09 Nov Debunking the top 5 chiropractic myths.
Chiropractic is the world’s largest drugless health profession and continues to change and transform millions of lives for the better. However, along the way, a handful of chiropractic myths have emerged that inhibit people’s understanding and therefore the inclusion of chiropractic into their regular health creating routine.
Let’s put these misunderstandings to rest and help millions more experience the incredible benefits that come from a clear brain – body connection.
1) Chiropractic is for bad backs.
The most common notion is that chiropractic is “good for bad backs” and nothing could be further from the truth. While it is true, if you have a condition or challenge that is a sign of diminishing health, chiropractic care will enhance your body’s ability to recover from that condition. However, if you’re using chiropractic as a treatment of a certain ailment then, you’re not utilising all of the benefits.
2) Chiropractic is a cure all.
Instead of backs, some people think chiropractic is a treatment for EVERYTHING from headaches, colic, asthma, heart disease and even cancer. Chiropractic is not a “cure-all;” in fact, it’s not a “cure-any.” Chiropractic merely helps establish a better brain-spine-nerve-body organ connection.
3) Once you go, you need to go forever.
Anything that is good for you should be done forever. If you learned what foods were best to fuel your body and be well, would you eat them for a short time or forever? Are you addicted to brushing your teeth or do you choose to keep them clean because you understand the inherent value in doing so?
Let’s just say it’s a good thing people don’t think the same thing about showering!
4) You will know when you need an adjustment.
The danger of this myth is that you cannot feel a spinal misalignment and the interference it creates in the nerve system. This imbalance that chiropractic corrects alters communication, affects health, and often it all happens without the presence of symptoms.
5) Chiropractic is for adults only.
Once you understand what chiropractic is truly about – you’ll realise the most important person to be under chiropractic care is a child.
Since chiropractic is not a therapy but a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and, since you can never know if you need an adjustment without being checked for pressure on the nerve system, make the proactive choice. Invest in your family’s long-term well-being by making time for everyone to have their nerve system checked and chiropractic delivered if needed.
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Dr Michael Bloom has a wide and varying interest in what it takes to live a healthy and happy life. He has over 20 years experience as a chiropractor in Europe and Australia and has attended over 40 post graduate seminars and courses. Currently he has a particular interest in the declining posture of society and the health implications associated with poor posture.