Good health isn’t just about the food we eat and exercise. Health encompasses many factors, such as general lifestyle, your career, relationships, mental well-being, spirituality.
But one thing we don’t really consider is our spine and all the nerves that make our internal organs work.
The body is amazing. The ability to heal if you let it. At times, you may need to seek assistance from alternative health care professionals.
Open Space Healing had a stall at South Freo’s Farmers Markets on the first Sunday of April this year. Nat & I happened to walk past and decided to stop in. At that point, I didn’t really know what chiropractors did, I did know it was something with bones.
At the end of April, I had my first ever chiropractic appointment and had an adjustment. I went to the gym a couple of days after this first adjustment and did my usual 40kg squats at the squat rack. My legs felt stronger than it ever had.
Since then, I have had 5 treatments and I find I’m a lot stronger over the past couple of weeks.
What is Chiropractic?
Wikipedia says Chiropractic is a complementary and alternative medicine health care profession; being an approach to healing concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Open Space Healing have a definition on their website – Chiropractic is the science of locating offending spinal structures, the art of reducing their impact to the nervous system, and a philosophy of natural health care based on your inborn potential to be healthy.
In layman’s terms, our spinal column (the bone down our backs) protects the spinal cord. The spinal cord is made up of many nerves which connect to our internal organs.
And when there is a subluxation (which is when one or more of the bones in the spine is moved out of alignment), particular parts of your body may not work properly. This depends on where the subluxation is located. Refer to this awesome spinal nerve chart.
If you have opened the link above, you will see that certain areas in spinal cord is connected to particular organs. If the nerve is squished, that’s when the organ will function at less than optimal levels. For example, you might have an issue with your knees. Knees are connected to L3, which is near the lower back. Don’t rely on this though, I’m just going by the nerve chart and I’m not a chiropractor. But I hope you can see what I’m getting at.
Chiropractors undergo years of training to be able to make these adjustments, I recommend seeing one if you find that medicating doesn’t help you (more than likely, it doesn’t and is just masking the issue!).
Back in the day, when I was a young ignorant lass, I thought chiropractic was just for people who needed to be fixed because they were broken. Same for physiotherapists and other alternate health care professionals. But it’s not so… you can use these professionals to maintain optimal health.
It’s wise to keep your mind open beyond the barriers of conventional western medicine – you may be pleasantly surprised 🙂
Who do I recommend and why?
Go to Open Space Healing… they explain everything to you and not give you answers such as you have one leg shorter than the other (this kind of explanation would usually be from old school practitioners or lazy ones!).
They are also passionate about lifestyle and believe that to be healthy, you need to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.
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