Some doctors believe the body needs outside help to heal—usually in the form of drugs or surgery. While this is sometimes the case (ie: broken bone, kidney stone, large lacerations etc), it is normally not so.
Holistic practitioners allow the body’s ability to heal itself to take place. They aid this process through natural means, such as adjusting fixated joints, releasing tight muscles, or lifestyle changes to restore balance and allow the body to heal. They focus on treating the whole patient and underlying causes of illness, rather than the symptoms.
Interested in holistic lifestyle and healing? You’re not alone. Consumers and healthcare practitioners are becoming frustrated with invasive symptom treating care. People are more and more returning to holistic living and care. A growing percentage of people, about 3 billion people worldwide rely on holistic medicine as their primary form of healthcare to prevent issues and stay healthy.
Chiropractic Care is Holistic
Grounded in scientific research, chiropractic philosophy and science focus on human anatomy and physiology to create an art of practice focused on our patients. It emphasizes the body’s ability to heal and maintain itself. Chiropractors aim to sustain optimal health through sustainable, natural, acute, and preventive care.
Chiropractic techniques rely on homeostasis (our bodies are in a continuous state of healing and living in harmony) directed by the central nervous system. When the body receives insult from the environment the body’s ability to heal is obstructed.
By correcting or removing the insult, chiropractors help the nervous system function optimally so it can facilitate healing efficiently.
Many doctors of chiropractic have an interest in holistic healing, but also act as an integrative practice. We bridge the gap between traditional medicine and many forms of complimentary and alternative medicine. Many times chiropractors work with massage therapists, acupuncturists, homeopathic practitioners, counselors, and many other providers to treat the whole patient.
Chiropractic is a gateway to health. It looks at the whole patient and helps facilitate healing in whatever way is best for the individual. This is through the chiropractic adjustment and coordination of care in the vast array of health care providers available today.