Chiropractic Care – Taking Charge of Your Optimal Health and Well-being

Posted On 1 January 2022
By Dr Gus Gunther
Chiropractic Care

The philosophy surrounding chiropractic considers the holistic nature of human beings and their relationship with the environment.

It is a combination of critical thinking, open-mindedness and recognition of the natural order of things.

While the chiropractic perspective on health and disease shares much with modern medicine, it operates in a unique philosophy and differences exist which are often misunderstood, especially by those who are uninformed of its techniques and have not experienced its benefits.


Basic Chiropractic Philosophy

The two fundamental concepts of chiropractic philosophy when it comes to optimal health and preventing diseases are:

  1. How the body functions and heals itself is influenced by the structure and condition of the body.
  2. Maintaining the health and healing processes is influenced by the mind-body relationship.

Why you should consider Chiropractic Care

Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed professionals, trained to correct vertebral subluxations that interfere with the transmission of information from the brain to all the systems in the body.

They know the close relationship that exists between the nervous system and the human body, the causes of different illnesses, how to treat the symptoms and more importantly, eliminate them.

Thus chiropractic philosophy is patient-centred. Its hands-on approach includes emphasis on patient recuperative abilities, use of appropriate diagnostic procedures and monitoring process, early intervention and timely diagnosis and treatment of conditions.

Chiropractic care of the spine and nervous system is the way to hone and optimise overall health. Here are the top reasons why you should consider chiropractic care:

  • To improve overall health;
  • To improve balance and coordination;
  • To improve organic functions in the heart, digestive organs, etc.;
  • To increase resistance to disease;
  • To increase flexibility and joint functioning;
  • To relieve pressure on nerves;
  • To prevent spinal disc degeneration;
  • To reduce chronic pain and stress;
  • To improve posture.

There are at least 100 chiropractic techniques to specifically correct or adjust the spine and joints and the goal of every chiropractor is to help the body to heal itself through spinal manipulation.

The philosophy of chiropractic, holds on to the fact that the body can heal itself and your Chiropractor restores proper nerve flow by using a range of adjusting methods.

How chiropractors work

The primary avenue of chiropractic care is the manipulation of the spine and the nervous system. This is the way to optimise health and not just to relieve pain and other health related problems.

When a misalignment is found, there is interference in the transmission of nerve signals to the organs, muscles and other part of the body, resulting in health problems. Consequently, healing is impaired as the body cannot adapt easily to stress so chiropractors touch the spine to detect misalignments or partial dislocation of the vertebrae.

Chiropractic care involves adjustment, which means looking into irritations along the spine by manually repositioning these joints.

The principle of structure and function is central in chiropractic and the key to maintaining homeostasis is normal nerve function.

It does not use drugs or surgery but rather focuses on maintaining wellness and vitality of the body’s structure and function.

Is chiropractic for you?

Yes! – because you don’t need to have a specific complaint to benefit from a visit, although chiropractors can treat a broad range of health concerns. Chiropractic methods are non-invasive and provide on-going preventive and wellness care.

To schedule an appointment to take advantage of the benefits of chiropractic in Epping call (02) 9868 2509.

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