Stress <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it manifest in our body? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we relieve it? </l...
Types of stress in our lives <ul><li>Physical (bad posture, injuries) </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional (financial hardships, so...
What is the biggest stressor in our lives? <ul><li>According to the American Institute of Stress: </li></ul><ul><li>Occupa...
What are the effects of job pressures? <ul><li>30% of workers suffering from back pain </li></ul><ul><li>28% complaining o...
Most common stress results <ul><li>Decreased Job performance </li></ul><ul><li>Health diminishment (get sick more often) <...
How many people do you know that have these symptoms? <ul><li>Chronic stress leads to: </li></ul><ul><li>low back/neck pai...
2000 Integra Survey <ul><li>Employees reported the following:  </li></ul><ul><li>62% had neck pain at the end of the day, ...
How have our new stressful lifestyles affected us over the years? <ul><li>Old treatments are no longer working </li></ul><...
Lets look at how our health concerns have changed over the years! <ul><li>Leading Cause Of Death In 1800’s:   </li></ul><u...
What is stress anyway? <ul><li>It is a psychological and physiological response to an event  </li></ul><ul><li>that our mi...
Effects of stress <ul><li>Sickness and disease start to “pop up”.  These are our physical reactions to stress.  </li></ul>...
When does “fight or flight” come in handy? <ul><li>When our mind believes we are in danger.  If we are attacked or robbed,...
Now when do we use “fight or flight?” <ul><li>Now our stress response is activated by different factors: </li></ul><ul><li...
Can high levels of stress be serious? <ul><li>Yes! Research has shown that stress can lead to:   </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiov...
Sympathetic overriding our Parasympathetic <ul><li>When stressed our Sympathetic Nervous System (“fight or flight”) kicks ...
Symptoms are seen as “normal” <ul><li>People have begun to think pain and discomfort is normal.  I often hear “well, I jus...
What are some anti-stress techniques? <ul><li>1. Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>2. Yoga/Pilates </li></ul><ul><li>3. Exercis...
Meditation benefits <ul><li>Proven to Reduce Blood Pressure   </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilizes Heart Rate   </li></ul><ul><li>...
Exercise <ul><li>Reduces Risk Of Stroke   </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilizes Hormones   </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Metabolism   ...
Yoga and Pilates <ul><li>Great Combination Of Exercise & Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance and Cardiovascular! </li>...
Pampering & Rewards <ul><li>Take “alone time” when needed and relax </li></ul><ul><li>Do Any Activity Thats Makes You Feel...
Physical Affection <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>You Live Longer   </li></ul><ul><li>Life enthusiasm   </li></ul><...
Get some sleep? <ul><li>Recommended: An average of 8 Hours of Undisturbed Sleep Nightly  </li></ul><ul><li>There is no suc...
So what can chiropractic do? <ul><li>It directly addresses the  musculoskeletal, nervous system and immune system. We unwi...
We Find The CAUSE!  We have a 98% Success Rate With The Following:  <ul><li>Chronic Pain (Neck/Low Back/arms/legs) </li></...
Come by and say hello! <ul><li>I will be here to do complimentary health and stress assessments on anyone who has a physic...
References <ul><li>1.  www.thenewwellness.com/?p=33 </li></ul><ul><li>2.  http://www.stress.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>3.  htt...
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San Carlos California Chiropractor Amie Gregory of Precise Moves Chiropractic presents "Stresss". Learn about how stress effects your body and how chiropractic care can help. Visit http://precisemoves.com for more information.

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  • Physical: Most people can relate to this type of stress. Bad body positions while sitting, sleeping, standing. Working long hours with no stretch breaks in between. Recognizing what our physical limitations are to prevent injuries. We can&apos;t keep working out like we did when we were in our 20s and not stretch properly or drink enough water. Emotional: Stress between family members and loved ones. Demands on the job or at home Chemical: Pesticides in our food. We used to go to the local market and pick up local fresh produce and meat but now it is normally shipped from somewhere else and are sprayed with chemicals. Hydrogenated foods lead to high levels of transfat in our diets and put us at risk for heart disease and cancer. Pollution has risen which has effected our lungs and increased the rate of asthma.
  • Taking work home with you is very common. Longer hours with less pay ia not rare these days and in this economy people are worried to be let go of their job. This is even more added stress in our lives.
  • When under stress, do you notice that you get sick easier and more often? When stressed do you feel as though you are enjoying life the way you do when you are not stressed? Just think about how you feel when you go on vacation or spend quality time with loved ones.
  • As you can see, stress effects our tissues, organs, nervous system and immune system. I know a lot of you must know someone who has carpal tunnel, headaches or low back/neck pain.
  • When people develop health issues associated with pain, surgery and drugs rarely solve the problem. It can be a easy as changing sleeping, sitting and posture.
  • Medicine has wonderful uses for trauma and dealjng with infectious diseases. But It has become common for people to live unhealthy lives and then want to get patched up by their physician. Drugs cover up the cause of the symptom by numbing your body and have side effects that often lead to more serious issues.
  • We All Know What This Feels Like: Heart pounds, muscles tense, breathing becomes faster, every sense on high alert. Our body is innately trying to protect ourselves against threats of life. After the threat is gone, our body should relax.
  • Have you noticed that chronic conditions asthma, diabetes, digestive problems, pain, dizziness are problematic and exacerbated during times of stress?
  • Our stress response is constantly firing with no relaxation to reset our biological chemistry
  • There are 2 nervous systems in our body that kick in after leaving the brain and spinal cord. One is used in times of stress (sympathetic) and the other(parasympathetic) kicks in to relax our body and keep our normal beats of our heart and breathing.
  • You be the one to decide which works for you. You know your body better than anyone!
  • Exercise is great for us but a lot of us don&apos;t do it right or don&apos;t know our limits and it does put stress on our body. Working out, though it helps relieve most of our stress does create stress as well. It is essential to have therapeutic body work in correlation with exercise to make sure the physical stress is managed.
  • Notice how you feel after someone you really care about hugs, laughs with you. It is hard to be anxious upset during these times.
  • 90% Of All Healing Occurs While Sleeping. This is when our body is really relaxing!
  • As you can see the nervous system controls everything in our body. Making sure there is no interference permits your body to remain as healthy as it can be.
  • Stress :: San Carlos Chiropractor

    1. 1. Stress <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it manifest in our body? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we relieve it? </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by: Dr. Amie B. Gregory, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Precise Moves Chiropractic </li></ul><ul><li>San Carlos, CA 94070 </li></ul><ul><li>(650) 353-1133 </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    2. 2. Types of stress in our lives <ul><li>Physical (bad posture, injuries) </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional (financial hardships, social problems) </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical (fast foods, processed foods, pollution) </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    3. 3. What is the biggest stressor in our lives? <ul><li>According to the American Institute of Stress: </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational pressures & fears are the leading source of stress for American adults. Job stress has shown an increase over the past few decades. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    4. 4. What are the effects of job pressures? <ul><li>30% of workers suffering from back pain </li></ul><ul><li>28% complaining of &quot;stress&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>20% feeling fatigued </li></ul><ul><li>13% with headaches. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    5. 5. Most common stress results <ul><li>Decreased Job performance </li></ul><ul><li>Health diminishment (get sick more often) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of life decreases (can't do the same things you used to do) </li></ul><ul><li>Not as happy as you used to be </li></ul><ul><li>Easily irritated </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    6. 6. How many people do you know that have these symptoms? <ul><li>Chronic stress leads to: </li></ul><ul><li>low back/neck pain, </li></ul><ul><li>carpal tunnel, </li></ul><ul><li>sciatica, </li></ul><ul><li>headaches, </li></ul><ul><li>high blood pressure, </li></ul><ul><li>diabetes. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    7. 7. 2000 Integra Survey <ul><li>Employees reported the following: </li></ul><ul><li>62% had neck pain at the end of the day, </li></ul><ul><li>44% reported “stressed-out” eyes, </li></ul><ul><li>38% complained of hand pain, </li></ul><ul><li>34% lost sleep because of being “stressed-out”, and </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50% worked 12 hour work days and frequently skipped lunch because of job demands. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    8. 8. How have our new stressful lifestyles affected us over the years? <ul><li>Old treatments are no longer working </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer and heart dz incidents are increasing </li></ul><ul><li>New diseases are being discovered often </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased immune systems </li></ul><ul><li>Over 90% incidence of spinal pain or related issues </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    9. 9. Lets look at how our health concerns have changed over the years! <ul><li>Leading Cause Of Death In 1800’s: </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma and Injury </li></ul><ul><li>Infectious Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Leading Cause Of Death now: </li></ul><ul><li>Heart Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic Infections </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>(all of these have been proven to be stress related) </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    10. 10. What is stress anyway? <ul><li>It is a psychological and physiological response to an event </li></ul><ul><li>that our mind considers a threat. Our body has automatic defenses that kick in called “fight or flight”. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    11. 11. Effects of stress <ul><li>Sickness and disease start to “pop up”. These are our physical reactions to stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, digestive problems, pain, dizziness become more problematic and exacerbated during times of stress. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    12. 12. When does “fight or flight” come in handy? <ul><li>When our mind believes we are in danger. If we are attacked or robbed, we fight or flee to save ourselves. After escaping the danger, we should then relax and let our body release the anxiety that has occurred. </li></ul><ul><li>This was a primitive response when we had to flee predators like lions but we use it now in times of danger and in other stressful situations. </li></ul><ul><li>We all know what this feels like right? Rapid heart beat, fast breathing, senses on high alert! </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    13. 13. Now when do we use “fight or flight?” <ul><li>Now our stress response is activated by different factors: </li></ul><ul><li>Dangerous situations </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of failure, rejection, worrying about what people think. </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic issues, long lines, the children make too much noise. </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse is too critical, boss is too demanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial difficulties. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    14. 14. Can high levels of stress be serious? <ul><li>Yes! Research has shown that stress can lead to: </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular Dysfunction (murmurs, valve problems) </li></ul><ul><li>Digestive Problems (Irritable bowel) </li></ul><ul><li>Immune Compromise (asthma) </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic Infections </li></ul><ul><li>Hormone Imbalance (Thyroid) </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Premature Aging </li></ul><ul><li>Memory and Performance Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Unexplained weight gain or loss </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    15. 15. Sympathetic overriding our Parasympathetic <ul><li>When stressed our Sympathetic Nervous System (“fight or flight”) kicks in and over-rides the Parasympathetic Nervous System. </li></ul><ul><li>Parasympathetic is our “rest and digest” system. Since we are in a sympathetic state most of the time, our body doesn't relax the way it should. This makes is difficult for us to get rid of the stored stress in our system. </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular, muscular and respiratory system </li></ul><ul><li>all remain on over-drive leading to continued stress on the body. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    16. 16. Symptoms are seen as “normal” <ul><li>People have begun to think pain and discomfort is normal. I often hear “well, I just deal or work through the pain”. Our body is telling us that something is wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>Pain or discomfort is not normal and we don't have to live with it. There are ways to alleviate our symptoms in most instances! </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    17. 17. What are some anti-stress techniques? <ul><li>1. Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>2. Yoga/Pilates </li></ul><ul><li>3. Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>4. Pamper and reward yourself </li></ul><ul><li>5. Physical Affection and Fun </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    18. 18. Meditation benefits <ul><li>Proven to Reduce Blood Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilizes Heart Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxes muscles and tissues </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended: </li></ul><ul><li>10-15 Minutes Twice Daily </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    19. 19. Exercise <ul><li>Reduces Risk Of Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilizes Hormones </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Metabolism </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation: </li></ul><ul><li>- 45 Minutes Cardiovascular workouts 3x Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>- Weight Bearing Activity 2x Week </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    20. 20. Yoga and Pilates <ul><li>Great Combination Of Exercise & Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance and Cardiovascular! </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation: </li></ul><ul><li>3x Weekly </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    21. 21. Pampering & Rewards <ul><li>Take “alone time” when needed and relax </li></ul><ul><li>Do Any Activity Thats Makes You Feel Good </li></ul><ul><li>Body work </li></ul><ul><li>Hot baths </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    22. 22. Physical Affection <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>You Live Longer </li></ul><ul><li>Life enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases Blood Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Hormone Balance </li></ul><ul><li>We should have physical affection at least once a day! Hugs and smiles make a world of difference in our lives. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    23. 23. Get some sleep? <ul><li>Recommended: An average of 8 Hours of Undisturbed Sleep Nightly </li></ul><ul><li>There is no such thing as “Catching Up”. You Need Proper Doses Of Sleep Each Night. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    24. 24. So what can chiropractic do? <ul><li>It directly addresses the musculoskeletal, nervous system and immune system. We unwind any accumulated stress in your body and relieve it. This helps your body function at its highest capacity. </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    25. 25. We Find The CAUSE! We have a 98% Success Rate With The Following: <ul><li>Chronic Pain (Neck/Low Back/arms/legs) </li></ul><ul><li>Headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Sports injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Disc Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia/Sleep Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Digestive Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Stress/Anxiety /depression </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Life Quality, enjoyment and optimal body functionality, and a whole lot more! </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    26. 26. Come by and say hello! <ul><li>I will be here to do complimentary health and stress assessments on anyone who has a physical problem. </li></ul><ul><li>I will discuss my findings with you and you can ask any questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: It feels like a massage and you will love it before or after a workout! </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com
    27. 27. References <ul><li>1. www.thenewwellness.com/?p=33 </li></ul><ul><li>2. http://www.stress.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>3. http://www.stress.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>4. http://www.stress.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>5. mentalhealthamerica.net </li></ul><ul><li>6. http://www.stress.org / </li></ul><ul><li>7 . Chiropractor San Carlos </li></ul>http://www.precisemoves.com

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