Chiropractic is the largest alternative health profession in the nation and the second largest health care profession in the world. With the growing demand of a more natural and safe approach, it is also the fastest growing health profession. It has been successfully helping people find natural pain relief, and more importantly, in regaining their health. It is important to understand that chiropractic is NOT just for back and neck pain, although that is a common "side effect." Chiropractors work primarily with the spinal column and spinal cord which has a positive effect on the nervous system.
The Science of Chiropractic
There are four main scientific principles in which chiropractic builds its solid foundation:
1. The human body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism.
This means that if you cut yourself, you don't have to think about the wound healing; the body's innate intelligence does this on its own. If a corpse or cadaver were cut, this healing would not take place. It only occurs when life is present.
2. The nervous system is the master system of the body.
Every experience and expression is processed through your nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. What calls your immune system to action? What controls and regulates the healing process? What signals your glands to secrete hormones and enzymes? What tells your muscles to contract and relax? What tells your body to digest food? What tells you to speak and taste? Your nervous system.
3. Any interference and stress within the nervous system will negatively impact the body's ability to self-regulate and self-heal.
These interferences do indeed take place, and they are called subluxations. If lifestyle stress and interference is not addressed and your body continues to experience daily abuse and neglect … disease and illness is inevitable. How does one end up with subluxations? Lifestyle stress - physical, chemical and emotional stresses. In many cases, subluxations do not exhibit any symptoms, yet still cause inflammation and interference to the nervous system. When the lines of communication are unclear or shut off, organs and tissues in your body slowly begin to lose their necessary life flow. Consider your cell phone. Everyone has experienced static or a poor connection while talking to someone on the other end of the line. Sometimes you can make out what the other person is saying, sometimes the connection is so bad it drops the call and cuts off communication. This is a similar concept. When intereference in your nervous system gets bad, it can blur communication and shut off the vital life flow to the destination tissue (i.e. heart, colon, etc.). Without proper communication, disease occurs. This is why even in the absence of symptoms, it is critical for everyone, including children, to have their nervous system checked for subluxations.
4. Chiropractors are trained experts in locating and removing interference in the nervous system through adjustments.
How do chiropractors locate subluxations? In our office, we use our hands, knowledge, expertise, and the Insight Subluxation Station the cutting edge computerized technology which is used by NASA and certified by the Space Foundation to do just this. The scans are completely safe, non-invasive and painless. Once we can locate areas of involvement, chiropractic adjustments can be safely given to remove interference and re-connect the circuit between the brain and the body.
Basing our treatment and care off of these scientific facts, has led to extensive published research backing up the safety and efficacy of chiropractic. Research studies are constantly being conducted and published supporting the science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic.
A major advancement in chiropractic was made with the introduction of the Insight Subluxation Station cutting edge computerized technology which is used by NASA and certified by the Space Foundation. Thousands of chiropractors across the world are utilizing this technology which is constantly verifying the science behind chiropractic work. Take a look at this video for a brief explanation about how this technology works and what you can expect during an evaluation with this award-winning nervous system scan.