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Chiropractic is a health care profession, which helps you restore balance to your body, allowing your spine and nervous system to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery

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Understanding Chiropractic:
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What is chiropractic?

The World Federation of Chiropractic adopted the following definition in 2001:

Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

The Practice of Chiropractic focusses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the presentation and restoration of health. In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic recognise the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interests of the client.

In the last hundred or so years our knowledge about how the body works and our ideas of health and health care have grown. The actual practice of chiropractic has changed very little. Keep the body aligned (above down in BJ’s words) and it can regulate itself without external input (inside out!)
Chiropractic made simple
What we know about the body is this:
~ that the nervous system controls the body and all it’s functions.
~ The nervous system is housed and protected by the spine which also supports the body’s weight and movement
~ Interference to the running of the body be it due to physical, chemical or emotional stresses changes how the body adapts and works. Chiropractors call this a Subluxation.
~ Removal of this interference helps the body to heal itself and restore or rebalance to a healthier physiology
~ Chiropractors don’t treat or cure, we help you work more efficiently and teach you how to keep it that way.

Chiropractors work in different ways. Some will address only the bit that hurts. Some will address the spine only, and some will address your body as a whole. There are also different techniques used to adjust the spine and rebalance the body. None are better or worse, the trick is to find the person and the methods that suit you and your health goals.

Chiropractors are like the body’s mechanics.
If your body is a car that has to carry you through your life you have the choice of attending to it only when it breaks down or lovingly feeding it the right fuel and looking after the mechanics so you have a beautifully running concourse standard machine.
Chiropractic's challenge
Chiropractic has a long history of people trying to discredit it and what it does.

Chiropractors have gone to jail worldwide for practicing medicine without a licence, and even today in our more enlightened times Chiropractic and those who practice it are constantly challenged from within and without the profession. History shows us that people who work outside the ‘normal’ box or challenge common ideas are often treated as heretics or 'quacks'.

Chiropractic is no different. The future for chiropractic lies in more research to find out why it works so well for so many every day. I believe that the future will see a society that values health and wellness  more than disease and that Chiropractic  is a wonderful tool in educating and empowering people to make better choices for their own lifestyle and health.

If you are considering visiting a chiropractor for the first time, please read through
our FAQ page. This will help answer many of your questions.
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