An accurate definition of health is central to understanding chiropractic wellness care. In our society today, health is often an improperly used term. Many people perceive health as “feeling good, without any pain or symptoms”; but it is much more than that.
Health is really about one thing – function.
How well you are functioning determines how truly well you are. Health and wellness are about more than just ‘feeling good’; they are about functioning at your ultimate potential. When your body is functioning at 100%, you have the innate ability to adapt to anything that occurs in your environment and you can continually maintain optimal health.
Ill health results from an inability to adapt to stressors (i.e. a weakened immune system, stress, etc.) and the result is decreased functionality. Events like car accidents and physical traumas are often out of your control, but how you are functioning and adapting to your environment on a daily basis is completely within your power. Therefore, the choice to be healthy or unhealthy is ultimately under your control.
Genetics and bad luck are not to blame, and are often used as an excuse in the health care community. Have you ever wondered why when there is a “flu outbreak” not everyone gets sick? It is because only those who have lost the ability to adapt are susceptible to illness. Those of us that are functioning at a higher level deal with the virus without even knowing about it.
This is Where Chiropractic is Different…
We understand that you cannot focus on sickness and disease and expect health and wellness to prevail. Merely treating symptoms and refusing to look at the body as a whole, self-healing system is a harmful mistake that is all too common. In our office, we take a broader approach to your health, and look at how you are functioning rather than just asking how you are feeling.
At Family First Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we help restore and maintain your health and wellness by working to remove the cause of your problem. This is done through two main areas. First, the Chiropractic Adjustment removes subluxations so your body can continue to function naturally. Secondly, we will help you adopt a healthy lifestyle through our Wellness Workshops and patient education that will keep you not only feeling well, but functioning well every day!
Because it is so effective at pain-based and pathological conditions, one of the most overlooked aspects of chiropractic care is that it enhances personal and athletic performance.
Studies have shown that Chiropractic Care:
- Reduces inflammatory cytokines
- Boosts your immune system
- Enhances pulmonary function
- Decreases mental and oxidative stress
- Relieves muscle tension
- And can naturally increase your energy-levels
Studies have even proven objectively and subjectively, that chiropractic patients experience “overall increased bodily function,” which includes bowl regularity and mental clarity. So, because chiropractic adjustments help place your body in the position where it can heal itself – chiropractic care can free your immune system up to focus on keeping you healthy, which enhances your ability to think, move and perform.