Emotions and Chiropractic Care!

My 2 year old granddaughter fell during the night when she got out of bed and tripped over her dad’s slippers in the dark.  When she fell, she hit her chin, which, of course, jarred her head and neck.  All morning she was not herself emotionally.  She wasn’t happy, she would throw tantrums, she was also very contrary.  Her mother was at the end of her rope, because there just didn’t seem to be anything she could do to make her daughter happy again.  So I went over to check her out.

Her neck was fairly locked up.  I also found she was quite locked in her lower spine.  I gave her a nice little adjustment there and her neck completely relaxed. Not only that, but she immediately turned into an angel again.  This is not the first time this has happened, since we’ve seen her moods change after other falls and getting adjusted.
This all goes to show that so much of our emotional expressions can be a product of the tone, tension, and position of the spinal cord within the spine. Try this little demonstration yourself:  Sit nice and relaxed and then slouch.  Drop your shoulders, hunch forward, and droop your head.  Now, think about something that is sad.  Then, think of something that is happy.  Which had more of an impact? If you are like most people, it was very easy to feel sad in this position.  Now, sit up nice and tall.  Throw your shoulders back, stick out your chest, and hold your head up high.  Think of something sad, then think of something happy.  What did you notice?  It was easier to feel happy in this position, wasn’t it!  So what changed?

The only thing that was different was the position of your spinal cord.  This means that when our spinal cords move into different positions within the spine due to stress, these positions can evoke different emotions.  And when we get stuck in a position, we can get stuck in an emotion that doesn’t serve us, or the people around us very well.

This is another reason why regular chiropractic care is so important, because not only does the tone, tension, and position of the spinal cord affect our physiology, but also our moods.  To experience good health and well-being, we have to keep as “tuned” as possible all the time.

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