Chiropractic Philosophy....
Seymour Chiropractic
The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes
two fundamental concepts:


1.   the structure and condition of the body influences how the
body functions and its ability to heal itself; and
2.   the mind-body relationship is instrumental in maintaining
health and in the healing processes.


Although chiropractic shares much with other health
professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy
distinguishes it from traditional medicine. Chiropractic
philosophy gravitates toward a holistic ("total person") approach
to healing which combines elements of the mind, body and spirit
and maintains that health depends on obedience to natural laws,
and that deviation from such laws can result in illness.


Chiropractic Philosophy includes:


*emphasis on patient recuperative abilities rather than surgery


*recognition that dynamics exist between lifestyle, environment
and health


*understanding the cause of illness in order to eliminate it, rather
than simply treat symptoms


*recognition of the centrality of the nervous system and its
intimate relationship with the capacities of the human body


*balancing benefits versus risks of clinical interventions


*recognition of the primary importance of monitoring progress
closely through appropriate diagnostic procedures


*a patient-centered, hands-on approach focused on influencing
function through structure


*focus on early intervention emphasizing timely diagnosis and
treatment of conditions that are wholly functional and reversible


Chiropractic philosophy blends an effective combination of
conviction, critical thinking, open-mindedness, and appreciation
of the natural order of things. Chiropractic focuses on the
establishment and maintenance of a relationship between
patients and their environment which is most conducive to
functional well-being.
  1895
D.D. Palmer
Founder of chiropractic
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