Chiropractic care is effective and natural way for treating the cause and symptoms of depression.
What Causes Depression?
Depression occurs when our body isn’t producing enough serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness, helps regulate sleep, and plays an important role in arousal and sexual desire. That’s why most antidepressants, such as Prozac, work to increase the availability of serotonin in the brain.
90% of the Body’s Serotonin is Produced in the Gut
Since the overwhelming majority of serotonin is produced naturally in your GI tract, it is of utmost importance to make sure the gut and colon is healthy and functioning. It also means that if there is less serotonin in the body causing depression, there must be some sort of gut issue. When your gut is unhealthy, you can’t digest properly, and the levels of serotonin drops. This leads to:
- Lack of Desire
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Mood Problems
How Can Chiropractic Help My Colon and Digestive Health?
Chiropractic works to restore proper nerve supply to the body. Once the nerve supply is restored in the gut, the colon can now function properly. This will lead to better digestion and help restore the normal serotonin supply of the body. A qualified chiropractor can help correct the mechanical cause of depression and poor digestive health thus creating a natural cure for depression.
“Mary,” a 48-year-old mother of 2 children, came in with neck and low back pain. She was unable to sleep through the night, averaging only 3 hours, and she just felt down. Her medical doctor prescribed her the antidepressant Prozac to help her feel better, a anti-inflammatory for her pain, and recommended over-the-counter antacids for her upset stomach.
We did a complete chiropractic exam, a digital posture analysis, and took x-rays. We found that the source of her neck and low back pain were compromised nerves in those respected areas, and also found the source of poor gut function. We put Mary on a natural healing plan to get her health back, and within 30 days she was drug-free, sleeping better, and feeling great.
We corrected the nerve pressure, removed the toxicity, and Mary’s body healed itself. We corrected the source of her problems, and then helped guide her through a lifestyle intervention to get her back to optimal health.