The philosophy behind the practice
Chiropractic is a rapidly-growing science, art, and philosophy that focuses on a vitalistic approach to healing the body as a whole. Whether a person suffers from back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, fatigue, stress, migraines, sciatica or numbness and tingling, the body still has this ability to start healing from the inside-out, if we give it the chance to heal.
The science of chiropractic focuses on the skeletal system, as most people think, such as the spine. But primarily, chiropractic focuses on balancing the nervous system. The nervous system consists, in general, of the brain, spinal cord and the nerves.
When Life is created, the first cells formed are the brain cells, because it is the nervous system that tells every other cell how to function as it should. Therefore, the nervous system is the controller system and a very important system in the body.
Through man-made stresses in life that we have put on ourselves, such as physical, chemical, hormonal, spiritual stresses, we create a lot of dysfunction on our nervous system. Remember the last time you were stuck in traffic, or worrying about something, or eating junk food.
All these life events take a toll on the nervous system, and as an end result cause surrounding systems in your body to take a toll as well. Think about those tight muscles, shifted spine/hunching (your posture), all those aches and pains.
All these tensions pull on the spine, shifting and misaligning the spine which end up pulling and pinching on your spinal cord – the nervous system! These misalignments of the spine are what we call a vertebral subluxation. Subluxations interfere with the nervous system.
The art of chiropractic focuses on the adjustment. As Doctors of Chiropractic, we spend 4 full post-graduate years after 3-4 full years in university, to learn the precise ability to perform that adjustment.
After detecting and locating those subluxations of the spine, it is the chiropractor that can correct them with a simple adjustment. Only Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to specifically locate and correct vertebral subluxations.
The philosophy of chiropractic focuses on the vitalistic fact that our body has an amazing ability to heal from the inside-out, if this is free of nervous system interference (i.e. Free of those subluxations!).
Our Innate or inborn God knows exactly how to heal, function, create us in ways that are miraculous and beyond human thought. This is the true idea behind healthy and optimal living and wellness!
I hope you enjoyed this passage that I wrote on chiropractic. It really is my passion and life to talk about health, healing and chiropractic, ever since I was young!
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Getting your nervous system checked might be the first step to finding out for yourself what you can do to taking your health to the next level!
- Dr. Allen K. Ng, D.C.