The Cancer Treatment Centers of America has incorporated chiropractic as another part of the holistic treatment plan they offer at their five regional locations in the United States. The CTCA, like the foundational principles of chiropractic care, focus on a whole-person approach to health and wellness, and doctors of chiropractic now provide just that on a regular basis to their patients at the Centers.
For patients dealing with cancer, treatment may result in pain and other unpleasant side effects. Instead of adding in another medication to the individual’s regimen, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America recognize chiropractic’s potential and proven effectiveness in addressing these issues – all with non-invasive, drug-free means. Chiropractors provide real relief, and can help patients maintain or rebuild strength, increase range of motion, and reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches.
What Does Holistic Really Mean?
Chiropractic concepts are built on the understanding that all body systems work together. For this reason, when one of them is out of whack (namely, the nervous system as a result of a pinched spinal nerve) it inevitably effects the rest of body as well. So by treating the root cause of the issue, chiropractors help promote whole-body wellness. In addition, chiropractors can be huge assets to those seeking health in other areas beyond the physical. Chiropractic recognizes the importance of mental and emotional wellness, and the fact that it directly impacts physical wellness is reason enough for it to be addressed. In this way, chiropractors serve as whole-health advocates, supporters, advisors, and encourages.
Chiropractic care can also be a preventative method of treatment, helping to stop pain before it starts, and encouraging nervous system and immune system health. Spinal subluxation only progresses when it is not properly treated, leading to additional problems and issues. Regular chiropractic treatment means proper spinal alignment and better nervous flow/communication – benefits that speak for themselves.
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Story Credit: Cancer Treatment Centers of America includes chiropractic care in “Whole-Person Care” By Dr. Leo McCormick
Photo Credit: Jim Dubel Chiropractic by Michael Dorausch. Used under a Creative Commons license.
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