Learn about the natural health benefits of Chiropractic Care & find an Chiropractic Care practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.
Translation: Greek; Hand (‘Chiro’) Concerned with Action (‘Practor’)
Origin: Palmer College of Chiropractic, Iowa, United States
Founded: By D.D. Palmer in 1897
Therapy Type: Bodywork
Popularity: Third Largest Healthcare Profession in The World, Following Medicine and Dentistry
The fundamental philosophy of Chiropractic therapy is that a misalignment of the spine, displaces the nerve signals from the brain, causing numerous health problems. These misalignments are referred to as “subluxations”. To restore these misalignments of the spine or other bones, chiropractic therapy traditionally involves physical manipulations and adjustments, resulting in re-establishing flexibility to the spine and bones. Moreover this release of stress on the nerves and nervous system permits the body to heal any damaged areas, due to the energy flow working properly.
The initial consultation with a Chiropractor can take up to an hour. Within this time the Chiropractor will discuss and discover any important medical or family history, current lifestyle, emotional status and your overall general health. To enable the Chiropractor to make a diagnosis a physical examination is required, this may involve standing, sitting, walking and other movements that the therapist deems necessary. To aid a Chiropractor to reach a diagnosis, conventional methods, such as x-rays can be used, whilst to check reflexes a reflex hammer is frequently used. The length of your treatment is dependent upon the diagnosis of the problem. However at the end of your initial consultation the Chiropractor should be able to ascertain how many treatments are required.
It is wise to carry out some research and select a therapist who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the NZ Chiropractor Association. Chiropractors are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment. These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Chiropractors within your region. We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.
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