Effective Weight Loss & Chiropractic Care
The continuing rise of obesity in world populations signals a health epidemic that although well-documented, has yet to be effectively resolved. For many people fad diets take the place of a real health food approach to nutrition that would naturally lead to weight loss. Typically, commercial enterprises will provide a system for weight loss that promises quick results for aesthetic purposes which unfortunately can lead to ill-health. For doctors of chiropractic, guiding patients towards healthier eating habits for reduction of body weight is a service that can be easily integrated into their practices.
By helping chiropractic patients lose weight much progress can be made towards preventing future problems with the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are trained to practice a therapy which treats the entire body, not just one single isolated part, and with that training comes a knowledge of nutrition, making them excellent candidates to fulfill a health care role that also includes weight loss supervision. By insuring that patients receiving adjustments to their musculoskeletal system are also conscious of what they’re eating to reduce their weight, the potential successful outcome of their chiropractic treatments are increased.
Combining weight loss with chiropractic care has other advantages as well. Weight loss is a billion dollar industry which continues to grow rapidly in response to the rising rates of obesity. The problem is that many weight loss programs are more focused on the bottom line than the future health of their customers. In a chiropractic clinic however, patients can trust that they are receiving advice that has their overall health in mind which also benefits the chiropractic clinic by extending the range of patients it can treat.
Holistic weight loss is an appealing approach for many overweight people who are cognizant of the risks involved with taking medication or following fad diets. As weight loss is a health service many people actively seek out in much greater numbers than those looking for chiropractic care, it is a great way to expand a chiropractic clinic's clientele. Because those who suffer from obesity also commonly have many related aches and pains due the over stressing of the musculoskeletal system, being introduced to chiropractic care can be a great relief for them while they begin a course in losing weight in a healthy manner overseen by their chiropractor.
Chiropractors can set up weight loss programs for their patients by following traditonal methods of establishing dietary rules to be followed that the patient agrees to. Furthermore, natural supplements can be prescribed which aid the loss of extra pounds.