Chiropractic’s role in wellness
Chiropractic gets to the root of the problem by addressing the body’s core: the central nervous system. Restoring the spine to its normal functioning position, a patient can enjoy:
• Renewed vitality and sense of well-being
• Increased ability to focus
• Improved immune function
• Better sleep quality
• Greater range of motion
Chiropractic has evolved as a sought-after alternative medicine that stems from dedicated medical study. Chiropractic students in Australia undergo similar training as medical students in their first two years of medical school. They study anatomy, physiology, neurology, and the other sciences that relate to the human body. After the first two years, chiropractic studies focus on manual and physical treatment protocols – such as manual adjustment, soft tissue therapy, and trigger point therapy – while medical students move on to individual specialties. Both groups of students are highly trained in their areas of expertise.
Today’s chiropractors utilize physical therapy, nutritional counseling, acupuncture, and herbal therapies for a truly holistic approach. They also recognize the importance of partnering with their colleagues in the medical profession in order to provide overall wellness for their patients.
The goal of a physician is to provide health and wellness advice and care to patients. When those patients suffer from pain, discomfort, reduced joint flexibility, lack of clarity in thinking, fatigue with no medical explanation, and increased emotional sensitivity, a chiropractic evaluation should be suggested. By working together to utilize the strengths of each link in the healthcare chain, we can all contribute to optimum health for the people who rely on us.