Principles of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is the largest natural health care profession in the world. It has become the number one choice for health and healing without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic, as a healing art, is based on 8 major principles:
- Your body is self-healing – God designed you with the ability to heal yourself! The same power that took you from 1 cell to a 9 trillion cell, 9 organ system creation over 9 months is also the same power that heals your body.
- Your nerve system – your brain, spinal cord and nerves – is the master control system of your body. As long as your brain and spinal cord are able to send all its power to your organs, tissues and cells in your body, you will have the best opportunity for health.
- Healing, repair, and function in the body happen from above, down, inside, out - That is, for anything to be healthy in your body, the brain above sends signals down the spinal cord, from inside the body, out to your organs and tissues.
- The nerve system is amazing, but very delicate. The purpose of the spine is to protect the spinal cord. Proper alignment and function of your spine’s vertebrae are critical for health. Viewed from the front or back, the spine must be straight. When looking at the spine from the side, it must be shaped like an ‘S’.
- Many things can damage the spine. Car accidents, falls, and sports injuries can shift the spine out of place and cause the vertebrae to become misaligned (called subluxations). Small things like posture, the way we sit, stand, sleep, work, and lifting incorrectly can do equal damage. Even little traumas like falling off a bicycle, slipping on ice, learning to walk (and falling repeatedly), or the birth process itself can shift the spine out of alignment and damage the spine.
- Over time, traumas accumulate and damage the spine. The discs and joints of the spine degenerate because of a combination of misalignment, gravity, and time, causing needless suffering and disability.
- The vertebral misalignments (subluxations) can disrupt the communication from brain to body along the spinal cord. This interference with the connection line can block the function, healing, and repair in the same way a spinal cord injury paralyses the body. Sickness and disease are the inevitable result of impaired nerve supply. Any part of your body that is cut off from the nerve supply of the brain goes into sickness and disease.
- Chiropractors correct this interference. Specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments are given to restore normal function and alignment to the vertebrae. This stops the degeneration and relieves spinal cord pressure so your body can heal itself.
It’s that simple! Other doctors may treat the symptoms. The Doctor of Chiropractic corrects the cause. Maximized health and feeling great are the side effects!
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