MN Health and Wellness Champlin Minnesota
Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
The purpose of Chiropractic is to provide patients with the most advanced conservative health care services available to help them achieve optimum health and performance. They include…
- Muscle Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Menstrual Cramps
- Tennis Elbow
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Assist in Stroke Rehabilitation
Most chiropractic physicians use spinal manipulative therapy, which is a hand on approach to restoring joint function and alignment. During that process you may hear and feel the usual clicking sound of the joint being mobilized. Not all patients are able to have this type of chiropractic adjustment whether or not indicated due to a specific health problem or just apprehension.
It is important to understand that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The purpose of chiropractic is not merely to relieve a symptom or address a cause of that symptom, important as these things may be to the patient, but to provide holistic care and to optimize health.
Acupuncture can work and it is not all in your head. The 2500-year-old healing art has its basis on the theory that there are patterns of energy flow called QI, (pronounced chee) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin and improve health and well-being. An acupuncture needle stimulates sensory nerves in the skin triggering electrical impulses to the spinal cord, which signals:
- Nerve cells to release Endorphins (chemicals that stop pain and stimulate sense of well being. This is what causes the “Runners High”)
- The mid-brain releases neurotransmitters (to block pain).
- The pituitary gland to deliver Endorphins and anti-inflammatory chemical into the surrounding brain tissue and bloodstream.
This all adds up to pain relief, healing & a sense of well being without harmful side effects. More research is needed to better understand how acupuncture affects our health. In the meantime, a panel of scientists, researchers, and practitioners at the National Institute of Health has compiled a list of conditions, which can respond favorably to acupuncture without harmful side effects.