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Posted on 01-24-2017

What is Holistic Healing?

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The new year is a natural time for reflection and change, and while we should be working towards change and becoming all that we can be year round, a little push from the calendar now and then doesn’t hurt anyone! One of the most common resolutions for the new year is to improve health and fitness. An easy and important way to do this is by visiting your local boise chiropractors here at Advantage Walk In Chiropractic. But what exactly is chiropractic care? While it is most commonly associated with the neck and back relief that it can provide, Chiropractics and its holistic healing methods have so much more to offer. Having a solid understanding of holistics and the objectives of chiropractics will help you know not only why it is a good idea to visit a chiropractor in Boise but also help you take a step towards a healthier and happier you in the new year.

Holistic of Conventional?

Chiropractics, like conventional medicine, is based on scientific principles, and determines diagnosis and treatment through empirical evidence and observation. The goals of the two fields of medicine are ultimately the same, restore the body to a state of optimal health, improve health, and avoid illness.   

The biggest difference between chiropractors and medical doctors lies in their preferred method of caring for people. Medical doctors are trained in the use of medicines and surgery. In circumstances such as diabetes or infection, medical doctors can be not only helpful but life saving! Ailments of a more physical nature however are often best served by physical solutions.

The Inside Out Approach

In contrast to standard medical care, which treats a symptom by adding an outside element (medication, surgery, or procedure), holistic care focuses on removing anything that might interfere with a body’s normal function and ability to heal itself and to maintain its own health. Instead of prescribing drugs or performing surgeries, chiropractors practice natural, drugless, non-invasive health care and provide physical solutions (exercise therapy, massage, trigger point therapy, lifestyle changes, adjustments) to help the body heal from conditions that are physical in origin (back pain, muscle spasms, headaches, and poor posture, etc.). Chiropractors rely on the body's ability to self-heal, and trusts that without interference, it can care for itself.

Holistic healing also means that chiropractors do not just treat symptoms, but seek for an illnesses’ origin in order to eliminate it. This avoids the potential problem of “pain chasing,” trying to fix an immediate pain point or symptom but consequently ignoring or missing the underlying cause, leaving the real problem unaddressed. Chiropractic treatment seeks to create an environment that encourages natural healing and reduces the need for invasive treatment. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal well and maintains itself well, allowing for more than just a pain free experience but a quality life. Experience the enlightenment of a professional who is so much more than just a “back doctor,” but the top ID chiropractor and come see us this year!

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