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If you are a new Chiropractic patient or considering becoming one you probably wondering What Does a Chiropractor Do?
To answer the question, what does a chiropractor do, would be almost impossible in just one sentence because a chiropractor does all kinds of things. The best way to begin to answer your question is to explain to you what chiropractics are all about to begin with so that you can better understand just what it is that a chiropractor actually does.

Chiropractic is the art of diagnosing, treating and preventing health problems through the proper alignment of the spinal column. Your spinal column houses your central nervous system and at the top of the spine is your brain. It is the nervous system that controls every cell in your body, by keeping it properly aligned a chiropractor is able to improve your overall health—not just back pain, Which has been the common misconception. The way that chiropractors achieve this proper alignment is through the use of specific chiropractic adjustments and manipulations that are painless which they have learned through many years of post secondary education.

A chiropractor is able to alleviate pain in joints and muscles as well as a variety of other complaints, such as headaches, cramping, discomfort related to menstruation and giving birth, sports injuries and much more. Having a poorly aligned spinal column can result in many different medical problems and a chiropractor can treat all of them. To do this they sometimes will use other methods and techniques along side of the chiropractic adjustments. The most commonly used are ART, which stands for Active Release Techniques. This is soft tissue manipulation. They may also use electronic muscle stimulation (think Dr. Ho and the machines he sells on his infomercial!). They may also use stretching techniques to help improve your range of motion so that you can get the most out of your treatment and even use the moves at home to speed things along.

A chiropractor can treat people of all ages from babies to seniors. They are also able to treat women who are pregnant. Since the adjustments impact the central nervous system by restoring it back to its intended alignment and function, chiropractors are able to treat conditions that most people don’t even realize. For instance, having your spine properly aligned can help with neurological issues as well as pain. In babies, a proper alignment of the spine helps to ensure better growth and development which results in less issues with colic, mobility problems and much more. A chiropractor can prevent many medical issues from developing and keep a person healthy overall.

All in all, when it comes to answering the question, what does a chiropractor do, it’s pretty safe to say that they do it all when it comes to your health—diagnosis, treatment and prevention. And they do it all without the use of medications and surgeries which is great news for everyone. Chiropractors can’t work miracles—no one can—but they are well trained professionals who can do wonders for your health as well as that of your loved ones.

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9903944Acupuncture is a therapeutic intervention used to treat specific health dysfunctions (i.e., musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders, sports injuries, functional problems, problems of dysregulation, headaches, stress-related disorders, chronic pain, etc.).What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (CMA)?
CMA is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems. It is used in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available. Medical acupuncture works to modulate the pain and sensory signals throughout the body. During treatments, the body’s natural pain relieving chemicals are released to improve the biochemical balance in the body while promoting healing.

fastingA person’s entire immune system can be rejuvenated by fasting for as little as three days as it triggers the body to start producing new white blood cells, a study suggests. Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable”. Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy. It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it harder for them to fight off even common diseases. The researchers say fasting “flips a regenerative switch” which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system “It gives the ‘OK’ for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system,” said Prof Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the University of California. “And the good news is that the body got rid of the parts of the system that might be damaged or old, the inefficient parts, during the fasting. “Now, if you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or ageing, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system.” Prolonged fasting forces the body to use stores of glucose and fat but also breaks down a significant portion of white blood cells. During each cycle of fasting, this depletion of white blood cells induces changes that trigger stem cell-based regeneration of new immune system cells. In trials humans were asked to regularly fast for between two and four days over a six-month period. Scientists found that prolonged fasting also reduced the enzyme PKA, which is linked to ageing and a hormone which increases cancer risk and tumour growth. “We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system,” added Prof Longo. “When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged,” Dr Longo said. “What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. So we started thinking, well, where does it come from?” Fasting for 72 hours also protected cancer patients against the toxic impact of chemotherapy. “While chemotherapy saves lives, it causes significant collateral damage to the immune system. The results of this study suggest that fasting may mitigate some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy,” said co-author Tanya Dorff, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. “More clinical studies are needed, and any such dietary intervention should be undertaken only under the guidance of a physician.” “We are investigating the possibility that these effects are applicable to many different systems and organs, not just the immune system,” added Prof Longo. However, some British experts were sceptical of the research. Dr Graham Rook, emeritus professor of immunology at University College London, said the study sounded “improbable”. Chris Mason, Professor of Regenerative Medicine at UCL, said: “There is some interesting data here. It sees that fasting reduces the number and size of cells and then re-feeding at 72 hours saw a rebound. “That could be potentially useful because that is not such a long time that it would be terribly harmful to someone with cancer. “But I think the most sensible way forward would be to synthesize this effect with drugs. I am not sure fasting is the best idea. People are better eating on a regular basis.” Dr Longo added: “There is no evidence at all that fasting would be dangerous while there is strong evidence that it is beneficial. “I have received emails from hundreds of cancer patients who have combined chemo with fasting, many with the assistance of the oncologists. “Thus far the great majority have reported doing very well and only a few have reported some side effects including fainting and a temporary increase in liver markers. Clearly we need to finish the clinical trials, but it looks very promising.”

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