Chiropractic medicine is a form of alternative care that encompasses multiple platforms of treatment. These include physical therapy, massage and exercise, diet modification, use of supplements, and other methods to achieve ion balance within the body. Detoxification is one of the purposes of chiropractic care, which is done in order to restore or correct the positive and negative ions in the body.
The Natural Detox Process
Detoxification is a process where the harmful substances, chemicals, and other stressors found in the body are removed from the system. These toxins are accumulated over time from the food that we eat, the physical activities that we do, and from our lifestyle choices. Normally, the body is able to compensate using its own coping mechanisms, which are spearheaded by the liver. The liver functions to remove toxins from the body in order to maintain a healthy system and, in general, homeostasis (a balance between all systems). The liver produces bile, which serves as the vehicle to get rid of the harmful toxins in the body. As a result, the body cells and systems are rejuvenated, and the person feels better inside and out.
Failure of the Mechanism
In certain cases, the liver is not able to function as optimally as it should. This can be brought about by different factors – poor diet choices, unhealthy habits (drinking and smoking), stress, and physical injury or trauma. Bile, then, is not produced in adequate amounts, leaving the mechanism compromised. As a result, free radicals, toxins and other harmful substances accumulate in the body – causing a myriad of health problems. These include: feeling short of energy, not getting enough sleep, having poor sleep quality, difficulty managing pain, failure of other body systems (if not treated immediately), confusion, irritability, and many others.
How Chiropractic Detoxification Helps
Unlike other forms of detoxification, chiropractic methods do not incorporate the use of herbs, juices or drugs in order to facilitate the cleansing of the body. Chiropractic practice utilizes methods which would be able to restore function and/or health of certain systems, functions, or organs through the integrative manipulation of other parts of the body. This can be achieved through the methods used (as mentioned earlier – exercise, massage, ion balancing, diet, etc.) as naturally as possible.
Chiropractic methods affects the body through manipulation of its soft tissues. In the case of detoxification, the soft tissues are manipulated to naturally increase the bile flow throughout the body, initiating natural detoxification. This then restores how the cells of the body function optimally, leaving the body rejuvenated. The blockages caused by the toxins are removed, and everything returns to normal.
Who Can Benefit from Chiropractic Detoxification?
Every person can benefit from chiropractic methods. Those who wish to feel rejuvenated and make sure that their bodies are always in top shape can reap the positive results of this method. More importantly, people who are experiencing chronic pain from underlying medical or traumatic conditions are proven to benefit most from chiropractic care.
Athletes, including individuals who lead a physical lifestyle, also benefit from chiropractic care as the methods involved can improve body function in the following ways:
- gives more energy
- restores any problems related to mobility
- improves the structure of the spine
- gives a quicker recovery time for those who have had injuries
- treats pain instantly and for the long run without drug use