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HOW DOES STRUCTURAL CORRECTION EFFECT PATIENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by chiropracticdouglasville

In the past most people believed that Traditional Chiropractic works great for only neck and back pain. The advances in research, technology and science have revealed that because Structural Corrective Chiropractic Care has a direct effect on the nervous system, that it directly helps with emotional and psychological health too.

Ground-breaking research has identified the actual changes that occur in the body, the nervous system and the brain during Structural Corrective Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments.The study was conducted by award-winning Auckland researcher, Dr Heidi Haavik-Taylor. It demonstrates that Structural Chiropractic Care sends signals to the brain that improve the way the brain balances it’s hormones and chemicals

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The process of a spinal adjustment is like rebooting a computer. The signals that these adjustments send to the brain, via the nervous system, reset muscle behaviour patterns,” said Dr Haavik-Taylor. He further explained that by stimulating the nervous system we can improve the function of the whole body; and now we have scientific evidence to prove it.

According to B.J. Palmer, “D.D. Palmer was the first man to discover that insanity was caused by displaced cervical vertebrae, that by replacing them the patient could be restored to normal condition.” B.J. also described his expert testimony in a case where he stated, “If an atlas is subluxated it makes abnormal the functions of the brain” In answer to the question, “What is to be done in insanity?” he admonished his reader to “Go back to cause. Adjust that and return that brain to its normal capacity and capability.” The benefits of Structural Chiropractic Care were further witnessed at several inpatient mental health facilities, where chiropractic adjustments were the dominant clinical service provided.

In 1922, the Chiropractic Psychopathic Sanitarium was established. The facility was later known as Forest Park Sanitarium. North Dakota Judge A. W. Ponath noted that at the North Dakota state mental hospital, the “cure and discharge rate” ranged from 18-27%, compared to 65% at Forest Park. Another facility, Clear View Sanitarium, was established in 1926. In 1951, Clear View was acquired by the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Thousands of cases were reported of significant positive changes in patients suffering with mental disorders.

The 1970s saw a renewed interest in chiropractic care and mental health issues. In 1973, Dr. Herman S. Schwartz published a book titled “Mental Health and Chiropractic: A Multidisciplinary Approach.” In his book Dr. Schwartz had published a preliminary report of 350 patients afflicted with a “nervous or mental disorder” and reported that the majority of them showed improvement under chiropractic care.

Everything we experience is processed through our nervous system. When our perception of the world is distorted by nerve interference, due to a structural abnormality, it compromises our ability to respond appropriately. A body that is within a normal structural range experiences better physical and mental health!

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