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A recent study by the University of Southern California of data presented by 1082 Swedish twins found that those who experienced high anxiety have a 48% increased chance of developing dementia. Anxiety is often perceived as a disorder in whom someone might be agitated, can't sleep, or are neurotic... it is less often associated with one who perhaps has high stress at work but has found different coping mechanism to hide the that anxiety, such as eating, smoking, drinking alcohol, or plainly, living with the bodily tensions unaware. People with higher anxiety produce higher levels of the stress hormones, cortisol and 'evidence shows that chronically high levels of cortisol damage parts of the brain such as the hippocampus, which stores memory, and the frontal cortex, which is responsible for high-level thinking.

48percentdementiaIf you are experiencing high stress at work, home or life in general, call or email us to help you manage that stress through relaxation massage, chiropractic care, and/or nutritional supplementation that will help balance brain and body chemistry.  Dr. Chang also has office and home stress management techniques that you can adopt to self-manage and experience a calmer, more peaceful quality of life.



CALL US @ 619-807-1002 for an appointment and always feel free to email to any questions you might have forgotten during your office visit!


Olivia Chang, D.C., CCSP (sports medicine) practices at dr Chang Health in La Jolla, CA with her team of therapists.  She is also a professional Hollywood Stunt Performer and martial artist.  Her comprehensive, cutting-edge whole person approach includes helping patients connect brain to body dysfunctions, clinical nutrition & cognitive-based rehabilitative exercise re-training.  Chronic pains and conditions disappear when the brain starts being engaged in the healing process.  She travels the world to discover treatment methods immersed in different cultures & find quality health products for her patients and clients. Visit her @ or email