Is Chiropractic a Cult

Is Chiropractic a Cult

Over the past 5 years a few people have often asked me “Is Chiropractic a cult?”. This question presents an unfortunate outlook that I will be discussing in this article.

Cult vs. Lifestyle

People sometimes associate chiropractic and cult because, unfortunately, chiropractic to them is different and not common amongst our society. Also, people who tend to adopt utilizing chiropractic as a lifestyle also tend to adopt working out and eating well as lifestyle. Some people also deem these to be cult lifestyle because of the person’s passion towards being better.

What frustrates me about this is how people who adopt this lifestyle tend live a better quality of life and are generally happier.

An accurate statement would be, if cult comes from the word “culture”, and used when people are doing something similar, then people who eat garbage food, live a sedentary lifestyle, and not use chiropractic, are part of a cult? Some would argue they are part of a cult that is bound to live a lifestyle of chronic problems and decreased quality of life.

Bottomline, we are all part of a group that leads a certain lifestyle and lives a certain way. For me and my family we choose to live one of abundance, health, and prosperity. Which do you choose?

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Should my baby be checked by a Chiropractor

One of the most common questions I’m asked is “Should my baby be checked by a Chiropractor?” The real question: “Why is your baby NOT under chiropractic care?!?”

Before we can answer why infants should be checked by a chiropractor, we have to understand what chiropractic is. Chiropractors work with the nervous system- the information highway that coordinates all of our bodily functions including breathing, digestion, and immune responses. When the spine is misaligned, the nerve messages are interrupted and result in impaired nerve function. If left uncorrected, this can dramatically affect the health of a child. Chiropractic adjustments correct the misaligned vertebrae and restore proper nerve function, allowing the child to live each day at their maximum potential.

Why would my baby have nerve interference?

A recent study showed that 80% of infants have some sort of nerve interference from the birth process. Unfortunately, this problem is under-publicized and under-treated. During the average birth, a doctor will use 60-90 lbs of pressure to pull the baby out of the birth canal. The likelihood of nerve interference only increases with additional birth trauma: prolonged labor, drugs used to increase contractions, vacuum/forcep extraction, or cesarean section delivery. Imagine the effects this can have on the infant’s spine and nervous system!

What happens when there is nerve interference?

In most cases, infants may not present with any symptoms initially. Other times, newborns may experience colic, irritability, difficulty feeding or latching, eczema/skin irritations, digestive issues, sleeping problems, or neurological defects due to impaired nerve function. If this is left undetected and uncorrected, these problems may develop into learning difficulties, sensory impairments, asthma, allergies, ear infections, hyperactivity, or other health problems as the child matures.

So why is chiropractic important this early in life?

Given that 65% of a child’s brain and nervous system development occurs during the first year of life, it is imperative to ensure that your baby has every opportunity to maximize nerve function during this crucial period! Each child deserves to live life at his or her optimal level.

Is chiropractic safe for kids?

Chiropractic is extremely safe for children and adults! Infants are adjusted much differently than an adult counterpart because of their small size and age. The infant adjustment consists of a gentle fingertip contact applied to specific areas of the spine.

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Do you take your children to a chiropractor? We’d love to hear your reason for starting, or not starting, care for your entire family. Please leave comments below!

Over the past few months I have had the privilege of taking care of Crossfit Open winner for the Southeast, Emily Bridgers. Emily trains at an elite level and works hard to make sure her body is in peak performance. This year she finished 9th in the World and has her eyes set on California this Summer.

The great thing about Emily is she thinks different and is open to growth. When we reconnected in February I explained to her what chiropractic was and how it could help her overall performance. I shared with her that through realigning the body and balancing the nervous system, her body will be able to function at its peak.

Our office in Atlanta is different than other chiropractic offices. We focus on corrective care and reworking the structure to reduce stress on the nerves and improve biomechanics. Click Here for an article about the benefits of corrective chiropractic.

Ahh Choo!!!

Welcome to allergy season. This is the time of year when allergies are high and the medical community and Big Pharma start rolling out the ads. They trick us into believing allergies are BAD and must be fought with Zyrtec or some other pharmaceutical drug we see on TV. Have you ever stopped to think why do allergies exist?

So, why do you think allergies exist?

Do you think it is because G-d gave you the allergy gene or rather that it could be a disruption in your body’s functioning? Have you ever considered that allergies may be protective mechanisms of your immune system adapting to stress?

Seasonal Allergies

Various seasons of pollination occur throughout the year and people react differently with each one, if at all. In the mid-Atlantic states, tree pollination happens between February and May. Grass pollination happens from May – June and weeds from August – October. Some people experience symptoms in one season while others experience symptoms in all three. However, this begs the question that, if pollen is out, why does everyone not experience symptoms?

The answer is in an uncoordinated immune system and lack of ability to adapt to the stress. Some people can handle the stress overload of pollen without symptoms and some cannot due to compromised immune systems from lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, time spent sitting) and circumstances.

Chiropractic Adjustments and Allergies

Therefore, it is crucial not to miss chiropractic appointments, during this season. Chiropractic adjustments help to balance the body and improve all functions and processes. As a chiropractor in Atlanta, I check for misalignment through various tests and see where there is nerve pressure blocking the body’s ability to function at 100%. I then make gentle adjustments to free the nerve.

Your body was designed for perfection and to function at a state without the use of drugs and surgery. By keeping it properly aligned with balanced nutritional and lifestyle choices, you can experience the highest level of health, even amidst the highest pollen counts!

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Do you experience allergies? If so, do you experience symptoms throughout the year or only certain seasons? Read this tips to prepare your self from unwanted allergies in spring season.

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