Pathways to Family Wellness Winter 2016 Issue
"It is important to note that chiropractic is not the treatment of conditions. Treating disease is the practice of medicine. What distinguishes chiropractic from medicine is its emphasis on restoring function to the body by enhancing the performance of the nervous system. Chiropractic restores the integrity of the nervous system. When a vertebra subluxates (misaligns and interferes with nerve impulses), it inhibits the body from functioning optimally and results in a loss of health. The chiropractor regularly checks the spine to correct subluxations soon after they occur. This is the uniqueness of chiropractic. It is a service that no one else performs and is a necessary component of restoring well-being, which is starkly different from a disease- treating approach. Additionally, chiropractors understand the importance of things like nutrition and lifestyle, which are often neglected in conventional healthcare. Simple things like getting enough rest, drinking ample quantities of water, introducing more minerals through whole foods and vegetables, and reducing stress all have positive influences on our state of well-being, our nervous system, and our immune response. In the model of healthcare that honors normal physiology, these aspects and many others come together to form a harmonious whole. "
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