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Apr 15, 2003
| ISBN 9780553381597
Dec 10, 2008
| ISBN 9780307482815
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Apr 15, 2003 | ISBN 9780553381597
Dec 10, 2008 | ISBN 9780307482815
Chiropractic has become America’s most popular form of alternative health care, offering lasting relief from pain–and many other health benefits–to more than 25 million patients annually. Yet many people still wonder exactly how chiropractic heals, and even experienced patients may be able to get more from their treatments. In this accessible and fascinating book, Dr. Michael Lenarz illuminates the basic principles of spinal health, showing how the body naturally lets go of stored pain and disease once the flow of vital energy has been restored. He also explains:*Why adjustments keep the communication flowing clearly, quickly, and cleanly*Why the billion-plus nerve pathways carried by the spine can be the key to a wide range of health problems–from arthritis, headaches, and back and neck pain to chronic fatigue and digestive ailments*Why many of the health complaints we associate with aging may in fact be the result of old injuries and therefore treatable*The different techniques of chiropractic, and how to choose the beset chiropractor for you. PLUS–complete chapters on the diet, exercise, and stress-relief programs that will help you achieve a healthy, vibrant, energized, and pain-free lifestyle–the chiropractic way.
When it comes to chiropractic, many people still grimace and say "No Way! No one’s cracking my neck!" Maybe you feel the same way. But chiropractic is America’s hottest growing drug-free alternative health care option–what sends Americans in for more than 300-million office visits a year? What do they know that you may be missing? TOP 3 MYTHS ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC CAREChiropractors are not real doctors!FALSE–in the United States (as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) chiropractors are licensed medical professionals who all participate in standard undergraduate work and then undertake on average 4 additional years (2,880+ hours) of instruction including anatomy, physiology, orthopedics, and more … sometimes including psychiatry and obstetrics!Basically, the treatments hurt!FALSE–in the majority of cases the adjustments are quick, painless, and minor. What chiropractors know is that even the smallest misallignment in a vertabrae can give excrutiating pain, but moving everything back into place is often a slight, subtle adjustment that the patient may not even feel. Some soreness can result from an adjustment, since the muscles are being asked to do something that they’ve not been doing once the bones are back in nature’s order.Once you go … you can never stop going!FALSE–or at least this is an overstatement. Some people choose not to continue with chiropractic care after the problem from which they sought relief is improved or cured. Others learn to take a different approach. The best analogy is to dental care: we’ve learned to take a preventative stand, with daily care and several visits a year for cleaning and maintenance. Apply this principle to your spine–the core of your body–and you can see why considering seeing a chiropractor regularly just makes sense!THE CHIROPRACTIC WAY isn’t about curing a problem, it is about gaining health! And this new book offers you more than an overview of what to expect from your office visit, or what kind of chiropractor is right for you–it offers you an alternative you can really live with well!
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