I was recently asked about the chiropractic techniques that I utilize to treat patients. When a caller started to describe a type of treatment that used no pharmaceuticals and involved movements of the spine, I explained that these were basic tenets of chiropractic.
Science, Art, & Philosophy
The practice of chiropractic is based on three pillars: Science, Art, and Philosophy. The science of chiropractic is in understanding anatomy, physiology, radiology, and more. Philosophical principles of chiropractic are that treatments should be drug-free, work with the body to maintain homeostasis, and nurture the body’s vital energy. The Art of chiropractic is in the delivery of the adjustments that remove subluxation or align the spine, thereby restoring motion and removing irritation from the nervous system.
Doctors of Chiropractic locate and correct vertebral subluxations in a variety of ways. Chiropractic treatments can be made in different ways and different patients favor particular techniques for assorted reasons. No matter which technique is used, Chiropractic aims to harness the body’s innate ability to heal itself by removing restrictions to spinal movement and irritations or interference within the nervous system.
Balance in the body does not simply mean staying on ones feet. Equilibrium in the body means adaptability, like maintaining body temperature – shivering when we are cold and sweating when we are overheated. When we get a minor cut for example, we don’t need medical attention, the skin has the ability to heal itself. The body can repair a fractured bone, as long as alignment is maintained, without a trace of injury.
Chiropractors Restore Motion
Chiropractors are trained to identify specific spinal misalginments and make corrections to restore normal joint motion. Healing does not always require intervention, but restrictions of joint movement in the spine can make it hard for us to move, hamper the flow of nerve signals, and reduce the body’s capacity for adaptation. When the body has a hard time adapting, chiropractors can often revive its innate healing power. So, no matter where you seek chiropractic care, the doctor will draw from the science, philosophy, and art of Chiropractic to help heal your body.
Contact Matthews Chiropractic Center today to get on the road to improved spinal health and total body wellness.