Chiropractic is derived from the Egyptian word meaning “cherios” “hands” and “practicos” meaning “the use of”. Doctors of Chiropractic are highly trained healers who recognize the relationship between the structure of the human body, especially the spine, and the function and well being of the nervous system. Chiropractic is over 10,000 years old and has been the fundamental part of all prior Vitalistic healing systems. The Vitalisitic Principal recognizes that all living things contain “Innate Intelligence”, which supports and sustains all living beings. Innate Intelligence is connected to Universal Intelligence. Therefore, if your spine is subtly misaligned, you will have too much or too little energy going to that part of your body. The result of this disturbance is “Dis-ease” (Disease). Your body is no longer in a state of balance or equilibrium. Chiropractors, guided by their head, hearts and hands locate the areas of imbalance and utilize Spinal and Cranial manipulation, Applied Kinesiology, and many other techniques to allow the body to heal itself. Chiropractic recognizes that, “The Power that made the body can heal the body.” Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who routinely used spinal manipulation to heal the sick, said “Look well to the Spine for the cause of disease, and, if there is disease, look to the spine.”
Since the nervous system controls and coordinates all of the other systems of the body, including the immune and cardiovascular systems, then slight malfunctions (Subluxations, Segmental Dysfunctions, or Decreased Joint Mobility) can have important ramifications for your health.
Although Chiropractic has been well researched for its’ beneficial effects on Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Headaches, current research is now focusing on what Chiropractors have observed for centuries. Namely, while we all know too well that drugs have known and “accepted” side effects, Chiropractic has well known but not accepted “side benefits”. These side benefits are now being studied at several Chiropractic and Medical School research departments to better understand how malfunctions of the spine can lead to such diverse conditions as, Asthma, Migraine, Arthritis, IBS, Auto-Immune Dysfunction, PMS, ADD/ADHD, Infections, and a multitude of other human ailments.
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