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Sympathetic Dominance Protocol in Bentleigh

stressed person working at deskYour nervous system is made up of two parts: the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic side is focused on reacting to stressors and includes the “fight/flight” mechanism, while the parasympathetic side is in charge of rest, digestion and healing functions.

Unfortunately, in our fast-paced, stressful modern world, many people get stuck in the sympathetic nervous system, resulting in a condition called sympathetic dominance that can undermine your health in various ways. This happens because chronic stress can lead to “adrenal fatigue” (your adrenal glands become overworked), which in turn leads to a myriad of health problems that often seem unrelated.

At East Bentleigh Health Group, we offer Sympathetic Dominance Protocol (SD Protocol) to help our patients get “unstuck” and get back to healing.

Symptoms of Sympathetic Dominance

When someone is under stress for extended periods of time, they may experience telltale symptoms, such as:

  • Interrupted, restless sleep or insomnia
  • Muscle cramping
  • Thyroid issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Chronic or recurring neck and shoulder tightness
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Leaky gut or other digestive issues
  • Hormonal imbalances

Leaky Gut and Oestrogen Dominance

When adrenal fatigue persists for a long period of time, it can lead to an inflammatory condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome. Symptoms may include bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diarrhoea or constipation, Crohn’s Disease, inflammation in the myelin sheath and/or the nervous system.
Adrenal fatigue may also result in an imbalance between oestrogen and progesterone, with symptoms like painful, irregular periods, uterine fibroids, PCOS, infertility, depression, weight gain, thyroid imbalances and more.

Our Approach

The SD Protocol begins with an assessment that provides our team with clinical findings that we then address in a structured manner using specific chiropractic adjustments, nutritional advice around specific supplements that can help to relieve the inflammation in your body, and more.

Get Started Today

Contact us today to learn more about SD Protocol and how it may help you, or to book in for your first appointment.



Sympathetic Dominance Protocol Bentleigh East, Oakleigh, Clayton, Carnegie, Moorabbin VIC | (03) 9579 3999