“When I started care at Whole Family Chiropractic I wanted to find out where my anxiety was coming from. I have a family history of anxiety and I have dealt with it personally for a long time. I was looking for a way to deal with my anxiety without using medicine. The self-work I was doing did help but I would still get these moments of anxiety when there would be an unexpected change with something in my life. These moments made me feel like my whole body was shutting down. My heart rate would increase, I would feel sick and I would get nausea. I always felt like something bad was going to happen. I thought this was going to be something I would have to live with forever.
When I would try to solve my anxiety I kept feeling like I would get stuck. Every time I would talk to an MD about my anxiety they would always steer the conversation to “oh, well you could take this medicine or that medicine”. I didn’t want to take any medicine because for me it felt like I was just putting a band-aid on my anxiety and not addressing the CAUSE of my anxiety, which is what I was interested in.
It was after my first month of care at Whole Family Chiropractic when I noticed that chiropractic care was helping me. It took time for me to process everything but then I was able to look back and see some changes. I noticed I was becoming more easy-going, my energy was coming back and I felt supported.
By month 2 I was able to feel a huge change. A point in time that really stands out to me was when I was walking in a park one evening and some woman came flying by me on a bike. It frightened me and all the hairs on my arms stood up. The best part is, the hairs on my arm then went down and I was able to feel calm. I had never felt my body contrast like that before. I used to wake up with that hair standing up feeling and I would operate throughout the day feeling like that. My fight or flight just wouldn’t shut off. That is why this event was so eye opening to me because I was able to see my body get to a heightened state when it needed to but then go to a relaxed state when it no longer needed to be heightened.
I would recommend Whole Family Chiropractic for a few reasons. The energy in the office was something I had never experienced before and the doctors are very calm and easy going. They really care about you. You can see and feel that every time you are there. It is a delight to come in and know that your doctors are confident in what they are doing. They supported me with my transition into having a wellness mindset.
I am still working through the layers but my body now has a sense of ease about it every day. I can now feel when the anxiety and stressors are coming on and my body is now able to snap out of it more quickly. I can tell when I am in a relaxed state vs when I am in a stressed state. I feel like I have more energy, I can adapt to new stresses easier and I have even noticed that I am sick less frequently.
When receiving care at Whole Family Chiropractic I felt empowered because I was not using anything but myself to heal. They gave me confidence in my body and taught me that my body has the ability to restore and heal itself.”
~ Victoria F.