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Health Philosophy

Health Defined

The World Health Organisation defines HEALTH as:

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".

One can see from the definition of HEALTH that the presence, or absence, of symptoms has little to do with Health.

To understand, and maximise, your Health one must look at what makes Health possible …

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The 4 Pillars of Health

Spine & Nervous System

Spine & Nervous System

Free from interference - capable of communicating and coordinating every function of your body

Nutrition & Diet

Nutrition & Diet

The building blocks of energy and vitality

Exercise & Rest

Exercise & Rest

Life is motion and healing occurs when we sleep

Lifestyle & Mind

Lifestyle & Mind

How we move through life, including our “stress” and how we deal with it.

The Chiropractic View of Health

Chiropractic may very well be one of the least understood philosophies of life and health.  It is based upon a few very simple ideas.

The body is designed with an inborn ability to maintain itself in a state of proper function.

A newborn baby may seem small, fragile and helpless, but within that body is the ability to make food into living tissue, to heal cuts and bruises, to adapt to changes in the environment, to produce the chemicals necessary to perform every bodily function, to fight off invading organisms, to live to as much as 100 years or more years. In short, to lead a healthy, productive life.

The brain and nerve system are the primary tools by which we attain proper function, what we commonly call “HEALTH”.

Every organ, gland and cell in the body depends upon messages carried to and from the brain in order to function in a coordinated manner so that each part can benefit the whole of the body producing a full and abundant life.

Interference in the nerve system reduces the body's ability to function in a coordinated manner.

While a corpse has a brain and nerve system, it does not have life, there is no power or energy flowing over the nerve system. 

A spinal misalignment that interferes with the nerve system creates a reduction in coordinated function.

Slight misalignments of the bones of the spine caused by everyday, common activities can interfere with the ability of the nerve system to carry messages that are necessary for the successful accomplishment of those everyday activities, not the least of which is the attainment of maximum health.

Chiropractors aim to restore coordinated function.

What is chiropractic? Dr Virgil V. Strang's definition

Chiropractic is a clinical science based upon a law of biology that states that inborn into all living things is the ability to be well.

It draws on the theory that the nervous system (consisting of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and special sensory organs) controls and co-ordinates all other organs and structures in the body and relates it to its environment.

Chiropractic clinical science further hypothesises an association between this governing system, the nervous system, and the existence of health in the body.

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