A holistic chiropractor believes our body has an innate power to heal itself when given the right conditions. They will work to create a custom healing plan for you based on the unique factors that are impacting both your body and mind.
What Do Chiropractors Do?
Chiropractors choose a natural path towards healing, without drugs. They focus on strengthening our literal back bone — the spine.
Our “nervous system controls every cell and organ” in the body. Chiropractors focus on strengthening the spine. They do so by making sure it is properly aligned. If this is not the case, the chiropractor will work on bringing the spine “back into alignment.”
The Physical Benefits Of Chiropractic Care
Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments help in the healing of several physical ailments. These include:
- Ear infections
- Blood pressure
- Surgery prevention
- Organ function
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Healthy pregnancy
- Poor posture
- Work/auto related injuries
- Slips and falls
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Athletic injuries
The Mental Benefits Of Chiropractic Care
There’s more to chiropractic healing than just the physical.
Research has shown that chiropractic care can also ease mental pain.
A study, published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research showed that of the 2818 patients getting chiropractic care:
- 76% reported an improvement in their mental/emotional pain
- 76% also reported feeling less stressed and an “increased life enjoyment in the months after receiving chiropractic care”
A significant reason why chiropractic care eases mental ailments is that it takes away physical pain.
Pain clouds our mind. It affects our mood and our emotional state because it stops us from focusing on anything except the part of our body that is causing us pain. Accordingly, relieving the body from physical pain will lead to mental relief too and more clarity to notice the positive things in our life.
The Benefits of Using a Holistic Chiropractor
Chiropractic care doesn’t end once you are out of the clinic’s doors.
A holistic chiropractor will show you the lifestyle changes you will need to adopt to make long-term improvements. This is why we at Loving Life Therapy value the importance of chiropractors who will opt for a holistic approach.
In working with a holistic chiropractor, you can expect a holistic plan — one that will not only focus on healing your pain but one that will get you to the root that is causing this pain, for it to be a long-term improvement.
Our body and mind are too complex and often, a problem is not caused but just one thing. With a holistic chiropractor, the root of the problem will be addressed from different angles to determine the factors that are leading to this pain.
Take severe tension in the neck for instance. You might think it is the result of too many hours spent sitting down and it could be. However, a holistic chiropractor might see that it is also the result of unaddressed tension, so a therapist could be recommended for you to resolve this chronic tension. Massage therapy could also be recommended or even lifestyle changes such as adopting meditation or exercise into your routine.
What To Expect From Your Holistic Chiropractor
A holistic chiropractor knows that all cases are unique and this is how you will be treated.
For your first appointment, you can expect a discussion where you share your medical history, any past treatments, your symptoms, your dietary habits and other points that are relevant. You should also bring x-rays during the first session for the holistic chiropractor to review them. If you don’t have any, you will be sent to get your x-rays done.
After the session, your holistic chiropractor will come up with a custom treatment for you. Nothing is mandatory here but you will be recommended other treatments, together with chiropractic care, to make the healing process an effective one.
Choosing The Holistic Route
When you go down the holistic route, you are choosing to restore balance in your body. In choosing a holistic chiropractor, you are giving your body the chance to heal itself. More than that, you are ensuring that you get to the root of the problem, so that you can stop this pain from taking over your life.