Using Naprapathy to Reduce Stress and Support Your Immune System

Avatar photo Staff March 18, 2020
Richard Bisceglie

During this time of uncertainty and rapidly changing events, stress and anxiety can take its toll on our spirit, mind and body. Dr. Richard Bisceglie, a naprapathic practitioner at the Center for Holistic Medicine, can assist you in turning inward where the healing happens and applying some effective techniques to ground ourselves and to keep you in a mindset of wellness.

“Anxiety can trigger your flight-or-fight stress response and release a flood of chemicals and hormones, like adrenaline, into your system,” Bisceglie explains. “This can weaken your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral infections and frequent illnesses. Stress that accumulates in the body can also affect our immune system function.”

Bisceglie uses gentle, manual techniques, vibration therapy, guided imagery techniques, somatoemotional release (which is accumulated emotional trauma and stress in the body), as well as infrared and low-level laser therapy to relieve stress in your muscles. Some light therapies have shown a profound impact on healing and as an anti-viral and anti-bacterial treatment. For example, one study from the University of Vienna Medical School showed that low-intensity laser therapy was an effective treatment for the herpes virus.

In addition, Bisceglie, who is also a certified nutrition specialist, helps people improve their immune system by providing advice about the appropriate nutrition that is required for your body’s optimal function and immune support. This approach is very effective in wellness and is preventive in nature for our health status. 

Bisceglie is a Blue Cross Blue Shielf provider and is covered by several other insurance policies. He is also available for phone consults. Make an appointment with Dr. Bisceglie today!