Ditch the Pills: We Have 3 Natural Remedies for Managing Holiday Stress

Managing Holiday Stress,drug-free stress remedies, Broadway Chiropractic & Wellness

While the holidays are supposed to be a time of cheer, the family gatherings, endless shopping, and busy days can also bring stress and anxiety. Juggling the many obligations — on top of just keeping up with daily life — can be daunting, which may have you reaching for pills to help you get through.

Here at Broadway Chiropractic & Wellness in the Manhattan borough of New York City, we try to help our patients live better, not just during the holidays, but at all times of the year. Our approach is a holistic one — which works with your body rather than against it — to give you the tools you need to face any stress that comes your way.

If you want to ditch the pills this holiday season, we have three natural remedies for managing stress that can help you feel healthier, more in control, and ready to take on whatever the world throws at you.

All hands on deck

When you’re under a great deal of stress, your body reacts by tensing up. We can relieve your tenseness with massage therapy. We soothe your body by concentrating on trigger points that may be causing your muscles to tighten.

But the benefits don’t end there. Massage therapy also feels good. As we soothe your body, your brain responds by releasing “feel good” chemicals that will give you a feeling of well-being. Some studies report that the human touch can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure.

Furthermore, massage therapy promotes better circulation, which means your body will receive the nourishment and oxygen it needs.

Getting to the point

There’s a reason that acupuncture has been around for thousands of years — it works. Acupuncture is based on the theory that your body’s energy flows along certain pathways called meridians. When you have blockages along your meridians, your energy backs up and doesn’t get where it needs to go, which can negatively impact your physical and mental health.

With acupuncture, we release the flow to allow your energy to get to your vital organs for better health. Acupuncture also relieves your body’s heightened endocrine response — think adrenaline — which can calm your fight-or-flight mechanism.

Ultimately, by restoring your body’s energy flow, you’re better able to handle emotions and stress, because your body is functioning in a normalized state.

Back in line

The last stress buster is good chiropractic care. The relationship between stress and pain has long been proven, and if you’re dealing with a musculoskeletal structure that’s out of alignment, you could be causing yourself pain and adding to your stress.

Instead of going through the holidays with an achy back or sore neck, get in for a few spinal adjustments that can help alleviate your pain.


Facing your big dinner with the in-laws doesn’t need to be compounded by stress. If you’d like to feel great during the holidays, call Broadway Chiropractic & Wellness to learn more about our drug-free stress remedies. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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