Unlock the Healing Power of Your Body
Chiropractic Helps Restore the Body’s Self-Healing Ability
There are three reasons why many students choose to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Until today, those three things are still what drive me as a Chiropractor. The first one is that the body is a self-healing organism. The second one is the master system of the body is the nervous system – it controls and regulates every cell in the body. As long as there is no “nerve interference”, the body has the ability to heal naturally, the way it was designed in the first place. And the third one is that the innate intelligence that is within our selves is the wisdom of the body. It is this wisdom that created us. These three scientific facts are really what inspire and drive chiropractors every single day and the reason why they fall in love with this profession.
Natural Health Care
Perhaps the reason why Chiropractic is the number one scientifically proven natural health care in the world is because Chiropractic is the one profession that addresses the health potential of an individual physically and mentally so that health can drive their potential in life. You see, conventional medicine is limited. They have wonderful support system for emergencies and how medicine could save a life through their phenomenal technology and procedures. And in a major accident, that’s the place you want to end up in. But that is such a small percentage of the health problems of Singapore and the rest of the world. So, it’s actually not addressing the majority of the problem which is mostly chronic illnesses.
As Chiropractors, we are taught that disease or illnesses are primarily caused by lack of proper nerve supply in one’s body, such that the body is not able to heal naturally the way it was designed to heal. The essence of Chiropractic is understanding that the body has the power to heal itself, provided the nervous system is functioning properly.
A chiropractor’s job then, being a spinal health expert, is to help reduce or eliminate any nerve interference in an individual’s spine. This is achieved using a natural procedure called an Adjustment. Chiropractic treatments themselves do not “cure” the condition the patient presents with, they simply restore the body’s self-healing ability. The chiropractic profession is also going to allow individuals to recognise that the quality of their life is really determined by their health potential. This is because health is the only thing that truly impacts every other facet of their life.
A typical initial Chiropractic consultation will include a thorough case history and detailed examination to determine the need and appropriateness of chiropractic care. This gives the Chiropractor a background about your health such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details affecting your health.
You will be advised if further tests are required, or if referral to another health care provider would be best in your case. Chiropractic examination may include observation (e.g. posture, range of motion and gait), palpation (feeling of joint movement, muscle and soft tissue tensions), standard orthopaedic and neurological tests, along with any further tests or medical imaging. X-rays are often taken to uncover structural and functional problems associated with the spine.
Treatment Takes Time
The major purpose of the examination is to analyse the condition of your spine and nervous system and how it is functioning, locate any areas of misalignment, and rule out any contraindications to treatment. If your case is not suitable for chiropractic care you will be advised accordingly and referred to the appropriate health care provider.
If chiropractic care is suitable for you, your chiropractor will detail a course of care tailored to your needs. This will usually involve a series of adjustments, each building on the one before. Over time, this process helps correct abnormal structural and neural patterns. Generally, the longer a misalignment pattern has been present, the longer it takes to fully correct.
In closing, we would like to suggest to you this – for health, wellness and quality of life, Chiropractic is the smart choice for you and your family. We are grateful for the opportunity we are given each day to show our patients what’s possible. If you are suffering from any health challenges, take action and call up to see a Chiropractor near you, today!
Dr Richard Sae Won Pang, (B.Chiro Sc., Masters of Chiro.) is Clinic Director and Principal Consultant of Chiropractic Solutions Group, CPF Tampines Building,
1 Tampines Central 5, #02-05, Singapore 529508 Tel: 6789 8515,