Research has shown that chiropractic helps create balance and harmony between the central nervous system and the organs, muscles, and systems of your body.
A spine out of alignment will stress the nervous system. The nervous system controls all function and healing. Interference like poor posture, improper eating habits, a non-existent exercise regiment, negative self thought and/or the habit of regularly using medications to just cover the symptoms of an unhealthy lifestyle also interfere with your body's ability to heal.
Wellness Chiropractors help people achieve optimal health without the use of drugs or surgery and remain true to the original philosophy which is based on the following 4 main Chiropractic principles.
- The body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism.
- The nervous system is the master controller of the entire body.
- The inability to cope with excess physical, chemical, and emotional stress interferes with the nervous system.
- Persistent interference with the nervous system (Subluxations) reduces health and may cause pain, suffering and disease.
Wellness Chiropractors strive to ensure the body is best utilizing all of its resources through specifically focussing on the spine and nervous system. We use the newest technology available to the profession in the form of on-site fully digital x-ray facilities to visualize and assess any spinal degeneration and misalignments that may be interfering with the nervous system. Then, through Chiropractic spinal adjustments, wellness Chiropractors release this stored tension, and people experience increased energy levels, improved co-ordination of body systems, a stronger immune system, and clearer thinking.¹ ²
¹ Blanks RHI, Schuster TL, Dobson M: "A retrospective assessment of Network care using a survey of self-reported health, wellness and quality of life." Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1997;1(4):15.
² Hannon, Sean M. BA, DC "Objective Physiologic Changes and Associated Health Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments in Asymptomatic Subjects: A Review of the Literature." Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research; JVSR.com April 26, 2004, pp 1-9
** effectiveness varies from patient to patient.
In addition to constantly focussing on the nervous system, Wellness Chiropractors also assume the role of a teacher and health coach for their patients.
They assist patients in maintaining the momentum in their "Path to Wellness" guiding them toward health and wellness.
The spinal adjusting we do is also tailored to each individual's requirements, from newborns to the elderly. It is our intent for every patient to discover their fullest health potential through wellness Chiropractic.
We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the prisoned impulses, a tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them to life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air. In the dim, dark distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life, it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms. Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form and absorbs the spirit into itself again. And yet you ask "Can chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?" Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?
B.J. Palmer - The Developer of Chiropractic