The holidays are a time of joy, family, and fun. Of course, not every holiday experience is carefree and relaxing. In fact, the holidays, while fun, can also be extremely stressful and anxiety-causing. You may think that there is nothing you can do about your holiday-induced stress other than suffer through it with a smile plastered on your face.
However, there are several alternative medicine remedies to help you deal with your holiday-induced stress so that you can get through the holidays unscathed and with less stress. So, if you want to truly enjoy the holiday season, give these alternative medicine options a try.
Going to the chiropractor may not be what you first imagine as your stress-relief solution this holiday season. However, chiropractic care can help you a great deal with any number of ailments and troubles.
Chiropractic care is based on the treatment of spinal misalignment to treat any manner of health problems and ailments. When the spine is out of alignment, your nervous system is compromised. The nerves that run along the spine, get pinched, blocked or otherwise obstructed by a misaligned spine and cannot carry communications between the brain and the rest of the body.
Chiropractic spinal adjustments help to get your spinal column back in place and free up your nervous system to operate properly. You will feel stress-relief as the chiropractor adjusts your spine and as an after-effect. When your nervous system is functioning properly, your body knows when to release endorphins to help boost your mood and relieve your stress.
If you don't feel you have the time for regular appointments with a chiropractor, you may wish to consider aromatherapy as a holiday stress relief option. Aromatherapy works by using essential oils either diffused in the air or applied directly onto the skin.
These aromatic oils are used to induce calm and relaxation. Lavender oil is one of the most popular options for stress relief in aromatherapy. This particular oil has a healing and relaxing effect upon both your physical body and your emotional self.
Other essential oils that are useful for stress relief include frankincense, chamomile, vanilla, and orange. So, just purchase your essential oils and if you would like, a diffuser as well. You will feel more relaxed and calm before you know it.
While the holiday season can be extremely stressful, there are ways to handle and relieve that stress. Through the assistance of alternative medicine, you can make it through this holiday season happy and stress-free. To learn more, contact a company like Advantage Chiropractic with any questions you have.