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Stress May Cause Disease for Kanata Residents

“Noradrenaline is the principle signalling molecule used at the output of the sympathetic nervous system, and thereby plays a critical role in the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response to environmental stressors…  Psychological stress is associated with increased release of noradrenaline (norepinephrine) which may cause or exacerbate diseases.”  (Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology, October 2009, Vol. 29, No 4.; pp. 143-156.

This study does not surprise me at all.  In his book, “The Innate State of Mind & Emotional Hygiene”, Dr. James Chestnut explains “The Physiology of the Stress Response”.   If you are able to get your hands on a copy, I would highly recommend it.  Once you read how stress/emotions affect the body, it will give you a whole new perspective when it comes to health care and wellness.

I believe that emotional/mental stress does not receive the attention it deserves in regards to how it impacts the body.  Over the years, our health care system has taught us that we are mechanical beings, looking at each body part individually, and treating the symptom.  But the reality is that we have to approach the individual as a whole.  Yes, someone might have glaucoma, asthma, or diabetes, but the cause might not be in the eyes, airway, or pancreas; it might be emotional/mental stress (as per the study stated above).

Chiropractors have been stating for many years now that if a person has emotional/mental stress, that it could result in subluxations (misalignments in their spine), due to the brain-body connection.  Therefore, at our , we work with our patients to remove the subluxations that were caused by the emotional/mental stress, but we also work with our patients in order to try to remove or minimize the stressor itself.