Stress Reduction

Stress is a part of our every day lives.

Bills.

Jobs.

Politics.

The economy.

Drama with family and friends.

Each aspect of our lives brings unique stressors.

Unless we take steps to manage stress, it can take a very heavy toll on our physical, mental and emotional health.  Stress can affect our work performance, our family life, and our overall well being.

In fact, many studies indicate that stress is a factor in the development of many chronic and degenerative conditions, such as chronic pain, heart disease and diabetes. 

Stress does not have to wreak havoc on your life.  There are many things you can do to reduce the impact of stress, and Matzner Clinic can help!  From coaching you on effective stress reduction techniques that you can use whenever stress hits, to highly effective treatments that help mitigate the physical effects of stress, Matzner Clinic is your stress reduction resource.

Since each of us is different, not every stress reduction technique will work for everyone.  The best way to find the most effective techniques for you is to try several different strategies, and then stick with what works.  Matzner Clinic can help guide you in choosing the most effective strategies for your lifestyle and your unique stressors.

So here are Matzner Clinic’s top stress reduction strategies:

 

Chiropractic Care

Addressing your body’s physical needs is an important part of stress reduction.  Many people who are stressed report physical symptoms as well, such as headaches, backaches, and fatigue.  When you are in pain, it adds an element of stress in your life that compounds other stressors.

Many times, these pains can be caused or exacerbated by subluxations or misalignments in your spine.  Your entire body is regulated by and relies upon proper functioning of your nervous system for good health.  Chiropractic care corrects subluxations, thus allowing your nervous system to function more properly, reducing pain and encouraging your body to heal itself. 

We also tend to hold stress in our muscles and joints, which can cause pain or trigger points.  Chiropractic care can help identify the ways we hold stress in our bodies, and can help us release it, as well as helping us to retrain ourselves not to hold that stress and to let go more naturally. 

Not only that, but only 10% of the nerves in our system are responsible for transmitting pain signals.  The other 90% take care of every other essential function in your body.  You may have subluxations affecting your health that are not manifesting as pain, but may be affecting other essential functions.  Matzner Clinic has almost 30 years of expertise in utilizing chiropractic treatments to help patients alleviate their stress and achieve better health.   Learn more about chiropractic care...

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has long been recognized for it’s beneficial effects on relieving stress.  It has been shown to produce a relaxation response that can reduce heart rate, increase energy and speed healing.  Many also report that acupuncture has an extremely calming effect, which is of great interest to those suffering with stress.

Acupuncture is used to balance your life force energy, also known as Chi or Qi, and has been used for centuries safely and effectively to improve health and treat many conditions.  It is known to produce feelings of well-being and to help alleviate many of the symptoms of stress such as depression, anxiety or insomnia.  In fact, acupuncture can relieve the heavy feelings of stress and help you feel more able to cope with life’s unexpected stressors.

Dr. Matzner was one of the first properly trained physicians to practice acupuncture in Champaign Urbana and has been treating patients since 1982.  Matzner Clinic provides acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment of many ailments including stress.   Learn more about Acupuncture ...

 

Bodywork Therapy / Massage

Massage therapy has long been recognized as an effective stress buster.  Even the untrained touch of a loved one is effective at helping to relieve pain and reduce anxiety.  A professional massage can ferret out those sore spots and most people can feel the stress leaving their bodies during their session.

Massage helps reduce muscle tension which is extremely common among those with chronic stress, and can impair movement, reduce your body’s ability to eliminate toxins, and decreases circulation and nutrient delivery to tissues.  Massage can also help improve your immunity, which can become impaired as a result of stress.  Most people find massage to be a welcome break and an enormous relief in their stress filled lives.

Matzner Clinic provides a relaxing atmosphere and a highly therapeutic massage experience, that many clients choose to make a regular part of their stress relieving routine. Learn more about bodywork therapy ...

 

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Stress is an emotional response that can have unhealthy physical consequences.  EFT can be an effective tool to help instantly reduce stress when it begins to occur.  Based on acupuncture techniques and utilizing tapping rather than needles, you learn how to short circuit overwhelming emotions.  The result is you are able to release emotions that make us feel stressed or stuck, and enabling us to live happier lives.

By focusing on the issue that is causing the stress, and tapping on specific acupuncture points, many people report relief of the stress.  Many times, people also experience relief of pain, release of negative emotions and greater peace of mind.  EFT can be used any time, any where to address stressful situations, and is easy to learn.  Matzner Clinic can help you learn how to incorporate EFT into your stress relief plan.  Learn more about EFT... 

 

Nutritional Support

Nutritional support is an essential part of managing stress.  Diets excessively high in processed foods are common and are also nutritionally deficient.  Nutritional deficiencies are a driving force behind disease, and when we are not well, it adds a lot of stress to our lives.  Stress can reduce important nutrients in your body so it is important to eat the proper foods and supplement with high quality nutrients.  Nutrition can help you enhance your resilience to stress.

Because there is so much misinformation about nutrition out there, Matzner Clinic is committed to helping you learn the healthiest choices to make.  At Matzner Clinic, we only make available supplements that are clinically proven to enhance your health, and when you are healthy, your body is much better equipped to deal with stress.  Learn more about nutritional support...

 

Exercise

Exercise is well known as a stress buster due to the release of endorphins, your body’s natural feel good hormones.  It also gives you an outlet for your tense energy, resulting in elevated moods and reduced anxieties.  It improves your physical fitness, which improves in turn your immunity, your ability to perform in stressful situations, and your self esteem.  Exercise can also help you decrease your pain, sleep better and concentrate compared to those who are sedentary.

So with all the benefits to your health, it simply makes sense to start exercising.  It also doesn’t matter if you’ve never worked out in your life, you can utilize exercise to enhance your well being.  Matzner Clinic will work with you to create an exercise plan that will start where you are and get you where you want to be.  Learn more about exercise ...

 

And More…

Matzner Clinic can also help you learn many effective stress reducing techniques that you can use at home or work, whenever stress hits.  Some of these techniques include:

-Progressive relaxation and deep breathing exercises

-Meditation and Prayer

-Aromatherapy

-Water therapy

-Talk therapy

-and more…

No single stress busting technique will work for everyone, however, with some expert guidance from Matzner Clinic, you will identify the best ways to help eliminate stress from your life.

Call Matzner Clinic today to schedule your appointment, and stop letting stress trouble your life.