Where would we be without the ability to be creative? Creativity allows us to express ourselves in ways words fail to do. The artistic process also allows us to either perform or observe; either way, we are brought closer together to the people around us as we are reminded of what it means to be human. Even in non-artistic situations, creative thinking is incredibly helpful when it comes to problem solving and the need to make quick decisions. When our minds are functioning at an optimal level, we are able to think in more divergent ways, and it is from this method of thinking that new ideas and methods can begin to take root in our minds. Sometimes our brains need a little boost to get into the creative mode of thinking; fortunately, this is one more area where chiropractic care can truly benefit us.
Chiropractic Care Can Improve Creative Thinking
Many studies have found that misalignments in the spinal column, known as vertebral subluxations, can negatively interfere with creative thinking processes. These subluxations are misaligned vertebrae that cause interference with the central nervous system of the body, which disrupts proper communication with the brain. As you can no doubt guess, when the brain isn’t receiving the proper signals it needs to function at its best, processes such as creative thinking can be impacted in a negative way. Chiropractic treatments work to adjust the spine so that it returns back to its normal alignment. In addition to aiding in the relief of physical pain throughout the body, chiropractic adjustments are also able to restore clarity within the mind, so creative thinking is no longer hampered and can therefore freely be explored. Studies have shown that, just a few days after chiropractic treatment, patients were able to score higher on alternative thinking tests, and were shown to use newer, alternative methods of thinking during experiences involving problem solving or dealing with a new or unfamiliar environment. Furthermore, since chiropracticcare has also been shown to drastically reduce levels of anxiety, our brains on chiropractic treatments are less hampered by nervousness and anxious thoughts.
Our brains are incredibly complex and richly fascinating; when they are given the right treatment they deserve, we can be rewarded with a much more vastly open way of thinking about the world before us. In this way, chiropractic care has been proven to be a complete method of treating both the body and the mind.
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