Chiropractic care is a popular option for those who suffer from neuromusculoskeletal issues such as chronic pain. When you hear the term holistic chiropractic care, you may be wondering what this form of care provides over traditional medicine. Here are some definitions and explanations of holistic health treatments and how our chiropractor uses this kind of treatment, courtesy of Revelation Health in Santa Rosa, CA.
Holistic Chiropractic Care
The word holistic means “whole.” When used in healthcare it means considering the whole person – the physical body, the mind, and the spirit. All three must be in balance for optimum health. If your physical body is strong and flexible but you suffer from chronic anxiety or depression, your health is out of balance. It’s hard to have spiritual peace when you hurt and some conditions or injuries can even affect your ability to think. Our chiropractor will assess all of these interlocking aspects of health and develop a treatment plan to address any areas that need care.
Principles of Holistic Health Care
Treating the root cause of disease rather than managing symptoms is the foundation of holistic chiropractic care. Unlike medications and surgery, these strategies typically have no side effects and are both safe and natural. They do require changes on the patient’s part and are most effective if patient and practitioner work as a team. Holistic chiropractic care may include:
- Lifestyle changes – diet, exercise, stress relief.
- A focus on wellness rather than just symptom relief.
- Traditional therapy such as joint adjustments and the application of physiotherapy modalities.
- Nutritional counseling and recommendations for supplements.
What to Expect
At your first visit to a holistic chiropractor, you can expect a thorough assessment. This helps identify your physical problems as well as ways in which your condition may be causing or contributed to by other factors such as your emotional and mental health. A dietary assessment can identify your nutritional status and needs. Your chiropractor will discuss all of these issues with you. You can then map out a plan together to improve your overall health. For example, you might have chronic back pain. Your diet is contributing because you’ve gained weight and are eating inflammatory foods. Your posture and body mechanics are putting stress on the back. You’re not sleeping well because of the pain and are stressed, anxious, and depressed. All of these issues must be addressed and resolved to return your body to health.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Whether your issue is chronic pain, another neuromusculoskeletal issue, or simply the desire to improve your overall health, please contact Revelation Health at (707) 579-8150. We treat patients of all ages in Santa Rosa, CA, and surrounding areas. Peak performance and lifetime wellness are within your grasp through holistic chiropractic care.