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How To: Understand How Chiropractic Helps the Circulatory System

By Dr. Molly Casey

Chiropractic and Circulation

Life is dependent on movement. To physically move is to grow and be alive. The opposite of movement is stagnation. To be stagnant means no current or flow, to be in one spot. Movement is the foundation of every aspect of health and how your mind, body, and spirit or personality function. To be the healthiest version of yourself and to experience the most abundance you can, you must promote movement.

One system in the body that most obviously needs movement is your circulatory system. What is it and how does regular chiropractic care facilitate optimal function within the body and circulatory system?

The Circulatory System

Circulation is the movement to and from or around something. The circulation system includes the heart and its chambers, arteries and veins, and the lungs, its lobes and capillaries. The structures within this system move blood, nutrients and waste throughout the body to and from the appropriate places.

The quality of your health and life depends on the level of functioning in this system. The better and more efficient your tissues receive clean blood, nutrients and oxygen, the better your body is able to utilize these foundational building blocks to achieve whatever function requires them. The slower and more unclean these building blocks, the lower quality of function results.

There are many facets to improving the function of the circulatory system, including deep breathing exercises, clean and proper water, quality whole food, and consistent exercise. There is something else as well: regular chiropractic care.

Chiropractic and Circulation

Chiropractic adjustments promote proper movement and flow; this is circulation. The nervous system is your communication system -- it’s the brain, the spinal cord, and the miles of nerves that run throughout the body. The brain and body communicate through this system. Everything in your body -- even the heart, lungs, and the work they perform -- functions as a result of this communication system. Thus, the circulatory system relies on the communication that runs through the nervous system, which benefits from chiropractic care.

The spine houses the nervous system. If the spine is moving improperly or less than optimally, it can interfere with the function of the communication system in a multitude of ways, both known and unknown. The primary focus of regular chiropractic care is to promote the optimal level of nervous system communication by keeping the spine as healthy and properly mobile as possible.

The chiropractic adjustment indirectly promotes optimal circulatory system function by supporting the foundation of all life, which is the nervous system communication. When the chiropractic adjustment is delivered, the muscles attached to the specific areas can loosen, which also promotes the flow and movement of waste in the lymphatic system, and flow of blood in and out of specific areas of the body. Maintaining proper range of motion of the spine also facilitates better function and movement of the whole body; this facilitates people being able to move and exercise better as a whole throughout their daily life. Moving your body is imperative to the health and function of the circulatory system; it’s not rocket science.

Life and health are about circulation and movement. Chiropractic is about movement and optimizing your quality of life. Look to move more in your life. Look to engage with behaviors and experiences that promote movement and the quality of your life will increase.

Come in and see the doctors at The Joint Chiropractic to see how we can help you to keep moving more and living better.

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