How to Beat Holiday Stress



Bottom Line:

Our bodies are designed to be healthy – to exist in a stable state of optimal function better known as homeostasis. During the holidays, heightened stress can wreak havoc on our nervous system, and therefore our optimal function, leaving us feeling tired and worn down. The good news is, you can stay happy and healthy and feeling great this holiday season by integrating a few simple holiday stress busters into your routine, and while you can’t eliminate every source of stress in your life, a few smart decisions can help keep that added stress at bay and reduce your chances of getting sick.

beat holidays stress with Mt Waverley chiropractor

Why it Matters:

Each year, millions of people get sick before, during, or after the holidays, and the most common culprit for all this illness is STRESS. When your body is stressed, it doesn’t recover very well, and you are more likely to become sick. Not only could you experience more aches and pains, but you may also experience mental fatigue. Luckily, you’re in the right place. New research tells us that just like eating well and getting enough sleep, Chiropractic adjustments can go a long way towards positively influencing your stress levels by reducing your muscle tension so that you can feel better both during the holiday season and into the new year.

  • Many people carry their stress in their neck and shoulders.
  • Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to decrease muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.
  • Research has shown people experience less stress after receiving Chiropractic care.

Next Steps:

By getting enough rest, exercise, and Chiropractic care, you can bust your stress levels and reduce your chance of getting sick this holiday season. You’ll feel better, more energized and experience a happier and healthier holiday, helping you do more of what you love with the people you love. That’s what it’s all about, and we’re here to help! Give us a call to schedule your next adjustment – you’ll be glad you did! Happy holidays from our family to yours! Book online at www.waverleychiro.com.au or phone 9581 2624

Science Source:

Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation for neck pain. Alternative therapies in health and medicine. November 2011

Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2017



It’s the Holidays, Don’t Panic!



neck pain

Bottom Line:

Traveling long distances on planes, trains, and automobiles is a common side-effect of the holidays, and the stress of all this holiday travel can be overwhelming. Lifting heavy suitcases, hopping in the car for a 13+ hour drive, or even getting the middle seat on an overbooked flight can lead to awkward neck positions and that all too familiar worn down feeling. It’s no surprise that many people experience increased neck pain and shoulder tension during the holidays, so what can you do about it besides turning into the Grinch and staying home? Well, new research tells us that you’ve made a smart decision in visiting our office for help.

Why it Matters:

No one should have to rely on dangerous medications to get through the holiday season. Even some of the most common over the counter medications have a laundry list of potentially harmful side effects. If you are experiencing neck pain and shoulder tension, Chiropractic care is a top alternative. Researchers have found that adjustments can drastically reduce neck pain, improve mobility,and reduce the overall levels of stress on our musculoskeletal system, which means you can feel better without having to reach for a bottle of pills.

  • Chiropractic adjustments can reduce the stress response triggered by our nervous system.
  • Reduced pain, improved rang eof motion, and fewer muscle spasms are often reported following Chiropractic care.

Next Steps:

For many of us, travel is a part of our yearly holiday tradition. As much as the trip can be hard on our bodies, it’s important to visit with friends and family. We want you to have the best holiday season possible, and if you plan on traveling this holiday season, let us know! We would love to show you a few simple stretches and exercises you can do to help you stay well between your adjustments. Give us a call or stop in today. Happy holidays!

Science Source:

Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation for neck pain.Alternative therapies in health and medicine. November 2011

Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2017



Waverley Chiropractic Giving Back this Christmas

Waverley Chiropractic Centre participated in ‘Giving Back’ Week from 10 – 16 December, collecting a large number of toys and food items, valued at over $1000, benefiting families doing it tough this Christmas.

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Joining chiropractors from the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) in hosting ‘Giving Back’ Week, local chiropractor Dr Shaun Beovich asked patients to donate new, unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items or cash donations to the less fortunate in the community, in lieu of payment on Friday 14th December.

The gifts collected were donated to the Waverley Salvation Army in time for Christmas to children and families in the local area, going through difficult times this festive season.

Dr Beovich would like to thank all those who donated in any manner, whether big or small. Your generosity has been felt by the community and has gone a long way in helping families this Christmas.

A community service from Waverley Chiropractic Centre.