Chiropractic and Cancer
What does chiropractic have to do with cancer?
Chiropractic as a healing art is founded on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls all of the healing, regulation and control of the body. Chiropractors look to the spine because the brain’s communication network, the nerves, come through the side of the spine (through joints) to regulate, heal and control the entire body. The spine has over 100 joints that allow for flexibility and movement but may also become misaligned and put pressure on nerves.
Pressure on nerves causes disregulation or decreased ability for the brain to communicate healing, controlling and regulating messages to the part of the body at the end of a compromised nerve.
Chiropractors do not treat cancer. Chiropractic does help optimize nerve communication and removes interference by removing pressure on nerves through realigning the spine. Improved communication leads to better healing, regulation and control over all of the body’s functions, including your body’s ability to deal with cancer, handle treatments, regenerate cells, absorb nutrients from your diet and the like.
A great diet may not cure cancer but it is much better for a body with cancer to be fed a good diet than a bad one. It gives the person the best fighting chance possible. Chiropractic, optimal nerve function and the least amount of interference contribute to the best fighting chance during treatment and recovery.
Chiropractic is also a drug free option for pain management when patients are already being bombarded with more than their fair share of chemicals.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America have chiropractors on staff.
If chiropractic is not a safe option for you because of metastases to the bones of the spine, low or no velocity techniques may be used to achieve the same results as a traditional manual chiropractic adjustment or referral to another provider may be recommended.