What is Holistic Chiropractic?

Chiropractic, as originally defined, is a holistic philosophy because its foundation is the premise that the whole (functioning body) is greater than the sum of its parts.  It is also considered a vitalistic philosophy because it assumes that there is some vital spark or life force that animates the body and that the absence of this animating force results in death.  This seems obvious to most of us because there is something very different between a live person and a dead body even though both have all the same parts.

Chiropractic, as it is often practiced today, is a mechanistic approach to health largely directed toward the relief of musculoskeletal pain.  And for this it is very effective.  Often forgotten, however, are the benefits derived from chiropractic care intended to allow the unencumbered flow of vital force throughout the body.

Basically, traditional chiropractic focuses on the quantity of this life force flowing through the body as the primary determinant of good health. At WholeCare, we also believe that the quality of energy flowing through the body is, perhaps, an even greater factor in determining the robustness of one's health.
The World Health Organization defines health as a "state" of complete physical, mental and social well-being (including the ability to lead an economically productive life) and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

So using the above definition, ideal health would look like:

  • Robust physical strength and vitality or Quantity of Life Energy
  • Mental and emotional well-being (happy) or Quality of Life Energy
  • Social connection and feeling loved or Quality of Life Energy
  • Ability/opportunity to flow money or Quality of Life Energy 

So, as you can see, the quality of the energy flowing through you is perhaps a greater determinant of your level of health than the quantity of energy.  This is why, at WholeCare, we place such great importance on the emotional and lifestyle aspects of your health.

So don't be surprised when a WholeCare practitioner asks questions about your relationship to work, family, habits, hopes, joys, contentment, traumas, etc., in the process of treating you.  Don't be surprised if as well as adjusting your spine we recommend dietary changes or supplements or anything that we believe would help you. We want to be more than a band-aid.  We want to inspire you toward the biggest expression of health and well-being possible.

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