat storage, blood sugar elevation, weakness or fatigue, depression or irritability and insomnia.
Help with all of these health facets may be found within the chiropractic profession. Chiropractors have been using herbs to help with blood sugar, hormone balancing and inflammation & pain relief. We offer salivary hormone testing which is superior to blood tests for these levels. Read the book “Slim, Sane and Sexy” by