Taking A Natural Systemic Approach To Healing
Chiropractic is the most widely used natural health profession in the world. It continues to grow because it is safe, effective and gentle; and because it respects the body’s natural healing and recuperative powers. As a drug-free, surgery-free alternative, it offers individuals, such as you, a real choice in health care. People choose to seek chiropractic for all reasons, from symptom relief to performance enhancement and for greater quality of life. It is popular with infants to seniors.
Chiropractic is a science that concerns itself with the relationship between the nervous system and the spinal column. As you know, the brain and spinal cord, along with nerves, control virtually every function in the entire body. The brain sends information to the rest of the body and the body sends information back to the brain through the nerves and spinal cord. It is a feedback loop (see the diagram to the left).
It is common knowledge that the brain and spinal cord are housed in the skull and the spinal column with each nerve exiting between the vertebrae. But did you know that each nerve will go to supply the skin, the muscles, and the vital organs?
Occasionally, these vertebrae misalign and pressure is put on the nerves, thus disrupting the normal nerve flow. This is called the vertebral subluxation complex, also known as a V.S.C. or a “subluxation”. Chiropractors find these “subluxations” and remove them by giving a chiropractic “adjustment”, thus realigning the vertebrae and restoring the feedback loop.