Chiropractic is a form of natural health and healing
therapy that aims to promote natural health- it is considered an alternative
and natural treatment used to enhance a happy and healthy lifestyle.
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treatment, developed by Canadian Daniel David Palmer in
1895, is the manipulation of the spinal column and extremities in
order to alleviate various conditions. According to more recent
evidence, the benefits of chiropractic manipulation is not from
realignment of the vertebrae, but from the improved mobility of
the vertebrae as they move against each other.
These subtle movements are thought to relieve the pressure on the
nerves that run through the vetebral column. Chiropractic manipulation
is most often used as a treatment for pain or stiffness in the back
and neck, but is also used for problems in other areas of the body
believed to originate in the spine such as migraines, limb pain
and many others. It is also useful in treatment of sports and work
injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Chiropractors generally also take into account the patient’s
diet, work habits and other factors in a holistic approach to overall
health. While patients often feel an immediate and lasting benefit
from their first treatment, the technique is less successful for
healing is a kind of healing that taps the body’s ‘inner
intelligence’ – that innate sense of balance the body
has when a person is physically, emotionally and mentally healthy.
A healing art that was developed in the United States , chiropractic
healing operates on the belief that the body can heal itself if
there is an uninterrupted flow of energy or nerve impulses from
the brain to the rest of the body.
It’s interesting to note that chiropractic healing came to
the fore when David Palmer was able to cure deafness by manipulating
a misaligned vertebra. This miraculous healing led more and more
researches into the field of chiropractic healing. Modern chiropractors
trace the beginnings of this art of healing to Hippocrates, who
said, “Get knowledge of the spine, this is the requisite for
work primarily with the joints that lie along the spinal column.
They believe that when the vertebrae and adjoining bones are misaligned
in relation to the joints, the flow of impulses from the nerve is
impeded or blocked. This in turn drains the body of its ability
to stay healthy. What chiropractic healing does is quite evident
from the name itself; ‘cheir’ means “hand”
and ‘practikos’ means “done by” - healing
manipulations that seek to correctly align the bones of the vertebra
to restore total health. Chiropractic philosophy grew out of a ‘wholism’
which considers the body to be a single unified organ.
During therapy, a patient may hear his joints crack however the
sessions are pain-free and quite refreshing too. This ‘crack’
is actually a vacuum-created nitrogen bubble that is bursting within
the joint. The actual manipulations are often very gentle, and make
use of a technique called ‘non-force’. Depending upon
the nature of the problem and its longevity, multiple sessions may
be needed. These techniques have been found to be very effective
not only in restoring strength to the spine and vertebra, but also
in restoring good health so that there is vigorous flow of energy
throughout the body.
healing is an effective treatment for muscle, joint and bone problems.
It is very effective when used to treat conditions such as headaches
and carpal tunnel syndrome. It is the single most effective treatment
for lower back pain. In fact, it has been so effective that it is
the third largest health care profession after medicine and dentistry.
Of the 36+ million Americans visiting chiropractors every year,
70% are treated for back pain, 20% for head and neck disorders and
the rest are treated for other disorders. Chiropractic healing even
soothes colicky babies, thereby giving harassed mothers a well-deserved
Chiropractic healing may also help people who are partially paralyzed.
Therapy is not contained to the paralyzed parts of the body. Many
confined individuals suffer from excessive shoulder and arm related
injuries that come from the stress of using a wheelchair. Strengthening
exercises help to prevent future injuries and harden the areas that
are prone to over-use.
growing number of Chiropractic therapists reject traditional dogma
and restrict treatment to musculoskeletal problems. These practitioners
are more closely aligned with modern scientific theory and practice
often prescribing additional treatments such as home exercise routines,
application of icepacks and in some cases ultrasound therapy.
Although X-rays are sometimes used for chiropractic analytical
purposes, other conventional drugs and surgery are not necessary
to treat most disorders. Chiropractic therapy can be used to treat
most health problems but is particularly efficacious in the treatment
of musculoskeletal conditions. Therapists consider regular chiropractic
sessions essential to maintain a healthy state of body and mind.
Although chiropractors have an excellent safety record, with thousands
of Canadians experiencing chiropractic manipulation with no ill
effects, the risk of paralysis and strokes (although very rare)
does exist. It is important to discuss any preexisting medical conditions
with your chiropractor before treatment is commenced.
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