So that is the million dollar question. I wish there was 1 simple explanation to cover all of chiropractic, but the fact is that there is not. Chiropractic is a science, a philosophy, and an art, which is why all chiropractors will give you a different definition when asked. The general goal of chiropractic is to detect and correct misalignments in the spine that may be causing problems in the body. I don't think I would find too many to disagree with that basic premise. If you are currently searching for a chiropractor or are currently a patient of mine, it really only matters if you agree with my philosophy or view of what chiropractic is and not the whole profession. If my goals for your health are in line with your goals for your health, then I should say we are a good match. With that in mind, here we go...
There are 4 basic principals to understand. First, we were designed to be self-healing, self-regulating organisms. Second, we have an innate intelligence within us. The nervous system is the master system that is used to express our innate intelligence. Interference of the nervous system leads to dis-ease in the body and a diminished expression of life.
My plan is to take each premise, and over the course of the next few weeks, explain the meaning of each. Hopefully once I am done with all 4 you will have a much better understanding of what chiropractic is and some confusion will be removed. The reason I'm not going to do it all in one sit down is because I don't like to cause eyeballs to glaze over and I want to make sure you can fully digest each morsel I give and taste it and appreciate it for what it is worth.
I look forward to hearing comments or suggestions on future topics, as well.