TROY — Each of us endures stress in life. Stress sources might be physical, financial, emotional or mental and can have a negative impact on our overall well-being. It’s this negative effect of stress that Dr. Andrew Burns (pictured) knows all too well. He shared insights on how to manage entire body wellness with Troy Rotarians during their weekly meeting Sept. 15.
An alumnus of Wright State University and the Life College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga., Burns is an associate doctor at Living Well Spine Center, 1145 Channingway Drive, Fairborn. He specializes in upper cervical chiropractic care while utilizing the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (N.U.C.C.A) technique and standards of care.
Burns discussed how daily stresses have increased throughout generations as technology, and related social media, have raised the need for instant gratification to be a new norm in our lives. In an era with easier access to drugs, greater financial concerns and more economic uncertainty, it’s important to know how to address the physiological reactions stress causes. Holistic solutions, such as maintaining homeostasis through healthy eating, exercise regimens and calming behaviors, can help regulate common health problems. When unhealthy symptoms are not corrected, serotonin levels decrease, good sleep is shortened and the body’s immune system is compromised. Addressing the mental and physical aspects of stress is key to managing the body’s ability to improve immune system protection and fight off diseases. Burns cited Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Outliers: The Story of Success (2011),” as an excellent resource to identify those outside stresses. For more information, visit www.livingwellspinecenter.com.
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