The Chiropractic Lifestyle

By Mha Atma S. Khalsa, DC

Chiropractic and the “chiropractic lifestyle” are about promoting healthy and balanced systems in the body, to move each person towards optimal health. 

As this occurs, pain and other unwanted symptoms tend to diminish and disappear. 

Chiropractic does not treat pain directly, but instead aims to correct and dispel imbalance, poor function, and stress in the body, thereby removing the cause of pain. 

Of course, when you are suffering from pain or other unpleasant symptoms, our primary mission is to help you experience relief as rapidly as possible. AND the vision and purpose of our chiropractic efforts is to help you move toward a state of balance and proper function in their body, so that you will leave pain and other symptoms behind and experience the fulfillment of excellent and lasting health. 

Chiropractic adjustments perform a unique function in releasing restrictions or “stuck” joints in the spine that cause stress and irritation to the nervous system. This promotes improved function of every system in the body, including the brain. Chiropractic adjustments are the only treatment that restores good spinal function and relieves that disturbance in the nervous system caused by “subluxations” (stuck spinal joints). Normal spinal motion is a prerequisite for normal brain and nerve system function. 

However, since chiropractic is about promoting and manifesting healthy and balanced systems in the body, more than just chiropractic adjustments are needed to help you achieve optimum health. What is needed is the “chiropractic lifestyle,” which includes chiropractic treatment plus good nutrition, good posture, appropriate exercise, adequate rest, daily methods to release stress and tension, and emotional support through loving relationships with family and friends.   

Obviously, it may be difficult, for many reasons beyond our control, to consistently follow all the important aspects of the chiropractic lifestyle.  Chiropractic adjustments can, to some degree, compensate for our imperfections because they release the spinal and neurological stress caused by past traumas and by past and present physical, chemical, and emotional life stresses. The chiropractic lifestyle is an ongoing “work in progress,” and the more we can fully integrate the chiropractic lifestyle into our daily life, the more we will experience its full benefits. 

Chiropractic adjustments are a vital component, but only one component, of the chiropractic lifestyle, which in its totality leads toward good and lasting health.