Your body is a world in itself. At this very moment, more than a million chemical reactions are taking place in your body. It manufactures energy, it regulates your heartbeat, your breathing and it regenerates and heals itself. Everything takes place without your conscious knowledge, without you controlling it voluntarily. The master system that controls it all is your nervous system.
The nervous system is made out of your brain, spinal cord and all your nerves.
The energy that flows through your nervous system in your body is like electricity. In order to have that electric flow normally and freely, we need to have a well functioning spine. Whenever you have disruption of that flow, disease happens. That would be the case when your spine is misaligned or is not moving properly.
Did you know that 90% of stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine?
The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy is available for thinking, metabolism and healing.
This is why it is so important to have a healthy spine, a proper posture, to exercise, to eat properly – all of it truly matters for your quality of life.
Chiropractors localise the areas of your spine that do not move properly – referred to as vertebral subluxations – and adjust them with a specific high speed, but yet gentle, thrust to improve spinal motion.
The benefits of chiropractic care are numerous:
1) Chiropractic care helps alleviate headaches
Cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.
Chronic headaches can result from the abnormal positioning of the head and can be worsened from neck pressure and movement. Chiropractic removes the interference whether it may be from the distant muscle tightness in the back causing strain on your spine or an abnormal lordotic cervical curve and moving vertebrae.
Chiropractic care can reduce the duration of headaches, lower their intensity when they do occur and limit the frequency of their occurrence all together.
2) Stimulates the immune system
One of the most important studies showing the positive effect chiropractic care can have on the immune system and general health was performed by Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University. Dr. Pero measured the immune systems of people under chiropractic care as compared to those in the general population and those with cancer and other serious diseases.
In his initial three-year study of 107 individuals who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more, the chiropractic patients were found to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases. The immune system superiority of those under chiropractic care did not diminish with age.
Dr. Pero stated: “When applied in a clinical framework, I have never seen a group other than this chiropractic group to experience a 200% increase over the normal patients. This is why it is so dramatically important. We have never seen such a positive improvement in a group.”
3) Chiropractic care can improve communication from your brain to your muscles
Research seems to show that chiropractic care can improve your brain-body communication, helping your brain to be more aware of what is going on in the body so it can control your body better.
Better health, more energy and vitality are some of the positive effects of getting your spine adjusted. It sets your vertebrae back into motion freeing up the energy that travels through your nerves.
Chiropractic care is a partnership. The results patients want is a combination of what the chiropractor does and what the patient does.
There are many good things that can be changed and improved for a better lifestyle: exercise, good nutrition, good mental attitude and spinal adjustments.
Your whole body will work better by having your nervous system free of interference. That is the essence of chiropractic care and is designed for you and your family.
By Sandra Genest-Boudreau | Christophe O. Alves
Sandra Genest-Boudreau is French-Canadian, who graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1990 before coming to the Algarve in 2002. She is passionate about adjusting all her patients, particularly children. Christophe Alves graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) UK, and has a special interest in Sport Chiropractic. Algarve Quiroprática clinic: EN125 in Pêra | 282 312 853 | 969 397 375
Licença da ERS n.º 17485/2019 de 11-06-2019