Stress is a normal reaction to unexpected or demanding situations. However, with the demands of daily life, you may always feel stressed. Chronic stress negatively affects your physical and emotional well-being. Adam Massoud, DC, at Greenwich Wellness in Greenwich, Connecticut, takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. Dr, Massoud understands how stress affects your life and provides stress relief treatments to restore physical and emotional balance. Call the office or schedule your stress relief consultation online today.
Stress is an emotional or physical response to a demanding situation. When you’re under stress, your body releases hormones that heighten your senses and reaction time. This is known as the fight-or-flight response.
In short-bursts, stress benefits your health, potentially protecting you from a dangerous situation. However, ongoing stress negatively affects your health.
Whether acute or chronic, your body’s reaction to stress remains the same. So, when you constantly feel stressed, even when there's no life-threatening danger, your stress hormones remain elevated.
Your stress hormones increase your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. As a result, chronic stress puts you at risk of developing health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Finding healthy outlets to relieve your chronic stress benefits your overall health and well-being.
At Greenwich Wellness, Dr. Massoud takes a holistic approach to health. When you come in for a stress relief consultation, he does an in-depth assessment to understand your health needs and goals.
Dr. Massoud asks detailed questions about your daily routine, including work life, home life, diet, and exercise habits. He also asks about your sources of stress and your everyday stress coping techniques.
Dr. Massoud reviews your medical history and the types of medications and supplements you take. Then, he performs a physical examination and runs lab work to assess your general health.
Greenwich Wellness aims to help you live an emotionally balanced life. The stress relief treatments focus on enhancing your body’s overall health and well-being, restoring your body’s balance.
Stress relief treatments include:
Acupuncture is an ancient healing therapy that involves placing thin needles into specific areas of your body to improve the flow of energy, or Qi.
Placement of these needles releases endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals that help you relax and provide a general sense of well-being.
With chiropractic care, Dr. Massoud performs spinal adjustments to ease nerve tension. These also increase the release of endorphins.
Massage therapy is a hands-on treatment that eases muscle tension and pain. Massage therapy also helps you feel more relaxed and lowers stress hormone levels.
Chronic stress affects your physical and emotional well-being. To restore balance, schedule a stress relief consultation at Greenwich Wellness by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.