Today, we are more stressed-out than ever before. The stress of careers, deadlines, conflicts, and demands on our time and money, take a huge toll on our health and well-being. Just as a chain tends to break at its weakest link, we seem to exhibit stress and strain in the weakest areas of our bodies. Stress basically comes in three forms of overload. We encounter physical stress, emotional stress, and chemical stress. In fact, we are subject to all three stress factors at the same time. When we overload, it always manifests in symptoms at our weakest link. Stress can provoke ulcers, migraines, low back pain, insomnia, and other illnesses.
It is impossible to remove all of the stress from life, however, safe all-natural and effective stress reduction strategies can help offset the bad effects that stress produces. This strengthens the function of the nervous and immune systems at the same time, so you can make stress your friend, not your enemy. After decades of research, it is clear that the negative effects associated with stress are real. Although you may not always be able to avoid stressful situations, there are a number of things that you can do to reduce the effect that stress has on your body. The first is relaxation. Learning to relax doesn't have to be difficult. In this section are some simple techniques to help get you started on your way to tranquility.
Health & Wellness, Healthy Thinking, Relaxation Techniques
The goal of progressive muscle relaxation is to reduce the tension in your muscles. First, find a quiet place where you'll be free from interruption. Loosen tight clothing and remove your glasses or contacts if you'd like. Tense each muscle group for at least five seconds and then relax for at least
"Dear Dr. Zabawa,
I want to thank you for being my #1 healthcare provider.
I have been under chiropractic care for 40 years and of the many chiropractors I have been treated by,
you and your precise atlas adjustment are the best.
It really is gentle and effective. I've had migraines, scoliosis, herniated L4-L5, and sciatica -
and in the 11 yrs of being under your care I have had no problems or re-occurrence of any
of my former symptoms.
You are the best and I thank you."
"Hi, I'll always remember the wonderful things you've done for me at Atlas Chiropractic of Sarasota.
I thank Dr. Zabawa for getting me up and running!
My last chiropractor said there was nothing else they could do for me, and I felt as if my life was over.
(I couldn't even play video games without pain.)
Now that I've been introduced to your atlas adjustments: I'm lifting weights again, working (making money),
and yes - even playing video games. Wow!
"We've had 40 years of various types of chiropractic therapies (sometimes weekly),
but have never felt truly aligned until now."
Marsha & Alain M.
"I was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child, and through good habits & care have managed to avoid surgery.
About 30 years ago my research into spinal maintenance led me to upper cervical chiropractic
(specifically orthospinology) over general chiropractic.
This is just phenomenal. When my atlas is adjusted and my spine is aligned, it is amazing how good I feel.
It helps the nerves and muscles of the body function so well, and I believe it has been the key to slowing
the spinal degeneration caused by my scoliosis.
* And it's so non-invasive! *
Now that I live in Sarasota, I am so glad to be under the care of Dr. Zabawa.
It's no surprise that he came highly recommended. I have always been impressed with
the professionalism and care I've received at Atlas Chiropractic of Sarasota.
It compares to anywhere in the country."
Kyle Ann M.
"Very thorough. Quick recovery after a car wreck!"
"For 3 years I had been having headaches every day.
I even went to a neurologist for my headaches, but he said they were a condition of menopause :(
A friend suggested going to Dr. Z because of the unique procedure he uses and the great results.
Dr. Z took care of me and within about 3 months my daily headaches were gone.
What a relief!
I don't think I've had one since :)"
"I lived in pain with an undiagnosed broken back for 23 years since a horse & buggy accident as a teenager.
When I injured my back again as an adult, the x-rays showed that I had fractured a vertebra back then,
as well as this time.
I received some help from going to regular chiropractors in recent years, but still lived in pain.
I am so thankful that I found Dr. Zabawa.
After 35 years and lots of pain, within a month or so
I was PAIN FREE!
It is amazing how such small adjustments to the atlas vertebra in my neck have made such
a big difference to my life.
To this day, I come in periodically to maintain my new found health.
Praise and glory to God."