The word chiropractic comes from the Greek «kheir» (hand) et «praktikos» (to do or practice), so it means : done by hands.
Chiropractic is a health care discipline that relies on the body’s inherent ability to keep itself healthy and heal itself without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic interventions focus on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function, as coordinated by the nervous system. (OCQ 2015)
Chiropractic is based on the 3 following principles:
1- All living organisms have the ability to heal themselves. As humans, we have an innate intelligence that allows us to regenerate and build new cells from what we eat without even thinking about it.
2- The nervous system controls and coordinates everything that occurs in our body. It maintains and controls all information that’s necessary for us to function on a daily basis and self-heal. It’s so crucial to our health that it’s protected by solid bones: the skull and the spine. All the nerves of the body pass through the spine and exit it using small holes between the vertebrae to reach all organs, tissues and cells of the body.
3- A vertebra that loses its optimal alignment in the spine (subluxation) irritates the nervous system and prevents it from functioning at 100%, thereby reducing our ability to function and heal optimally.