Since its discovery in 1895 the fundamental principles upon which chiropractic is based have changed little. However, what have changed are the levels of skill and knowledge that today’s chiropractors possess.
The training of chiropractors, although still grounded in the philosophy of their founding fathers, has evolved to the highest standards. Chiropractors now lead the way in an approach to health care that focuses on facilitating full expression of each individual’s inborn potential.
Your chiropractor achieves this with natural, safe and gentle techniques which are applied across an affordable programme of care. These techniques are delivered with the intention of restoring, maintaining and then optimising nervous system function so that you and your family have the greatest opportunity to be at your best.
Your chiropractor ascribes to the idea that prevention is better than cure, and that pursuing you optimum health is the key to achieving balance, wellness, and the highest quality of life.
Your chiropractor’s primary goal is not simply to alleviate the pain that is often experienced in and around the back, although that is often one of the beneficial side-effects of chiropractic care.
Instead, he/she will strive to ensure that the complex ‘communication highway’ within the spinal column, called the nervous system, is able to accurately relay information back and forth between all parts of the body and the brain. This is achieved by restoring, maintaining and then optimising the function of your back and neck, which together are referred to as the spinal column.
The free flow of information across your nervous system is made all the more important in light of recent research findings.
Studies have now shown that the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems are so interconnected that they are better thought of as one system over which the central nervous component is the master controller. The traditional separation of mental processes from the body has proven to be invalid.
By having your spinal and nervous system function at or near peak performance your body is allowed to fully express its inborn ability to heal and you are more likely to achieve unity of body, mind, and spirit. In this way your body is given the best chance of healing itself, as nature intended, and you have the best opportunity to express and experience life to its fullest.
Such natural healing is the product of what your chiropractor calls innate, or inborn, intelligence.