Benefits of Visualization
Shared by Dr. Erik Waldeland
There are endless research study’s available that express the positive benefits of visualization ranging from increased athletic performance in professional athletes, to overall improved health in the regular population. Visualization techniques can have a drastic effect on individuals’ emotions and can in lead to actual physical change in the body as well. When we get a new patient in the clinic that suffers with pain, it is important that the individual understands and truly believes that they can and will get better and heal. Both positive and negative self talk and visualization can have an effect, and the better the patient is able to get into a positive mindset about healing, usually the better the results. The quote below highlight some of the key points from the attached research on how proper visualization in this specific study was able to create positive results for the participants.
“When participants had read the health message, visualization resulted in significantly stronger intentions, and the first-person perspective was significantly more effective than the third-person perspective. The beneficial effect of visualization, and the first-person perspective, on intentions was mediated by increased self-efficacy and action planning.”
At Minnesota Chiro Health, our chiropractors examine the person, and consider not only how their spine is functioning, but also what the diet looks like as well as how they manage stress to determine what the root cause of the problem is. This helps us to ensure we are getting to the root cause of the dysfunction in the body and addressing all aspects of health to get our patients better, longer. Getting sufficient sleep helps us function better on a daily basis while also taking unnecessary stress off the body.
Rennie L, Uskul AK, Adams C, Appleton K. Visualisation for increasing health intentions: enhanced effects following a health message and when using a first-person perspective. Psychol Health. 2014;29(2):237-52. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2013.843685. Epub 2013 Oct 14. PMID: 24124985.
When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only help you avoid neck and back pain but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our St. Louis Park Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., will teach you what the research says about why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts.