What is a Chiropractor? What is Alternative Medicine? These are common questions I would like to spend a few minutes of your time answering for you.
What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are trained specialists who help patients predominantly in healing the musculoskeletal system. Treatment is carried out without the use of medication, and often sought out to alleviate spine pain caused by an injury or trauma occurring over a long period of time. Patients regularly experience their chiropractic care is delivered with confidence, precision, and high level of personal attention. Each visit builds on the one before.
They are most well known for the hands-on technique they use adjusting imbalances in their patient's skeletal system, particularly the spine.
Chiropractors work with their patients to analyze and diagnose problems of the spine, nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems to help other body systems function properly.
A chiropractic adjustment will restore the balance to your nervous system, and restore the flow of energy and information throughout the body.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of recommending an exact force force in a precise direction, applied to a vertebra that is subluxated or out of alignment. The Chiropractor diagnoses the location of the subluxation, determines the perfect direction, and the best way to mend the dysfunction.
Chiropractic adjustments affect more than just the physical well-being. Many patients claim a feeling of comforting peace and relaxation after their adjustment.
Spinal manipulation has documented use as far back as Hippocrates and the ancient Egyptians. The techniques were typically handed down from generation to generation by families of health practitioners. Spinal manipulation is completed to restore joint play at dysfunctional joints and ultimately provide balance in the muscular skeletal system.
Once the restrictions are corrected there is more coordinated movement in the spine. This healing treatment is known to be safe and effective. In fact, spinal manipulation is among the most researched health care interventions, and research consistently indicate that it is safe.
Most Chiropractors in NYC have an holistic approach to healing and treatment, believing that comlications within these particular body systems lower a persons resistance to disease and affects how the rest of the body works. The term "Holistic" means to treat the body as a whole. A symptom such as lower back pain can be the result of many types of disorders in the body. Treating the body as a whole most often leads to long term health benefits.
For example, Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive holistic treatment that will reveal and correct your specific nutritional disorders. Adding personalized Holistic Nutrition Programs into your lifestyle, can significantly help to improve your body's immune system and get you feeling "healthy" quickly and painlessly.
What is Alternative Medicine?
Chiropractic treatment is usually associated with the term alternative medicine, which is defined as any health practice that takes the place of, or is incompatible with, conventional medicine. Often, people see chiropractors as an alternative to high risk or costly surgery that may not heal the original symptoms.
Treatments vary from taking medications by way of herbal treatments, spinal adjustments, aromatherapy, healing massage therapy, and stretching forms of exercise.
Alternative medicine is classified into five primary groups of study. These groups are mind-body medicine, energy medicine, biologically based practices, manipulative practices, and whole medical systems.
The idea behind alternative medicine is that the energy of the body needs to be in balance with the mind and soul. Alternative medicine is a broad category of healing and spirituality.
It takes into consideration some of the core teachings of Eastern medicine and combines it with clinical research and Western health care. Herbology, Chinese medicine, massage therapy, yoga, physical therapy, meditation, naturopathy, and Reiki healing contain some of the most popular areas of study and practice.
Chiropractor in NYC
Chiropractors have the same educational qualifications as other doctors and each state has an assigned Board of Chiropractic Examiners, who are obligated for qualifying and licensing them to practice on the state level. Chiropractors cannot perform surgery.
Please contact me for a free consultation regarding any situation that you may be in need of chiropractic care.
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Holistic Chiropractic Center
This page was last updated: May 7, 2013
"I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the quality and affect of your excellent care and how it has allowed me to not only sleep through the night with no discomfort, but also resume my very active lifestyle.
When I first came to you, I had a bad neck pain, shoulder, and low back pain. I could not only work out or run without injury, but I seldom slept through the night without waking up in pain.
I have been amazed with the effects of your treatment, as the pain slowly dissipated, I was able to resume running, biking, weight lifting, all without pain and discomfort.