These days, many people are turning away from traditional medicine, and turning to a more natural approach to health care. With the high costs and potential dangers of prescription medications, less and less people are willing to take chances with their bank accounts or their health.
The fact is, any time a more natural approach to health care can be taken, the risks of side effects, high costs, and possible reactions or addictions to medications, is greatly reduced. And what’s more, the benefits of alternative treatments far outweigh the long-term effects of taking chemicals to solve a health issue.
This article will focus on the benefits of Chiropractic care, and how this natural alternative method of health care can not only improve specific issues, but your overall health.
As you probably already know, Chiropractic treatments are becoming more and more popular. You probably have friends or family members who have sought treatment from a Chiropractor, for common issues like neck or back pain. But what many people don’t know, is that Chiropractic care involves more than just treating a specific issue or symptom. Chiropractic care is all about treating the whole body, even if symptoms only appear in a certain area.
Before we get into the nitty gritty about all of the health benefits Chiropractic care can lead to, it’s important to understand, from a Chiropractor’s point of view, how everything within the body is connected, and where it all begins.
The spine and central nervous system are where it all starts, good or bad. Chiropractors know that if there are problems with the spine – misalignments commonly referred to as subluxations, the effects can be wide-reaching. You may be surprised to realize that subluxations can cause more than just pain and stiffness – they can lead to problems through all of the systems within the body. Why? Well, inflammation is the culprit.
Inflammation can interfere with how the signals between the spinal cord and the central nervous system communicate. And if there is a communication breakdown, the brain’s ability to analyse and process signals properly can lead to breakdowns all over the body, not just the back or neck.
The Wellness Philosophy
Unlike in years past, when Chiropractic care was considered to be a treatment mainly for back or neck pain, these days, patients, and the health community are fast realizing that there are so many more benefits to the treatments. Let’s take a look at some of the health benefits you can reap by having regular Chiropractic care:
Improved Immune System Function
The immune system is directly responsible for fending off nasty invaders like bacteria and viruses. Patients who receive regular Chiropractic treatments report a reduction in the number of colds and flus they experience throughout a typical year. Why? Well, as noted above, it’s all about communication between the spine, and the central nervous system. And since the immune system takes its signals from the central nervous system, it makes sense that when the spine is sending the right signals, the central nervous system also sends right signals!
Increased Energy and Stamina
Chiropractic care can lead to an increase in energy and stamina for a number of reasons. Obviously the biggy is that when a person is not in pain, they just feel like doing more throughout the day. But there’s more to it than just that. In fact, it’s about how Chiropractic treatment can help reduce certain chemicals in the body (called inflammatory cytokines), and help the body eliminate waste, which in turn will lead to the body functioning as it should, which leads to an increase in energy and stamina.
Better Blood Pressure
Studies have proven that Chiropractic treatment, even just a single treatment, was as effective at reducing blood pressure, as two of the most popular medications available today. That’s amazing! And even better, just a single treatment lead to a reduced blood pressure over more than a six month period. Ask yourself why you’d want to take drugs every day, over and over, when you could see the same results in a single natural treatment!
Resolves ‘Hidden’ Conditions
For many people, feeling run down, sore and achy all over their body just seems like a part of life and ageing. But it can also be caused by an undiagnosed or ‘hidden’ condition, such as fibromyalgia, which is in fact very difficult to diagnose. But patients who report either just the symptoms of such a condition, or even patients who have been diagnosed, report a marked reduction in symptoms after receiving Chiropractic treatment. This ties back to the other health benefits listed above, because when a person feels good, they have more energy, and better blood pressure!
Promotes Better Sleep
Patients who receive regular Chiropractic treatments report better and deeper sleep. And we could all use that right? There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning all night, watching the clock, when you could be snoozing away, sawing logs for a good solid eight hours. If you suffer from sleep problems, try Chiropractic treatments, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results.
There are so many more benefits to be had by receiving Chiropractic treatments – the list goes on and on. The main thing to consider is this – there are so many conditions that range from physical to emotional, that can be the result of something as simple as a misalignment within the spine. Your body is a like a well oiled machine, but if one of the cogs in the machine is broken, the whole machine starts to run properly.
If you suffer from any health conditions and you’d like to try a safer, more natural approach to treating them, why not book an appointment at BROADWAY AT YEW Chiropractic & Massage? We offer a wide range of healthcare options for you, that will leave your entire body feeling refreshed and invigorated, in as little as one treatment!
And for our Regular Patients, when your neck or back pain is healed, the reasons above are why we want to continue to see you periodically for Maintenance! We care about you now, and what your health is like for you in the future! Call or email today!