Chiropractic & Stress

Once upon a time, a T-Rex might’ve wanted to have you for lunch. 

Us humans have come a long way since times of such dangers, and we’ve evolved to deal with such dangers, so much so that something as insignificant as someone jumping in line at the supermarket or cutting you off in traffic can quickly put you into fight-or-flight mode, in other words, a stress response.


When you’re stressed, your brain tells your adrenal glands to release hormones like cortisol to help you deal with stressful situations. While stress can come be physical, emotional or chemical, your adrenal glands will always respond the same way. It sort of has this one-size-fits-all approach which oftentimes gets in the way of your wellbeing. Why? Because it causes your body to divert energy from daily maintenance and use everything to get you the job done. A fight-or-flight response can help you, even save your life, but it also makes other systems of your body — like digestion — take a backseat.

Sometimes, something goes wrong and your body doesn’t know when to stop releasing stress hormones. This is chronic stress, and chiropractic care can help.

Why Chiropractic?

Regular chiropractic adjustments realign the spine, allowing nerves to flow smoothly throughout your body. This calms the nervous system and reduces tension, which are major steps to overcoming chronic stress.

Reducing Muscle Tension

Your muscles tense up and contract when you’re feeling stressed. This gets in the way of most activities in your day, like walking and sitting. This chips away at your overall health, and makes you more susceptible to poor sleep and poor focus. But with the appropriate chiropractic care, tension can be relieved and regular adjustments to the spine can significantly restore your body’s natural balance and functionality.

Restore Functions of the Body

Since the spine is what protects our nervous system, which regulates fundamental functions like breathing and swallowing. When you are stressed and tense, your spine moves and becomes misaligned. As a result, your body doesn’t function as well and as efficiently as it can, causing physical stress. But overtime, a chiropractor can help realign your spine so that your central nervous system operates at its best.

Book An Appointment

Begin your journey of optimal physical and mental wellness with ATLAS today. If you are ready to book your session with us, call +852 2110 3901 to get your health back on track!

ATLAS Chiropractic
8/F, 10 Pottinger St, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2110 3901

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