So your back hurts. Bad! You need to get it "fixed" now. And you turn to Google and type in "chiropractor". So the nearest is 10-minute drive away. You get your phone and dial the number, set an appointment to get "popped" or "cracked" – the more blunt and popular but incorrect way of looking at your doctor's appointment.
So your Chiropractor "adjusts" your back and tells you that you need to have so many sessions to get rid of the pain. Then, because your back has been bothering you for awhile, you follow his advise. As you go along the chiropractic treatment, you notice other health conditions you used to have start to disappear too !!! Headaches / migraines, PMS, acne, allergy, asthma, hearing problems, eye troubles, etc.
It's amazing, isn't it. There's more to chiropractic than just helping your back pain. The logic is simple: your spine is like a bridge (or communication pathway) of nerves from the brain to your organs and vice-versa. If the bridge is impeded, then communication is altered, and your organs suffer.
What chiropractors do is correct this communication problems by putting back your spine in its proper alignment.
Chiropractors don't claim that they have the answer to all illnesses in the world though. There are other factors that cause dis-ease in the body (more commonly called interferences), such as nutrition, emotions, toxins, stress, electromagnetic pollution (such as radiation coming from cellphones). Regular hiropractors correct the structural part (your spine, joints, and ligaments problem) and can greatly help in giving you advice on diet and nutrition.
Once the structure and nutritional problems are corrected, patients often find that majority of their health problems disappear. For some, this is "enough", they are contented. But for some who strive for total wellness (meaning not taking care of the other interferences to health and wellness), their goal is to feel like a million bucks! Remember how light your body felt when you were in your 20s? That's it! This is not that impossible to achieve!
The Secret is in holism. The body is not a machine that one can approach piece by piece. It is complex and all the aspects are interconnected. Remember how after a stressful day gave you a headache? For sure that headache didn't just appear by coincidence. A physiological manifestation of a psychological problem.
Are there chiropractors out there that approach health and wellness holistically? Sure! Although they still maintain that they don't have the answer to all the dis-ease conditions known to mankind, these holistic practitioners can best guide you towards achieving your health potential (meaning the healthiest you can be).
Holistic Chiropractors usually deal with correcting the subluxations (or misalignment) of the spine, providing guidance on diet and nutrition, doing emotional release techniques, lifestyle modification, guidance on exercise, detox programs, and a lot more.
Chiropractors, such as Dr. James C. Weaver CCEP, DC, trained in approaching health and wellness holistically can also guide you on finding out the priority problem that your body wants to take care of in a particular time and order.
For more information on the holistic approach to wellness, you may visit the following website: http://www.secretsofhealth.net