ten·etnoun 1 a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; esp: one held in common by members of an organization, group, movement, or profession
Chiropractic philosophy begins with the principle that the human organism has inherent or innate abilities. These abilities allow the body to both maintain health as well as heal once injured.
The spinal column made up of individual vertebra (bones), the spinal cord and the nerves that exit the spine must all work together. Using much of the research available today, a case can be made that the vast majority of spinal disorders have strong mechanical relationships. Chiropractic therapies are aimed at finding and removing obstacles that are preventing proper healing. We believe this approach represents a person's best chance at proper healing.
The chiropractic approach is one that is holistic. Although the word 'holistic" may conjure funny emotions today, if you stop to think about it the concept is correct. Good chiropractors stress a patient's overall well being. We recognize that many factors affect health. Some of these factors include exercise, diet, rest, environment and heredity. Unlike medicine, chiropractic is natural - it is drugless and non-surgical.
Traditional medicine typically views the body as a system of parts; the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the respiratory system to name a few. Medicine feels that the human body can be altered through outside interventions (like drugs and surgery) to produce desired results.
Both approaches have critical roles to play, but as you can see they are fundamentally different. This difference offers the consumer a choice, and we believe that having choices in health care is a very good thing.