Combining Acupuncture and Chiropractic Care to Manage Pain

Pain is the alarm the body rings to tell you something is wrong. The dilemma most people are faced with is how to address it. Our culture has been subject to the message ‘take a pill’. My message is not to discredit the use of pharmaceuticals, because in certain circumstances they serve a purpose. The message is that your body, if given the right input, will heal itself. The right input involves many things, such as: rest, healthy food, plenty of water, and low stress. Is there a way to further optimize the body’s ability to heal itself? The answer is yes!

Even when you are doing all the right things you become ‘out-of-balance’. This is just life, and we are in it together. The best way to optimize your health and wellness is through chiropractic & acupuncture. Each discipline optimizes the energy flow of the body. The approach and language are different, but the premise is the same. In acupuncture, this energy flow is called ‘Qi’ or ‘Chi’. In chiropractic, this energy flow is called the ‘innate intelligence’ of your body. We chiropractors optimize the energy, or nerve flow by gently adjusting the spine. The spine has 24 vertebrae. Each one moves in several different directions around thousands of nerve fibers. The nerves that exit the spine control every muscle and organ in your body. If and when they become misaligned this is called a chiropractic subluxation. A chiropractor is trained to detect and correct this, just as a dentist fixes a cavity. An acupuncturist does the same by freeing up restricted or improper flow of ‘Chi’ by using a variety of techniques; most commonly used are acupuncture needles.

It is very important to have trusted and competent health care providers in your life. Just as important is the approach you take regarding your health care; the more conservative the better. Acupuncture and chiropractic combined is a powerful foundation. Both disciplines work synergistically by maximizing the body’s innate ability to heal and thrive.

Chiropractically Yours,

Andrew Alvis D.C.

Please contact Alvis Chiropractic at 503-477-4230 if you have any questions regarding chiropractic care.

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