The most important component of wellness in the vitalistic paradigm of the Chiropractic Profession is a healthy Nervous System. Doctor’s of Chiropractic are in reality Doctor’s of the Nervous System. An optimally working Nervous System is critical to health, because the Nervous System controls the health of every cell, tissue and organ in our body. Wellness Chiropractic care is defined as regular spinal adjustments to create optimal functioning of the Nervous System. Regular care can be anything from weekly to monthly adjustments, and has the overall effect of continually increasing our body’s adaptability and vitality.
A revealing piece of research done by Medicare showed that regular Chiropractic adjustments, defined as a minimum of once per month, for 5 years, had a monumental positive impact on health. The people that used Chiropractic for health and wellness and 50% fewer visits to their MD, AND the overall dollars spent for “healthcare” (an oxymoron, because healthcare is really sick care) was 70% less!
It is important to distinguish the contrasting interpretations that exist when a Chiropractor uses the language of Wellness, vs. a Medical Doctor. When medicine refers to wellness, they really means early disease detection. This obviously is an important part of what they do, but the emphasis is on the detection and treatment of disease, using interventions that include drugs and surgery. Chiropractic Wellness arises from the premise that the body is homeo-dynamic and self healing. By providing the body with proper nerve function, nutrition, exercise, a safe clean environment, and a balanced lifestyle, our body’s will thrive, and the end result will be health, vitality, and wellness!!
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.