Chiropractic is the largest and most popular natural health profession in the world helping millions of people attain better health without the use of drugs or surgery.
The Chiropractic approach to health is holistic. It recognises that many factors affect health including exercise, diet, rest, environment and mental attitude. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining optimal health naturally so that the body is better able to resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of disease.
Chiropractors understand that the body has a natural, innate ability to function and heal itself. The primary focus of Chiropractic care is to maintain the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, thereby positively influencing your health and well-being.
Your nervous system, consisting of your brain, spinal cord and all the nerves in your body, controls and co-ordinates all of your bodily functions.
It follows that proper nervous system function is essential for good health. Your nervous system is protected and enclosed by your skull and spinal column.
Just as a conductor controls an orchestral performance, your nervous system controls how your body performs.
Messages from your brain pass through your spinal cord across a huge network of spinal nerves delivering information to all areas of your body. This information system coordinates millions of chemical reactions controlling how well you sleep, how fast your heart beats, your ability to concentrate, your energy levels and right down to healing the cut on your little finger. It does all of this without your conscious thought.
Everyday activities and stresses imposed upon our bodies can cause our spinal bones (vertebrae) to lose their normal position or movement. Chiropractors call this a Vertebral Subluxation. Vertebral Subluxations cause nerve irritation, interrupting the flow of messages from the brain to the body. In turn, this can affect your overall wellbeing, reducing your potential to be healthy.
Chiropractors focus on the removal of vertebral subluxations to improve the function of your spine and nervous system, ultimately enhancing your wellbeing.
Chiropractic is the science of locating offending spinal structures, the art of reducing their impact to the nervous system, and a philosophy of natural health care based on your inborn potential to be healthy.
Whilst Chiropractors have traditionally been consulted and provided effective relief for conditions such as back pain, headaches and sciatica, the primary focus is to restore your inborn potential to be healthy by removing interference to your nervous system.