How to Minimize the Effect of (Christmas) Stress on Your Body (Part 1)

Most of know what stress is and we all know how it feels when we have too much to cope with. Whether it’s the general stresses of work and family life, or bigger events such as Christmas, changing jobs, moving house or loss of loved ones, stress adds up. Science has shown over and over that stress is bad for our health and most people would do a lot better without it.

But stress is here to stay. So what can we do to minimize the impact.

Know how Stress Affects You

We live in a technological age, with new advances happening at an increasingly fast pace. NASA (the space agency) have done some fantastic work in evaluating stress in the human body and now it is available for everyone to use.

Introducing the Core Score

Why is a COREscore important to your health? We live our entire lives through our nervous system. Every movement, sensation, emotion and organ function is under the guidance of the nerves. With COREscore, we can now accurately report on the efficiency of your central nervous system. Ignoring the warning signs of chronic tension can put your health at risk.

The COREscore is made up of three most important spinal-neural tests: Pulse Wave Profiler, Surface EMG and Thermal Scan, which tells us how stress is impacting your overall wellbeing. It precisely detects where and how deeply the problem is changing your spine and your health.

Chronic Stress and body tension damages everyone’s health. Based on your individual COREscore, your chiropractor will help develop a highly personalized care plan with a goal of moving towards a score of 100 – near perfect spinal nerve function. 

Here’s What Your COREscore Tell Us

Heart Rate Variability: The Pulse Wave Profiler helps your chiropractor determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tension within your nervous system. The exam is known as Heart Rate Variability. Stressful lifestyle habits including poor dietary choices, limited exercise and constant emotional aggravation can cause the body to be caught in the “fight-flight” response. This can lead to exhaustion and a draining of a person’s reserves. A score within the green box on the graph is associated with better adaptability and relates to a healthy lifestyle. Low Heart Rate Variability is associated with accelerated aging and poor heart health.

Muscle Tone and Balance: The Surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support and move your spine. These muscles are controlled by the nerves running within it. The test measures how much energy is needed to maintain your posture and how it is distributed throughout the muscles. If too much energy is used when a spine is out of balance this will cause the score to be lower than normal. Over time, daily stresses can continue to overwork these muscles, causing them to lose their support and mobility. This will also lower the score. Muscle fatigue and poor energy distribution are signs of a person’s entire health being under stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your spine releases tensions and you regain more control.

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Organ and Gland Control: The Thermal Scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps control your organs, glands and blood vessels. The automatic nervous system works alongside the spinal nerves to regulate your immunity while managing your internal organ functions. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Temperature is an accurate indicator as to where stress is building up and how deeply it affects bodily functions. Each organ system relies on clear and balanced nerve signals to work efficiently. Nerve interference that is detected by this sensor is valuable in understanding and planning health and wellness strategies. 

Now I know my COREscore, what next? 

How do we Use this Technology?

Using a combination of chiropractic (NSA), somatic awareness exercises and lifestyle advice, we use this technology to tailor our care plan to meet your individual health and well-being goals. The scans give us fascinating insights into how your body is functioning and what needs to change so that you can live the life you want to live. 

So many people don't understand why their body keeps letting them down. This technology bridges a gap and helps people to regain their power and move forwards. 

Call now to schedule an in-depth consultation and Insight scans.