Chiropractic…A Modern Lifestyle Choice For Wellness
Chiropractic is a natural health care discipline based on the understanding that the body has an inborn ability to be self-regulating and self-healing. This natural ability is optimised when the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body, are functioning normally.
In practice, chiropractic focuses on the preservation and restoration of health by examining the relationship between structure (particularly the spine and pelvis) and function (of the nervous system). When the nervous system is functioning optimally, all the cells, tissues, and organs of the human body are designed to resist disease. The brain is protected by the skull, and the spine protects the complicated communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Malfunction of tissue and organ function may occur if these intricate nervous system pathways are impaired. Reducing such interference to a body’s natural state of health is central to the discipline of chiropractic.
Irritation or impairment of the nervous system most commonly results from loss of normal motion or position of the twenty four moving bones of the spine (subluxation). While paying particular attention to the spine, skull and pelvis, chiropractors aim to improve nervous system function via chiropractic adjustments, thereby optimising the body’s natural state of health. Chiropractic also emphasises the importance of an individual’s wellbeing including good nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle.