Dr. Mike Hurley
Let's Talk About Fight or Flight - Thoughts, Traumas, and Toxins
Updated: Apr 26, 2022
So what can throw your body into a fight-or-flight (sympathetic) state?
Thoughts, Traumas, and Toxins
What does this mean?
Everyday stressors (physical, mental, and chemical) can lead the body to be in a sympathetic (fight-or-flight) dominant state. Here are some examples of each:
•Thoughts: Negative self-talk, emotional trauma, anxiety from a stressful job/relationship, a 2-year long pandemic for example
•Traumas: Birth trauma, a slip and fall, physical changes that occur during pregnancy
•Toxins: Moving into a home with mold, cleaning with toxic chemicals, consuming foods high in pesticides
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩-𝙤𝙧-𝙛𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚? This high-stress state can lead to so many negative health effects:
A decreased mental state. In order to have proper responses like restorative sleep, optimal digestion, and increased immune system function, the body has to be in a parasympathetic (rest and digest) dominant state.
Chiropractic care works directly with the nervous system. It assists the body in moving from a sympathetic (fight-or-flight) state to a parasympathetic state (rest and digest).
At Pine Coast, we focus our care around the nervous system in a safe and effective way. We’re here to help!