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The Science Behind Chiropractic

“Between 60 and 90% of all our population’s visits to doctors’ offices are stress-related and probably cannot be detected, much less treated effectively with the medications and procedures on which the medical profession relies upon almost exclusively.” – Herbert Benson, MD, Harvard cardiologist

At the Advanced Wellness Centre, our unique approach addresses the constant bombardment of chemical, physical and emotional stressors that create adaptive physiology in our bodies. Chemical stressors include toxicity from improper nutrition and the environment. Physical stressors include motor vehicle collisions, sports and work injuries, and repetitive motion injuries (even sitting!). Emotional stressors include relationship, career and school challenges.

Our bodies’ natural response to stress is a perfect response. When chased by a bear, we need increased blood pressure, cholesterol, and cortisol, decreased cognitive function and digestive shutdown, because we just need to get away from the bear!

Unfortunately, the stressors of daily life often cause the same adaptive physiology as being chased by a bear, but we do not need the increased blood pressure, cholesterol, and cortisol, decreased cognitive function and digestive shutdown. This phenomenon is the underlying cause of much chronic disease we face in modern society.

Subluxation is one of the most common physical stressors, and Chiropractic care focuses on the removal of subluxation. Subluxation is the lack of normal movement or alignment between any of the 24 segments of the spine. This movement deficiency can produce localized pain, but more importantly, sends signaling to the nervous system that the body is under stress. This signaling creates the same stress response as if we are being chased by a bear.

Our initial focus is to remove subluxations and restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become misaligned or restricted in their movement. When normal movement is restored, localized pain is relieved, muscles relax, inflammation is decreased, and most importantly, healthy signaling to the nervous system returns. This return to homeostasis contributes to global health in addition to pain relief.

The Advanced Wellness Centre’s evidence based approach combines spinal manipulation with rehabilitative exercises, nutritional counseling and stress reduction, and provides you with a most comprehensive, holistic wellness approach.

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ ”― Thomas A. Edison