Natural Wellness: A Dana Point, CA Chiropractor’s Perspective
When many of us think about chiropractic care, we think of seeking a way to alleviate back or neck pain. While these types of conditions can respond well to chiropractic care, the goal of chiropractic care is actually to improve and maintain overall health and wellbeing. When you visit the Dana Point Chiropractors at PCH Chiropractic they see all parts of your health as interconnected and use their ability to realign the spine to improve a number of conditions. In fact, many people who suffer from asthma are able to find relief through chiropractic when they have their spine adjusted and receive an improvement to the function of their nerve systems.
What Role Does Chiropractic Care Play in Wellness?
Chiropractic has long been at the forefront of the wellness movement, with chiropractors, as early as the 1900s, preaching the importance of preventative health. The primary role that chiropractic plays in the striving for wellness is based on an anatomical fact. It’s the fact that all functions in the human body are under the master control of the brain and nerve system.
Health depends on 100% function in the body. As stated in Gray’s Anatomy, the purpose of the brain and nerve system is to control and coordinate every cell, tissue, and organ in the human body. Our bodies can only function as well as our nerve system is functioning. Therefore, wellness means doing little things for your health every day.
The brain and nerve system control 100% of the body’s functions, and chiropractic specializes in the brain and nervous system. Chiropractic ensures there is minimal interference to the expression of the nervous system. Since the brain runs everything, it must be able to communicate with all parts of the body. The brain’s connection to the body is the nervous system. The nervous system carries all the brain’s messages to the body to control all our functions.
The spine houses the nerve system and is designed to protect the delicate nerves as they exit the spine. These nerves carry the messages to the body from the brain and vice-versa. However, changes in the spinal alignment, called vertebral subluxations, place undue stress, pressure, and tension upon these delicate nerves and alter the vital messages coming to and from the brain. Subluxations can act like a dimmer switch that’s turned down. They reduce the energy and communication coming from the brain. If the organs at the other end of the nerves (electrical wire) don’t get the energy they need, it causes dysfunction and disease in the body.
Subluxations alter function in the body. The altered or aberrant function will therefore mean that the body cannot operate at a state of 100% function. A body not functioning at its best cannot be in its best health. A body not in its best health is not in a state of wellness.
Doctors of Chiropractic are the only doctors specializing in the location and correction of subluxations. The channels of communication between the brain and body are restored by gently correcting subluxations. This then restores normal function. Normalized function translates into a higher state of health. Anything that restores and improves health contributes to wellness, which is how chiropractic helps patients with wellness in such a dramatic fashion.
The doctors at PCH Chiropractic that serve the Dana Point and San Clemente communities are experts in Chiropractic Wellness Care. They have over 40 years of combined experience in Chiropractic Wellness care. They are wellness chiropractic patients themselves and get adjusted regularly at PCH Chiropractic. Millions of patients all over the world are adjusted every day, and it’s been estimated that most of those are actually receiving Chiropractic Wellness care.
How to Maintain Wellness
The human body depends on the following to maintain itself in a state of normal function:
Eliminate nerve supply, and you perish within moments. Interfere with ts slowly over time, like from subluxations, and the body will also deteriorate, but much more slowly. Make sure your nerve supply remains uninterrupted by having experts like Drs. Palmer and Catherine Peet at PCH Chiropractic check your and your family’s spines regularly.
The human body can only live about three days with water. Drink lots of water, but also be sure that your water source is clean and not full of chlorine, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, etc. The Doctors at PCH Chiropractic can help ensure that you drink good water.
You can live only about 40 days without food. What you eat becomes a part of what you are. You literally become what you eat. Eat junk, and you become junk. Eat well, and you become well. The Doctors at PCH Chiropractic can help coach you to ensure you are eating clean, giving your body only things that promote wellness.
Every movement is an improvement. Almost weekly, some new study is published about the benefits of exercise. Some forms of exercise are better than others, and the Doctors at PCH Chiropractic can help you decide what form of exercise best fits your body and your path to wellness.
Prayer has been proven to improve health. A positive attitude and proper mindfulness can go a long way toward improving one’s state of wellness. Your thoughts can affect your physiology, and the Doctors at PCH Chiropractic can help you steer your thoughts in such a way as to promote mental hygiene.
All the updated research shows that sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health every day. The goal is to sleep 7-8 hours per night. Sleep is as crucial for human beings as air and water. Chiropractic research has shown to enhance sleep quality. Moreover, the Doctors at PCH Chiropractic will teach you about optimal sleep positions and things you can do at home to catch better zzzs.
Chiropractic Wellness Studies
One such study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research pointed to improved health and wellness measures even in asymptomatic patients:
Asymptomatic Persons Benefit from Chiropractic Care
A review of the literature was conducted using the terms “asymptomatic,” “normal,” “pain-free,” “healthy,” or “free from physical injury.” The author concluded,
“The data reviewed lend support to the contention that chiropractic adjustments, often for the purpose of correcting vertebral subluxation, confer measurable health benefits to people regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms. A significant amount of preliminary evidence supports that people without symptoms can benefit from chiropractic care. Improved function can be objectively measured in asymptomatic individuals following chiropractic care in a number of body systems often by relatively non-invasive means. It is plausible that chiropractic care may be of benefit to every function of the body and have the potential for long-term, overall health benefit to those receiving chiropractic care.”
Hannon SM: Objective physiologic changes and associated health benefits of chiropractic adjustments in asymptomatic subjects: A review of the literature. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ April 26, 2004 ~ Pages 1-9.
Another study done at Parker College in Texas showed that wellness chiropractic patients spend less than 1/3 of the national average on their own healthcare and have about 50% fewer visits to allopathic doctors.
A University of Lund study showed that Chiropractic Wellness patients have higher levels of antioxidants in their blood which may relate to better cell regeneration and improved aging outcomes.
Wellness Chiropractic Patients have reported improvements in sleep, mental state, blood pressure, digestion, stress, nervousness, and many others.
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