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Can Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Overall Wellness?

Find out how chiropractic adjustments improve overall wellness from Dr. Karen Erickson in this Howcast video.


Chiropractors are experts in health and wellness particularly because of their training but especially because of their philosophy of health care. Chiropractic is a vitalistic philosophy that understands that, the lack of disease does not mean that you're healthy. There is a spectrum of wellness that goes from disease to wellness.

In the traditional medical model you're either sick or you're not sick. The chiropractic really understands that there are shades of gray in between. That we really strive to get the body to function optimally, to adapt to its environment optimally so that you can maintain homeostasis and perfect health.

When you go to a medical doctor, they'll do an examination and they'll do a bunch of tests and at the end of it they'll let you know whether you're sick or not. If you're sick they'll treat you and everybody who has the same disease you have gets the same treatment. If you're not sick they say come back next year and we'll see if you're sick next year. Then if you are, we'll treat you next year but otherwise go home live your life.

Chiropractors have a much more vitalistic philosophy of health that really is sophisticated in that it looks at the structure of the body and relates that to how the body is functioning. We can give very general nutritional advice to patients. So that they can maintain optimal weight and optimal nutrition, focusing on a whole foods diet. We talk to our patients about the importance of enough sleep and doing certain mind body techniques so that they can recover from stress on an ongoing basis.

The founder of chiropractic famously once said, "The power that created the body, can heal the body." and the answer to this question is yes chiropractic can absolutely increase overall wellness and health.

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