Do you only go to see your chiropractor after you are hurting? And, after you get hurt, do you wait a few days or weeks to finally go in? My suggestion is that there needs to be a paradigm shift in how your chiropractor fits in as part of your healthcare team.
Maintenance tune-ups are just as important for our bodies as they are for our cars. Now, I know that in the past chiropractic has been seen as a “once you start you have to go 2 times a week for the rest of your life” kind of thing. We do believe in lifetime chiropractic care for all, but the goal at our clinic is to get you to a point where we only need to see you every 1-3 months depending on your goals and constitution. This would be part of your regular routine like your yearly physical, or going to the dentist.
At The Elements of Health we follow the Applied Kinesiology model of the triad of health (physical/structural, biochemical/nutritional, emotional/spiritual). This allows for individualized, holistic care that helps you to be more and more robust over time and supports you in reaching your goals.
The foundation of chiropractic is to help balance your nervous system. Basically this is how our body receives, interprets, and responds to all stimuli. Through injury, poor biomechanics, genetics, diet, emotional trauma, this process can get altered and lead to you not feeling your best. Chiropractic assists your body in coming back to homeostasis (balance). Chiropractic care is a catalyst that points your body in a direction or asks it to pay attention to a certain thing and then you do the healing.
Our bodies want to be in balance and healthy. All of the symptoms we have are signals from our body that it is struggling to balance and needs some help. In chiropractic we refer to this as innate intelligence – this is the inborn desire to be healthy and robust. In modern terms this is the idea of homeostatic forces constantly balancing our bodies biochemistry, muscle tone, cranial nerve firing, proprioception, etc.
I see a world where we are all being supported in being as happy and healthy as we can. I believe everyone should have a chiropractor as part of their healthcare team. If you haven’t seen your chiropractor recently, it’s time.