According to Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary health is defined as "a state of optimal
physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity."
chiropractic with traditional medicine, Chiropractic is based on the scientific
evidence that the human body has an innate power to maintain its own health. The art of chiropractic focuses on the correction
of spinal malfunctions, called subluxations, in order to remove interference to the spinal cord and the nerves. Science has
found that the nervous system controls all organs and tissues of the body, so a nerve system, functioning at its best, facilitates
the body's ability to cope with disability and disease. That doesn't just mean lack of illness, but staying well and performing
well for a lifetime. Because of its potential to enable patients to live healthier, more fulfilling lives, chiropractic has
been named "The Big Idea."
care is a natural, preventative and non-invasive form of health care based on the principle that the body has an inherent
ability to heal without the use of drugs or surgery. Misalignments of the spine, or subluxations, often interfere with normal nervous system function, inhibiting the body’s
ability to heal itself. Corrections to the spine through chiropractic adjustments allow the body to heal
In the past symptoms were seen to result from the body malfunctioning and upon seeking
medical care, a patient was often medicated with the objective being to eliminate or mask the symptom. However,
a recent editorial in the American Journal of Medicine states that, ‘Physicians have adopted their understanding of
symptoms automatically and uncritically as the foundation of diagnosis and medical care.’ In fact
conventional medicine by attempting to treat diseases focuses on eliminating symptoms.
turns out that your body has within it an incredible intelligence which has evolved across millions of years.
From moment to moment, it coordinates your bodily systems with the information it is receiving about your external
environment. When you are confronted with what at first appears to be an annoying symptom, you will be
best served by considering it your body’s appropriate response to an environmental or lifestyle stress.
Alternatively, it may be a signal telling you what not to do in order to help the body restore, and then optimize,
Chiropractic is based on a philosophy
which recognizes that within each of us resides a self-healing, self-regulating intelligence that, without interference, is
all you need is order to achieve a state of optimal health and well-being.
chiropractor’s objective is not simply to alleviate back and neck pain, although that is often one of the beneficial
side-effects of chiropractic care. Instead, your chiropractor, out of respect for your inborn intelligence,
focuses on removing interference between the brain and the body so that your symptoms and health can be better understood
and optimally expressed.
findings from four recent studies suggest that those who receive ongoing chiropractic care:
physical, mental and social well-being
Are better able to cope with life stress
Are more likely to exercise with vigor
Are more likely
to report a better health status
Are less likely to use prescription drugs