Chiropractic wellness care - restoration and maintenance of health
There is a considerable difference between the chiropractic and the medical approach to health. The public is beginning to realize that the practice of medicine is essentially “crisis control” and is based on symptom attenuation and changing body chemistry. It is not health care. At best, there are only four viable options available to most family physicians when faced with a patient who has a health problem:
- Wait for it to go away on its own or “live with it.”
- Prescribe medication in the hope that this will minimize symptoms.
- Refer for surgery or other radical procedures.
Chiropractic, on the other hand, is primarily concerned with the restoration and maintenance of health. We need to think in terms of staying well. Real health is not just the absence of symptoms. Health is more than just a period between illnesses. Health is judged by the way your body adapts to its internal and external environment. For example, if a healthy body is exposed to a flu “bug” it should be able, if it’s working properly, to neutralize the effects of the “bug” without breaking down. If it cannot adapt, you get “sick.”