Chiropractic is based on regulating proper biomechanics of the human body. Injury, stress or repetitive movement can cause structural abnormalities which in turn can cause nerve interference.
Your nervous system includes your brain, spinal cord and many nerves. The brain is protected by the skull and the spinal cord is housed within 24 moving bones of the spine. When the spinal bones or vertebra lose their normal position or motion, nervous system dysfunction can result. Chiropractic can help detect and correct nervous system dysfunction and improve health without covering up symptoms with drugs.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using specific force in a precise direction applied to a joint that is fixated (”locked-up”), or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more normal position and motion. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is improved spinal function, improved nervous system function and improved health.
Acupuncture, Oriental medicine has been around for over 5,000 years and healed more people throughout the ages than any other medical specialty. The relationship of chiropractic and acupuncture is as close as yin and yang and should be practiced together for the best possible results. Having a background in chiropractic and acupuncture allows for a total understanding of pain syndromes from the unique perspective of Eastern and Western cultures. Used together they have a synergistic effect on the human body.
Dr. Cameron S. Current obtained a fellowship in acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Acupuncture finds growing acceptance in the U.S. and is embraced thoroughly in China. The Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that measurable changes take place in the brain and body's biochemistry during an acupuncture treatment.
In ancient Greece and Rome, it was actually the physicians who utilized massage as one of the primary ways to treat pain. Today, massage therapists are some of the best trained people to deal with musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
Why? Because that's what they are trained to do. Whether it's lower back pain, arthritis or fibromyalgia, massage may be able to relieve the associated pain.