What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors treat problems with the joints, bones and muscles and the effects they have on the nervous system. Working on all of the joints in the body, concentrating particularly on the spine, they use their hands to make often gentle, specific adjustments (the chiropractic word for manipulation) to improve the efficiency of the nervous system and release the body's natural healing ability. Chiropractic does not involve the use of drugs or surgery, and is the third largest primary healthcare profession in the world after allopathic (conventional) medicine and dentistry.
Chiropractic concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body, and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health. Sometimes vertebrae can become misaligned or fixated causing interference with the mental impulses that travel between the brain and the rest of the body. Misaligment joints can cause pain, imbalance, fatigue, lowered resistance to disease and a general decline in health. Chiropractors locate and correct vertebral misalignments with a chiropractic spinal adjustment permitting normal nerve transmission, innate recuperative capability, and effective health and adaptation of the person.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Suitable During Pregnancy?
As the body changes very rapidly during pregnancy, there is a large amount of stress placed on the musculoskeletal system. The joints in the body try to compensate for these changes, and as a result, they are often sore and stiff. Your Chiropractor has special techniques that will help make you comfortable during all the stages of pregnancy. Chiropractic is safe for both the mother and foetus and often helps to reduce those "typical pregnancy" aches and pains.
Libby is a`Certified Practitioner of the Webster Technique.
“The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.” (Jeanne Ohm).
For more information regarding the Webster Technique and its uses, and why it is so important for pregnant women to get their pelvis and spinal alignment checked, please see http://icpa4kids.com/about/webster_technique.htm
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