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Chiropractic and Depression

More than just sadness, depression involves feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Millions of Americans struggle with this mood disorder. If you’ve been dealing with depression, there is help and hope through chiropractic care. Chiropractic offers an effective alternative to conventional treatment that includes prescription medications, which often have side effects. At Van Every Family Chiropractic Center, we have helped patients not only with depression but also with anxiety, severe stress and PTSD.

Balancing the Nervous System

Our approach to addressing depression is restoring the nervous system through the chiropractic adjustment. The technique we use addresses the cranial bones. The cranium directly affects the brain and a lot of depression lives in the cranium. Patients who come in with depression will often say, after chiropractic care,

“I don’t know what it is, but I just feel better; I’m not as sad.”

By balancing the nervous system, patients can get out of that constant fight-or-flight feeling. Chiropractic breaks that cycle and calms down the nervous system. Weekly adjustments can be extremely helpful for those struggling with depression.

Essential Oils and Supplements

If someone is dealing with grief or having a hard time around a specific emotional issue, then we will introduce essential oils to the adjustment process. We can test a person to see what oil they need and apply it to certain parts of the body and adjust them with the oil. Certain oils help tremendously with the emotional components of grief in particular.

We also sell supplements that can help support patients with depression. These include ones from Herbalogics.

If you’ve been struggling with depression, we want to help you. Chiropractic can effectively address depression and other associated disorders. The result is you can feel better emotionally, eat better, sleep better and be more active. Contact our Royal Oak chiropractic care center today to book an appointment!


Chiropractic and Depression