Is Fear Taking Over Your Life?
Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Fires. Terrorist attacks. Wars. And now
the bird flu. It’s virtually impossible to pick up a newspaper or turn on the
television without some disaster, disease or pestilence gripping you with fear.
Many of the news reports we read,watch and hear are legitimate andworthy of concern. Some, however,are generated by those who simplywant to take advantage of the world’s increasingly fearful point of view.Let’s face it: Fear sells.
But we can’t just blame external forces. A substantial amount of fear is
self-generated by our own psyches:We truly can be our own worst ene-
The Effects of Fear
A little fear is natural, but too much fear can have serious effects on your
physical and emotional well-being.The Spinal Connection According to Dr.Shamaeizadeh, fear is an emotional cause of vertebral subluxations, spinal dysfunctions that are linked with disease.
Doctors of chiropractic correct vertebral subluxations with safe and gentle
maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments. However, chiropractors also
focus on preventing subluxations to begin with. This focus on prevention
makes chiropractic unique.
Researchers from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta agree that fear deteriorates wellness.They concluded that “the inability to suppress excessive fear or anxiety is a significant clinical problem.” (Biol
That’s why Dr. Shamaeizadeh urges patients to carefully monitor their internal “fear meters” and prevent this powerful emotion from taking over their lives.