Chiropractic is unlike any other approach to health. Let’s find out what makes chiropractic unique.
Chiropractic does not involve medication — prescription or over-the-counter. Doctors of chiropractic know that many medications only cover up symptoms rather than correct the underlying cause of a problem. Medication often masks the root of the problem. In addition, medications pose a litany of hazardous side effects, further impeding wellness.
Chiropractic is founded on the principle that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. As long as the systems of the body are in balance, the individual will remain disease-free.
Unlike other health-care professionals, doctors of chiropractic do not claim to heal patients. Instead, they assist patients in removing obstacles on their road to wellness. Examples of these obstacles include poor nutrition, negative stress, lack of exercise, environmental pollutants, unnecessary medication, cigarette smoke, poor sleep, inadequate hydration and vertebral subluxations.
Once these obstacles are cleared away, the body is allowed to function at optimal capacity. It may be impossible to remove all the barriers to wellness; however, the more a patient can remove, the better his or her chances of living a vibrant, high-energy and happy life.