What Chiropractors Can Do for You

For some of us who experience back, muscle, and joint pains, we almost always tend to resort to painkillers and other over the counter medications to ease the pain.

 

Although taking in medication for pain relief seems to be one of the most logical ways to deal with various bodily pains, frequent ingesting of medicines can actually have an adverse effect on one’s health. There are countless cases of liver damage resulting from too much medication.

 

This is where chiropractors can help you out. Chiropractors are experts in the neuromusculoskeletal field, which means they can help you deal with pains associated with your muscles, joints, and other affected parts of the body – as long as the concern does not call for surgery.

 

Chiropractic help could be a complementary medical technique to the medical treatment provided by doctors.

 

According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, around 4.5 million Canadians turn to chiropractors for help every year. This is not surprising at all since chiropractors can help get rid of or ease various types of bodily concerns, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Back pain
  • Vertigo
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure

 

Chiropractors work by correcting any misalignment in our body. These misalignments could be the source of some of the aches we feel in our body. There is even some research that chiropractic treatment can help ease anxiety because of the correction they can make to one’s parasympathetic nervous system.

 

While there are still people who are skeptical with what qualifications chiropractors have and if chiropractic treatment can benefit them in any way, there is much modern research that reveals that chiropractors can be quite effective in the treatment of certain kinds of pain. Additionally, chiropractors undergo training and are even required to complete an advanced nutrition training for a year to be an expert in their field.

 

Health Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a natural treatment that has originated from China around 2500 years ago. As a part of holistic healing, acupuncture aims to achieve balance in one’s body.

 

This healing technique involves the insertion of numerous needles throughout the person’s skin. Surprisingly, although we may immediately associate the pricking of needles with pain, acupuncture does not hurt at all; as a matter of fact, many claims that this healing technique is quite effective in relieving pain.

 

Acupuncture can have many health benefits. What makes it even more inviting is the fact that the entire treatment does not involve taking medicine or any drug substances, so you can have peace of mind that you are not ingesting something you don’t really want to be inside your system.

 

Here are some of the health benefits of acupuncture:

 

Relieves headaches and migraines – In a study released by JAMA Internal Medicine in early 2017, it has been reported that their studies have revealed that acupuncture is effective in relieving headaches and migraines.

 

Helps in minimizing chronic pain – In a publication posted on Harvard Health Blog, it was reported that an international team studied a group of 18,000 participants. Participants who have undergone acupuncture have experienced the ease of pain, and it was said that acupuncture relieved pain by about 50%. In the same publication, Dr. Lucy Chen, a board-certified anesthesiologist, a specialist in pain medicine, and practicing acupuncturist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital said that “I think the benefit of acupuncture is clear, and the complications and potential adverse effects of acupuncture are low compared with medication.”

 

Reduces stress – In a research posted by Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, the researchers have found out that acupuncture can reduce stress levels by a whopping 45.8%.

 

Helps having better sleep quality – In the research entitled “Impact of Acupuncture on Chronic Insomnia: A Report of Two Cases with Polysomnographic Evaluation”, the researchers have concluded that “acupuncture may be an effective and safe complementary treatment method for patients with chronic insomnia who are not candidates for, or have refused, conventional medical treatment.”