Why Chiropractic is a Primal Approach to Healthcare
By Michael Cole
Over recent decades, traditional medical care has become increasingly bogged down in mechanical, bureaucratic processes with confusing requirements. Patients are often treated like units in a factory and given tired, old, and conventional views on health.
This situation would at least be more tolerable if traditional medical care was effectively keeping people healthy. Unfortunately, statistics show this isn’t the case as more and more Americans suffer from chronic diseases directly related to the Standard American Diet (SAD) and outmoded concepts of exercise and fitness.
In contrast is chiropractic care. While relatively new and always searching for support in mainstream medical thinking, chiropractic therapy continues to gain supporters as evidence-based studies confirm its effectiveness as a method for relieving and managing musculoskeletal pain.
What Does Chiropractic Do?
Chiropractic therapy offers patients a natural approach to health because it focuses on restoring the body’s own innate ability to heal itself. It accomplishes this simply by removing the obstacles blocking the free expression of health in the body. The body, when it is in its natural condition of health, is in a state which science terms homeostasis. Homeostasis means that all the complex, integrally-working systems of the body are in balance with one another. This homeostatic balance is often disturbed by traditional medical practice which prescribes powerful drugs that can overload one bodily system or suppress another. Surgery is another way that traditional medicine can upset the body’s natural state of balance, both through anesthesia and the invasive cutting into the body.
Physical fitness is also viewed differently from the chiropractic perspective in comparison to traditional medicine. Traditional medical suggestions regarding physical fitness focus on overtraining and chronic cardio, despite research having proven that 20 percent of maximum effort is the safest and most effective way to improve fitness.
Chiropractic care such as that offered by The Joint Chiropractic focuses on keeping the musculoskeletal system in its natural alignment. which leads to natural movements. When the body is able to move naturally the benefits from simple exercises, such as walking three to five hours a week, are maximized so they accrue in the most efficient manner possible. Combining such a walking program with twice-weekly functional bodyweight workouts, and once-weekly high intensity workouts, leads to physical fitness in a smart and direct fashion that anyone can do. Not only does such a chiropractic recommended exercise program keep you fit, but it also is designed to eliminate aches, pains, migraine headaces, and stomach issues.
The Joint offers appointment-free health care without the hassle of insurance to its patients, with weekend and extended weekday hours.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Clayton, Mo.