Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the fourth main cause of disability worldwide.
The autonomic nervous system has two parts: sympathetic and parasympathetic, which must always remain in balance. If they do not, health problems can ensue.
Most depressive symptoms such as high cortisol (stress hormone) levels, anxiety, insomnia, high adrenalin and agitation are caused by the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system.
This study *** demonstrates evidence that MDD may be a sign of autonomic nervous system imbalance AND that chiropractic treatment may help to address that imbalance along with the symptoms of depression.
Chiropractic treatment is drug-free and therefore has no side-effects. It is worth trying if you suffer from depression.
*** Based on: Acta Biomed 2020; Vol 91, Supplement 13e2020006
Chiropractic and Sport
Chiropractic addresses biomechanical imbalances and optimizes neuromuscular function.
This leads to potential boosting of athletic performance and increased competitiveness at all levels.
Chiropractic's preventive and rehabilitative capabilities can contribute to a reduction in injury rates, improved long term health and career longevity for athletes.
No matter what your skill level is, your sporting experience will be enhanced by regular chiropractic check ups and injury management.
Based on: Unlocking Athletic Potential: The Integration of Chiropractic Care into the Sports Industry and Its Impact on the Performance and Health of Athletes and Economic Growth in China and Hong Kong