Chiropractic is the third largest health care profession in the world and primarily focuses on your Central Nervous System (CNS) and its control of the body. Your brain and spinal cord are the most important organ. It has to coordinate every other system in the body every second of your life. The main purpose of the brain is to receive a stimulus from your environment, to interpret it and then respond as quickly as possible.
There are many stressors on the CNS that can be divided into three main categories. Firstly, our biggest physical stressor is gravity. Other physical stressors can be too much activity without proper alignment, sitting for long periods, falls and accidents. Secondly, chemical stressors like over the counter medicines, food intolerances and other chemical pollution can also affect your immune system and metabolism. Thirdly, emotional and chronic stress can have a strong impact on the optimal functioning of the CNS.
Most people think that they have to wait to feel something before they seek help. But in fact, only 10% of your nervous system feels pain and by the time you feel something, you have too much tissuex damage for your body to self-repair. Often there are other asymptomatic signs that Chiropractors are trained to find in order to help your body heal as quickly as possible so that you can function optimally every day.
Health always comes form the inside out.
Healthcare is continuing to evolve and Functional Neurology serves to bridge the gap between Allopathic medicine and complementary medicine. As chiropractic deals mainly in changes to the Central Nervous System, we can start to provide more precise and accurate care for people.
We know about the strong connection between brain and body. The brain initiates and co-ordinates movements in the body and the body has to re-lay information of its environment back to the brain. It is a continuous, multi-sensory ongoing loop that can be easily distorted.
The limitations in the scope of conventional medicine are such that unless a patient needs surgery or ongoing medications for symptom relief, choices are limited. Functional Neurology aims to increase the functional pathways and the connections within the brain so that we can restore our adaptive capabilities. We do this by analysing and comparing the visual, vestibular and cerebellar pathways that fire down into the spinal cord and vice versa.
Sunitha has undertaken the Neurology Masters Program through the Carrick Institute. They are the most prestigious and well-renowned in the profession. The Carrick Institute and its scholars pride themselves on keeping up to date with the latest developments in Neuroscience and by doing so aim to help people to the best of their ability.