We are often asked what the benefits of chiropractic are beyond getting rid of pain. A lot of patients seek out a chiropractor for pain relief, but we like to educate patients on how adjustments can tune up the immune system, can help reduce stress, among many other benefits. The following article goes into more details about all the amazing effects of chiropractic adjustments!
Many are confused about the benefits and value of chiropractic treatment. Dr. Billy DeMoss, a chiropractor with a practice in Newport Beach, believes chiropractic is vastly underutilized.
He’s also the founder Cal Jam, one of the largest chiropractic teaching events in the world. “I will have the privilege of speaking there later this year. Many will only consider chiropractic when they have back or neck pain, but its scope actually goes far beyond that.”
“I try to get people to understand that your nervous system and your brain control every function of your body,” he says.
“When we have a condition in chiropractic we call subluxation, which is misalignment or dysfunction in the spine as far as mobility is concerned, it can cause nerve interference, which will interfere with the expression of intelligence that flows over the spinal cord and nerves.
It can contribute not only causing pain that most people perceive as a chiropractic problem but also can cause organs not to function 100 percent.”
Chiropractic as Preventive Medicine
Research by Dr. Dean Harrison and others suggests chiropractic treatments can help prevent progressive spinal degeneration, i.e. osteoarthritis or disc disease. Just like regular dental care will prolong the useful life of your teeth, getting regular chiropractic treatments can do the same for your spine.
Your spinal column, the vertebrae, and the discs, also protect your most delicate and important system — your nervous system — and impingements can contribute to a number of health problems and ailments.
According to DeMoss, anything you do to protect and nurture our spine will promote “greater expression of nerve intelligence” and “a higher vibrancy in health.”
“Healthcare is really about doing everything you can to get the body back in alignment, not only chemically but also spiritually and mentally.
Many times if there’s nerve interference lowering the expression and function of organs, it can contribute to the body not functioning at 100 percent, which leaves it more susceptible to, as we in chiropractic say, ‘Dis-Ease’ and then the body becomes sick or symptomatic.
What we like to do is look at the individual holistically and see what’s going on with their nervous system. “
A Brief History of Chiropractic
Daniel David “D.D.” Palmer is considered the father of chiropractic. He opened the first chiropractic school in 1897. In 1910, the Flexner Report, which was funded by the Carnegie and the Rockefeller Foundations, set a new tone for medicine and led to the systematic undermining of natural medicine.
How Children Can Benefit From Chiropractic
Children typically don’t come in for pain issues, but rather your typical childhood problems such as earaches, allergies, and asthma, for example.
“Children are healing machines. As long as you get things properly lined up, their metabolism and capacity to heal is in there,” he says.“Sometimes you need to do more than cleaning up the diet and adjusting it.
Sometimes they need to be detoxified, whether it was from some type of possible toxic vaccine or from eating toxic foods. You’ve got glyphosate from GMOs …. preservatives … food colorings and additives … bromines.
You’ve got all these different things that can contribute to lowering the vibration of that patient’s healing potential, i.e. children …
It’s sad because I’ll see kids that come to me and it’s the same story over and over. It’s like, ‘He’s on his 12th round of antibiotics,’ and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Why would you continue to do something if it didn’t work the first, second, third, or even fourth time? Why do you keep doing it?’
I’ve never taken an antibiotic. I’m fortunate. I wouldn’t take it unless I was on my death bed. The microbiome has become a hot topic lately. I’ve always known about that … When you just indiscriminately use an antibiotic … you’re destroying part of your … immune function.
The more antibiotics these kids take, the weaker their immune systems and the worse the symptoms get. That’s what I do as a chiropractor. I’m really good about adjusting. But I’m really an articulate teacher. I make it so that people can understand it.”
Not All Chiropractors Have the Same Philosophy
According to DeMoss, “chiropractic is like brushing your teeth;” it’s something you need to do on a regular basis to maintain the life of your spine, because regular activities, such as chronic sitting, can contribute to its functioning less than optimally.
By Dr. Mercola