What is Chiropractic?

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is based on the law of biology that the human body has the ability to be healthy, and to get well. Often called the law of homeostasis, it is the body’s ability to be well within itself and within it’s environment.

Chiropractic draws on the theory of physiology that the nervous system, composed of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and the sense organs, controls and coordinates all other organs and structures, and relates the individual to its environment.

Chiropractic maintains that relationship between the integrity and health of the nervous system, and the integrity and health of the individual.

Chiropractic is based on the premise that a loss of spinal framework integrity can relate to loss of nervous system integrity. The association of framework dysfunction and nervous system dysfunction is called a subluxation.

The chiropractor adjusts the subluxated vertebrae which allows the nervous system to function and the body to heal.

Research shows that the chiropractic adjustment stimulates the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for cognition, planning, decision making, self control.  It’s like the conductor in an orchestra because it makes everything work in rhythm.

Research shows that the chiropractic adjustment also stimulates the cerebellum, which is in control of your fine motor movements.  It is also in control of fear and pleasure responses, paying attention, and language.