If you have ever had a chiropractic adjustment, you probably had a feeling of well-being after the adjustment and you went on your way. The feeling you had was not a coincidence as there is scientific evidence that tells us why this feeling of euphoria occurs.
A study was conducted to determine and verify this feeling that comes from the adjustment of the spine, as researchers looked at subjects who had received adjustments and then compared them to people who had received no adjustments. To review physiological changes, blood tests were taken just before the adjustment, then immediately after, and then again two hours later.
Four different chemicals were observed as to their levels in the blood samples. These chemicals were oxytocin, neurotensin, orexin-A and cortisol. Oxytocin is a hormone and it is a substance that transmits nerve impulses in the brain. Its effects are such that when blood levels are high, it makes you want to bond and become friends with everyone around you. These levels are high when mothers are giving birth, when they are breastfeeding, and when we kiss our loved ones. It is also very anti-inflammatory in nature and the higher levels prompt an increase in the trust that you feel for other people.
Neurotensin is a pain reducer that helps when we have painful ramifications that occur because of stress. This chemical interacts with the brain chemical of serotonin which helps to keep us calmer when we are under stress.
Orexin-A is a substance that has pain control properties as well. It is called a Neuropeptide. Neuropeptides are little protein-like molecules that neurons use for communication with each other.
Cortisol works to block swelling and pain and it works very well in blocking the early stages of inflammation. When the levels are high, the healing of wounds is also highly promoted. The results of the research have also shown that cortisol is also an excellent painkiller.
In summary, the study showed that spinal adjustments clearly show that the positive effects in the blood of each of these hormones as well as better overall functioning of the body, natural healing for our bodies.
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