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chiropractors in general
Member Name: CAFCGirl
chiropractors in general
Date: 21/02/09, updated on 21/02/09 (166 review reads)
Advantages: Health and healing
Disadvantages: Knowing its been going on so long!
Imagine this if you will.....
You're cutting up tomatoes and th knife slips, nicking the tip of your finger and it starts to bleed..... you stem the bleeding, maybe put a plaster on it and carry on regardless....
After a few days, what has happened to your cut, the bleeding has stopped, and the skin is pulling back together and the cut is healing.
Did you tell it to do that? Did you say to your finger whilst putting a plaster on, "now you heal in 4 days, and I'll treat you to a new cream".... No.
Why not? Because you dont need to. The human body has this wonderful ability know as innate intelligence, the ability to heal itself from within.
Theese innate intelligence messages are sent from the brain, down through the spinal cord out through the nerves to all the organs and body parts. When there is an interference in these messages being received, it can cause pain sickness and disease.
So what could cause this interference? Whats stopping my body from healing? Quite simply it's restraints in the spine, slowing down or cutting off the flow of nerve messages. This is what chiropractors refer to as subluxations.
The chiropractors root principle is to restore this flow of nerve energy, not to heal you but to allow the body to heal itself.
Chiropractic is the largest drug free profession in the world!
Headaches are not caused by a lack of paracetamol in the body, and back pain is not caused by a delay in an epidural injection.
Pain is often the last symptom of a bigger problem. Yet we only begin to pay attention to our bodies when its flags up these warning signs that things have gone on too long!
So in my opinion I believe we should be treating our bodies to heal itself, removing the blockages to the messages so we can do what we are intended to do, and that is to live well.
I only wish all Dr's prescribed to the Wellness Movement, where the cause of the problem is corrected, and not patched over with drugs. I wish we could teach our children that putting foreign toxins into the body in the way of painkillers and medicatiion is not what we should aim for to improve our lives. I wish we could each take responsibility, and stand up to the government and the Nationa Sickcare Service, and say No, I want to be healthy, and I want to live well, I dont want to be "patched up" and sent on my way.
Now my experience of chiropractic is still new, and I'm just starting on my journey toward wellness after having a thorough exam and x-rays, which I saw in great detail, and had lengthy discussion with my Dr about. To look at me I thought hey no problems here, Im not in pain, I feel ok. But why do we measure our health by how we feel? It should be based on how we are functionning. Optimal health is optimal function. Its as simple as that.
I had postural photographs taken, and my weight distribution calculated. I carry over 1st more on my right than my left, explaining a constant ache in my right now that I have had since my teens!All that extra weight!!
Now my x-rays should a lot, my spine was not straight when looking at it front on, in fact it curve off to the right, and then I had been trying to compensate by starting to lean over to the left, so I had 2 curves when there shouldnt be any! This was further demonstrated on my postural photographs where I could clearly seen I lean to the right!
The great thing was (well I say great) I was at levels 1-2, and so it could be corrected. I had my first adjustment that day, and yes I heard a noise, but it wasnt a cracking, popping or any other crazy sound people seem to think that you will lear at a chiropractors. As the Dr explained to me, its actually just a release of trapped air in the areas of subluxation, and they shouldnt be there, so the noise is simply the sound of pushing that air out.
It didnt hurt at all and was done within 3 minutes, so noone in this life has any excuse for not taking care of their spine... even the busiest people in life can spare 3 minutes, twice a week.....
You've only got one spine, take care of it, and it will take care of you xx
Following from AJ's comment (thanks AJ), I hadnt discussed my fee because where I've gone it is all dependant on the individual. My examination fee,consultation and any necessary x-rays were just £45, and then the Dr has analysed my results and produced a care plan specific to my situation. I didn't want to list my fee was just shy of £1.5k in case others go and due to their spinal degeneration they are paying upward of £5k!
But from my own personal point of view I would gladly pay the price because of what I am getting for that fee, but it will all be dependant on the chiropratic office you visit.
Some chiropractors work in a slightly different way to where I am going, as I am on a monthly payment scheme, others charge per visit. The important thing is that you find somewhere who aren't hard sellers, work with the body to achieve correction and maintainence, rather than patch up jobs...
The important thing for me was that there wasnt just a standard price for care, I am treated as a complete individual, even down to the days and times of my adjustments!
Thanks for the comment AJ and I hope this addition to my review helps
Summary: You cant put a price on healing and health
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