Most People think chiropractors treat back or neck pain, or maybe headaches. Yes, we do treat those. But rather than try to relieve the symptoms, chiropractic tries to correct the cause – and encourage the body to self-heal. What I’ve learned over the years is that the body has a far greater capacity to heal itself than most doctors give it credit for.
The best application of chiropractic in our lives is preventive maintenance – just like we’d take care of our cars. We know it’s easier to keep a car in good running order if we regularly maintain it. Well, our bodies are the same way, and chiropractic is one way to keep the body in good running order. And one of the ways we do this is by keeping the spine well adjusted. Adjustments remove nerve interference from the body; this keeps communication lines open between the brain and the rest of the body. In addition, we also encourage a fully functioning nervous system, good nutrition, water, proper rest, inspired thoughts, and movement.
Chiropractic allows for the body to be as stress-free as possible. In other words, while many people live on the stress roller coaster, people who stay well adjusted find that they experience a steady road to better health through better living. That’s why a chiropractor analyses your body for nerve interference that occurs as a result of our stressful lifestyles.
The daily stress of our lifestyles and the accidents we may experience can cause subluxations, or pressure on nerves. Subluxations cause misalignment of spinal bones (vertebrae). These misalignment unduly stress the spin nerves and spinal cord, which are considered in chiropractic to be the body’s main communication line. When the stress from subluxations goes unchecked long enough, the results can be devastating. It can cause millions of chemical reactions inside our bodies to become diluted, triggering respiratory problems, allergies, digestive problems, reproductive problems, skin conditions, pain, and more.
Chiropractic doesn’t cure any of these conditions, but by getting adjustments, your nervous system functions better, you can boost your immune system, and you can restore motion and provide your body a means with which to take care of unwanted conditions faster.
Decide which healing arts might benefit you, as it will improve your quality of life, and in many cases, the quantity of your life. They teach you how to decrease stress and cope with unavoidable stresses of daily living. And they give people a sense of control that disease takes away. Each healing has something to offer, depending on your requirements.