Even though chiropractic was discovered as a healing art in the late 1800’s in America, the use of spinal manipulation in the Far and Near East is estimated to be over 7,000 years old.
Spinal vertebral therapy and soft tissue mobilization known in the Orient as “Tui Na,” is a vital part of “Chung Guo I Hsueh” of Middle Kingdom Healing.
Since all parts of the body to include all 300 trillion cells, are under the direct influence of the nervous system, the spinal column comprised of 24 movable segments, plays an integral part in human functioning as it protects the spinal cord which sends large nerve trunks to the organs and structures of the body through small openings between the vertebrae.
Chiropractic physicians and Oriental medical doctors are explicitly trained in the detection and correction of “vertebral subluxations” which impinge or impede vital nerve impulses.
Thus spinal mobilization “adjustment” as it is referred to in the west may play a vital role in the recovery of a patient. Treatment is considered painless and pleasant.
I am an avid practitioner of acupuncture because of my personal experience as a patient. 40 years ago I suffered from allergies to airborne substances. Mold spores, grasses, animal dander etc. I suffered day and night, year round. After 2½ years of conventional medical treatment, I was no better. My options were to take my drugs or suffer. I went to my chiropractor who had added acupuncture to his treatments and after 10 sessions or so I was CURED. No more drugs, no more shots, no more allergies. What a blessing!
Keep 2 things in mind if you suffer from allergies and are “managing” the symptoms with conventional therapies
1) You still have allergies
2) You are burdening your body with a toxic substance (the medication)
Allergies are much more than an annoying set of sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, runny nose etc. Allergies are an immune system malfunction. When your immune system is compromised, you are at risk for a host of other diseases. You can rid yourself of your allergy problems long term. You will be healthier, happier and more energetic, physically and mentally.
Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that focuses on prevention and the use of nontoxic, natural therapies.
Naturopathic medicine is based on seven principles:
“Nature is doing her best each moment to make us well. She exists for no other end. Do not resist. With the least inclination to be well, we should not be sick.”
-Henry David Thoreau.
A revolution is occurring in health care. At the forefront of this revolution is naturopathic medicine, a system that focuses on promoting health and on treating disease with natural, nontoxic therapies.
Historically, paradigm shifts in medicine have lagged behind those in physics, but the medical paradigm shift is now in progress. The old paradigm was that the human body functions like a machine. The new paradigm focuses on the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotions, social factors, and the environment in determining the status of health. Rather than relying on drugs and surgery, the emerging model utilizes natural, noninvasive techniques to promote health and healing.