| Holistic health is a hot topic in the world of medicine, exercise, and healthcare. It’s often referred to as a practice of looking at the entire body and incorporating mind, soul, and spirit. Holistic healthcare is just that – finding health and balance in the body, mind, and spirit – all necessary to attain complete wellness. Many holistic healthcare providers believe that all three – body, mind and, spirit – must be aligned and in connection to see true wellness and health. Furthermore, many holistic doctors believe that the answers to health are found within the body, mind, and spirit. This is not to say that they oppose medication, surgery, and other methods of healing. But rather, the goal is to look for natural treatments and remedies as much as possible. Many holistic medical professionals, including many sports chiropractors, believe that surgery and medication should only be utilized as a last resort. They believe in seeking natural steps for treatment before alternative methods such as medication, surgery, and technologies. Diet ChangesLifestyle ChangesExercise ChangesStress Reduction TechniquesNatural Medicines How Does Chiropractic Fit Within Holistic Healthcare? Chiropractic treatments are safe and incorporate natural movements of the body. Chiropractic focuses on the root cause of pain or inflammation rather than managing symptoms. Many holistic healers and treatments use chiropractic principles to guide or restore the body to healing. Like most holistic healers, Chiropractors believe in the body’s ability to heal itself and they seek to support this process through natural means by removing blockages and restoring balance to create optimal healing. The Holistic Purpose of Chiropractic Care Chiropractic training is founded on the principle that the body is always in a continuous state of healing directed by the central nervous system. When the pathways between the brain and the organs are compromised, the body’s ability to heal is obstructed. By correcting misalignments and broken connections, chiropractors help the nervous system to communicate and manage the body’s healing process. Chiropractors are trained to look for signs of weakness or pain in the body and then adjust the spine to re-balance itself. In most cases, they are repairing the spine’s ability to communicate with the brain and other parts of the body. When the spine is in complete balance the back, neck, hips, shoulders, and legs should be able to move freely without pain. Furthermore, internal organs such as the kidneys or heart can perform at optimal functioning. Chiropractors also use natural ways of guiding the body such as: MassageGuided ImageryAcupunctureYogaHerbal MedicineNutritional AdviceNormal Chiropractic Adjustments Seeking Holistic Healing is a Lifestyle Holistic healing can involve seeking out many kinds of doctors and professionals to help with your body, mind, and spirit. Some people seek out counselors, chiropractors, or even church clergy. Many elite athletes seek out chiropractors, mind coaches, and physical therapists. Business professionals seek career coaches and mentors. We all are in pursuit of wholeness. Above everything, Holistic healing is a mindset and lifestyle change for the better to seek out natural treatments such as chiropractic care. It’s an adjustment to let the body do its job and to work in alignment with how the body operates. For guidance on how to live a holistic life or for pain relief treatments, please consider reaching out to our Tulsa Chiropractic office by filling out the form below. You do not have permission to view this form.