Restoring proper alignment of the spine helps all of the body’s functions, including brain function and hormonal balance, which can alleviate depression and increase energy. Forward head posture (FHP) is very disruptive to the upper neck causing the muscles to be under constant tension, just holding the head upright. The receptor sites to signal the brain to make endorphins are located in the upper neck (C-1 to C-4). FHP disrupts these signals, greatly diminishing endorphin production. Endorphins are powerful, natural opiates that reduce all pain signals, and increase the feeling of wellbeing. Studies show that excellent posture causes an increase of testosterone production and decreases cortizol production. Testosterone increases a feeling of wellbeing, mental and physical energy, and confidence. Cortizol is a stress hormone. It causes a rise in blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar. It’s hard on healing and immune function, and makes one feel fatigued and down. Regular use of the Tru-Align restores proper alignment, increases any lost height, and greatly improves posture, by encouraging the healthy, normal curves, including the neck (FHP). Proper posture and restoring lost height helps increase vital capacity and reduces pressure on the heart and lungs, which helps increase energy and reduces the physiology of depression, (“a heavy heart”).