What is Chiropractic?






The fundamental tenet of chiropractic practice states that the central nervous system needs to function at optimal capacity for the human body to perform to its potential. Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy which allow this to happen.

Chiropractic Premise

  • Your nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls and coordinates everything in your body and mind.
  • When your nerve energy flows abundantly without obstruction, your body and mind are 100% self-communicating, self-healing, self-regulating and robust.
  • When subluxations (nerve interference or damage) impede nerve flow, similar to static on a cell phone, you are no longer functioning at 100% and your wellness and vitality are compromised.
  • Subluxations are caused by the inability to handle life's three major stresses: physical, mental/emotional and chemical.
  • Left uncorrected, subluxation can have a devastating effects upon human body function and well-being, leading to breakdown, malfunction and disease.
  • Our goal is to locate subluxations, remove them and their causes, and allow your body do what it does best - heal and function at 100%.
  • Only chiropractors can determine if you have subluxations..
Chiropractic does not look to treat diseases or specific conditions. Rather, we correct poor spinal movement and balance to improve nervous system function, an essential factor in helping the body achieve a state of optimal well-being.

Want to know more about Chiropractic?

The following is a list of terms you will come to know on your chiropractic journey, presented here to deepen your understanding of the principles behind the practice.

Innate intelligence

Innate intelligence flows through our central nervous system to coordinate the self-regeneration of damaged cells and direct our body to function properly. It is innate intelligence which animates our bodies with life.


A subluxation is a blockage which occurs when our central nervous system fails to assimilate environmental stress. It causes interference to the flow of innate intelligence within us. Subluxations diminish our body’s capacity to function fully and can lead to sickness and disease.

Causes of subluxation:

Emotions and Thoughts

All emotions that we experience produce a chemical reaction in the brain’s hypothalamus which affects the physiology of our entire body. An unstable emotional life, therefore, alters our biochemistry and can cause subuxations.

Chemical Toxins

Preservatives, processed foods, polluted environments and drug usage are just some of the way that toxins can enter our central nervous system and impede its functionality.


Traumas may come in many forms: accidents, falls, sporting injuries, childbirth… Whatever the cause, the result is diminished performance in our central nervous system and a consequent impact on our vitality.


Chiropractors locate vertebral subluxations and adjust them to allow innate intelligence to flow with maximum power and clarity to all of the seventy five trillion cells in our body. A chiropractic adjustment is the application of a very precise force on a subluxated vertebra.

Only a qualified Chiropractor can make an adjustment.