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Holistic Wellness: Chiropractic’s Role

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Everyone wants to be healthy—that is not a secret. No one wants to be sick or in pain or otherwise unwell, yet so many of us are on a daily basis. We all want to improve our wellbeing and to attain, in some way, wellness. But how do we achieve that? How do we improve our overall level of wellness and live a healthy, happy, and whole life that is satisfying and fulfilling?

The National Wellness Institute in the United States recognizes that there are several dimensions to complete wellness, including physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, social, and environmental. Being “well” isn’t just about the absence of disease, as so many of us tend to believe. It’s about holistic health, which includes all these different areas of our lives that contribute to our overall satisfaction of life and our ultimate wellness.

It can be daunting to try to approach these seven different areas at once, aiming to implement positive changes in each area to try to achieve wellness. Thankfully, however, wellness experts advise choosing one dimension of wellness to begin with, and then work on the other areas as you experience improvement in your overall wellness.

Perhaps the simplest place to start is your physical health. Many of the other dimensions are so dynamic and subjective that positive growth can be hard to measure or even see. Your physical health has a lot of stats associated with it, making it easier to see and feel the positive changes that take place in your overall wellness. One such change to your physical health that can bring an incredible array of benefits is getting under chiropractic care.

How Chiropractic Impacts Wellness

While it’s true that chiropractic care can help with typical aches and pains related to the musculoskeletal system, it can do far more than just that. Chiropractic is based on the function of the nervous system, which controls every single system throughout the body. When the central nervous system is working well and firing on all cylinders, the rest of the body is able to function optimally and do its job effectively.

Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor performs adjustments to the spine to ensure that all vertebrae are in proper alignment. This removes any interference of the nerves in and around the spine, allowing for proper transmission of messages between the brain and the rest of the body’s systems. Proper spinal alignment not only helps minimize aches and pains from injuries, sleeping funny, or simple day-to-day wear and tear, but it also optimizes every single system within the body. This brings about—you guessed it—improved physical wellness.

When your physical wellness is on point and your body is truly healthy, rather than just free from disease, the other dimensions of wellness will seem much more attainable. In addition, you’ll have the physical stamina, energy, and health to go after your dreams and improve each area of your overall holistic wellness.

To learn more about neurologically-based chiropractic care with Dr. Grant Lisetor, contact Greater Life Chiropractic in Charlotte and schedule your consultation today.

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Leboeuf-Yde, C., Pedersen, E.N., Bryner, P., Cosman, D., Hayek, R., Meeker, W.C., Shaik, J., Terrazas, O., Tucker, J., Walsh, M. “Self-reported nonmusculoskeletal responses to chiropractic intervention: a multination survey.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005 Jun; 28 (5): 294-302. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15965403/

Thiel, H.W., Bolton, J.E. “Predictors for immediate and global responses to chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2008 Mar; 31 (3): 172-83. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18394493/.

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