I want you to be well (emotional)

There are safe, natural, drug free ways to improve and optimize your health Want more energy? Want to be healthier? Want to live longer? Improve the quality of your life? Want to encourage your immunity? Want to be pain free? By incorporating regular chiropractic treatment with the following simple lifestyle practices you will be setting the stage for a proactive, healthier you over the long haul.

Cycles and Rhythms. The pulse of life is one of cycles and rhythms. There is a rhythm to the seasons, to the oceans tides, to our respiration, to our heart beat, to cell division, to our emotional contraction and expansion. There is a cycle to the growth of plants, to day and night, to birth, youth, maturity. Universal Intelligence is the wisdom that organizes the universe into all its cycles and rhythms. These cycles and rhythms are adapting all the time. Innate Intelligence is that part of Universal Intelligence within the body. The conduit through which Innate Intelligence operates is the brain and nervous system. Interference to these cycles and rhythms within the body is subluxation.

Four, Seven, Eight Breathing. Sit in a chair with your back straight, your hands resting gently on your knees, palms up. Your feet flat on the floor, your eyes closed. Throughout the exercise keep the tip of your tongue gently in contact with the back of your upper teeth. Try to focus internally on your breathing. All inhalations are done through your nose and all exhalations are done through your mouth. Begin by breathing in through your nose gently, smoothly, deeply for a mental count of 4, filling your lower lungs first, by pushing your belly out, then your middle lungs, then your upper lungs. Hold your breath for a mental count of 7. Gently, smoothly deeply exhale for a mental count of 8. As you exhale try to let go of all your anxiety, tension and stress. That’s 1 repetition. Pause for a few seconds. Work up to 10 repetitions 3 times per day or as relaxation is needed throughout the day.

Gratitude Journal. Keep a journal at your bedside, to write your thoughts so you don’t ruminate about them when you close your eyes. Every night write three things that you were grateful for that day. Initially it may seem trivial, but as you become more confident your journaling will become more profound.

Join. Join a group; a hobby club, political group, a religious group. It will enhance your brain’s expressive and communicative skills and it will keep you focused.

Library, Museum. Go to the library or to a museum. Engage in mentally stimulating activities.

Remain positive. Make time for yourself. Spend time with positive uplifting people. Fill your life with positive affirmations and thoughts. “I reclaim my wellness.” “I embrace every aspect of my being.” “It is OK to let go.” “I am grateful.” “As I give so shall I receive.”

Restful sleep. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends. Drink something warm, it can be a cup of warm milk with nutmeg or chamomile tea. Avoid nighttime snacks, nicotine, caffeine. Just before bed take a hot bath into which you place a few drops of calming oil such as lavender, sandalwood or vanilla. Keep your bedroom quiet dark and cool (temperature 68 degrees or less). Once in bed lie on your back with a pillow under your knees, one pillow under your head. Should you choose to sleep on your side place a pillow between your knees, one pillow under your head. Do not sleep on your stomach. Do not watch TV from bed. Place the scent of lavender on your pillowcase. you may listen to relaxing music, the sounds of nature or ocean sounds are quite nice. Wear cotton socks to bed.

Spiritual matters matter. Emotional healing occurs in the spiritual plane. Try your best to practice forgiveness, show gratitude and express love. Hug someone, anyone. It encourages trust in others, openness, communication and much more. Connect with your higher power through prayer, meditation, worship.

Technology. Sixty minutes before bed be sure to turn off all technology (smart devices, laptops, computers).

Visualize. Create a mental image that ties things together. Visualize your day every day at the same time and place. Be as detailed as possible. Make it meaningful and make it memorable.