What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a clinical science based on the biologic law of homeostasis (returning to balance), the theories and hypotheses dealing with the relationship between structure and function and how disturbance to this balance can lead to changes to health. The hypothesis that joint mal-position and dysfunction causes nervous system dysfunction is the basis for research, which is leading to new knowledge that shows the importance of chiropractic as a major system for health care.
How Does Chiropractic Work?
Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism who is always trying to return to homeostasis. Homeostasis is controlled by the nervous system, millions of instructions flow from the brain, down the spinal cord and out to every tissue and organ in your body. Signals are also sent back to the brain to confirm if your body is working correctly.
Joints with improper motion or position, called a subluxation, may interfere with this essential exchange of information by irritating the nerves and impacting on the function of tissues and organs supplied by these nerves.
Chiropractors utilise specific spinal adjustments to help improve the mind/body connections and assist the body in its' return to homeostasis. Improved health often results from a correctly functioning nervous system when subluxations are removed.