Although chiropractic shares much with other health professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy distinguishes it from modern medicine. Chiropractic philosophy gravitates toward a holistic (“total person”) approach to healing. Chiropractic pursues the source of your problem, not just the treatment of your symptoms.
The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental concepts: 1) the structure and condition of the body influences how the body functions, its ability to heal itself and fight off disease; and, 2) the mind-body relationship is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing processes. When the body is in alignment and stressors are minimized, it is more likely to maintain a higher level of vitality.