BECAUSE IT CAN CHANGE HOW YOU THINK, FEEL AND PERFORM
Chiropractic can change how you think, feel and perform by improving the function of the most important system in your body – your CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between your spine, nervous system and your overall wellbeing & performance.
Your nervous system is the master controller of your body, sending instructions to every cell. Your spine needs to be well aligned and moving freely to allow nerve messages to flow without interference.
DID YOU KNOW?
“Every thought you’ve ever had, movement you have ever made and sensation you have ever experienced has been dependent on nerve messages flowing freely throughout your body”
Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani, Speaker, Author & Chiropractor
Picture your nervous system, protected by your skull and spine, sending all the information to and from 75 trillion cells in your body. All your bodily functions including your digestion, cellular regeneration, your breathing and so on are controlled by your nervous system.
Imagine if your nerves were prevented from sending the proper signals to your stomach, to your immune cells, or your lungs. Would your body be able to function at its best?
Most likely you would feel changes in your energy, your performance and wellbeing. These changes are precisely what can happen when you have spinal misalignments or subluxations.
Chiropractic care helps to correct spinal misalignments by restoring normal alignment and allowing the nerve messages to flow without interference.
Chiropractors are specifically trained to determine whether your spine and nervous system are functioning free from misalignments and nerve interference.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SCIENCE
Spinal misalignments alter your spinal movement (called dyskinesia), affect reflexes between the body, spine and organs (called somato-somato reflexes, somato-visceral reflexes and vicero-somato reflexes), impair nerve function (called central and peripheral sensitisation) and decrease important feedback to the brain (known as afferent input into cerebellar-brainstem-cortical loops).
No wonder spinal misalignments can lead to problems!
Most of the time when we have spinal misalignments they go unnoticed. This is because the signals for pain (nociception), muscle spasm, constriction of blood vessels, and decreased movement awareness (proprioception) that may occur with spinal misalignments do not always reach our conscious awareness. Just like having a hole in your tooth, you may not feel any pain but the problem can be gradually worsening over time.
The good news is chiropractic adjustments can help your body to heal better and return to balance. Spinal adjustments influence the following areas of the nervous system:
- The spinal cord, to increase movement and decrease pain (arthrokinetic reflexes);
- The cerebellum, to coordinate movement, thought & memory centres, learning centres, mood & emotional centres, and stress-control centres and the organs (increased afferentation);
- The hypothalamus, to control hormones (neuroendocrine system);
- The amygdala, to regulate stress and anxiety responses;
- The vestibular nerve, to change spinal muscle tone, posture and vertebral joint movement (proprioception);
- The solitary nerve, to regulate organ (visceral) sensation.
At Centro Quiropráctico Ibiza we utilise a number of chiropractic techniques to gently realign the spine so that the body can heal and function as it should.
CHIROPRACTIC, whilst recognised as a health profession by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and forming part of the healthcare system in most developed countries including European countries such as Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, Denmark and Switzerland – many of which recognise it as a primary healthcare profession – WITHIN SPAIN IT IS NOT A RECOGNISED HEALTH PROFESSION AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION BY THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT. Because health legislation is a matter of regulatory law under the sovereignty of each EU member country, the chiropractic profession finds itself in a legal vacuum in Spain, meaning there are no laws to regulate it. The Spanish Association of Chiropractors (A.E.Q.) has petitioned the courts and relevant health and education ministries requesting that Parliament boost the legislative process to officially recognise chiropractic as a health profession in Spain. In countries legally recognising chiropractic as a health profession, the chiropractic degree is obtained after 5-6 years of educational training. Two Spanish institutions currently offer five-year chiropractic programs (with unofficial titles) in anticipation of the legal recognition of the profession in Spain: the Real Central University Maria Cristina of Madrid (UCR) and the Barcelona College of Chiropractic (BCC). The training from these institutions meet all the standards of quality and excellence demanded by the European Council of Chiropractic Education (ECCE), and paradoxically, Spanish graduates may work as official chiropractic health professionals in other countries like the United States, France or England, but not in their own country. The A.E.Q. was created and recognised by the Ministerio del Interior in 1986, and has over 200 members with chiropractic degrees recognised by the European Council of Chiropractic, ensuring compliance with the highest standards of professional practice at a European level. Unfortunately so far, these degrees and diplomas ARE NOT RECOGNISED AS OFFICIAL TITLES IN SPAIN. To ensure your chiropractor meets the quality standards established by ECCE regulation of chiropractic in Spain, check and verify that they are a member of the A.E.Q. in “Find a chiropractor” on the website: www.quiropractica-aeq.com. The regulation of chiropractic in Spain is a matter of political expediency, but in the meantime chiropractic professionals who meet the requirements of the AEQ statutes find themselves in a situation of legal uncertainty and disadvantage compared to other professionals from neighbouring European countries. Additionally due to the lack of regulation, Spanish citizens may be treated by unqualified people claiming to be chiropractors who do not meet the minimum international standards.
(**) The web www.centroquiropractioibiza.com & www.chiropracticibiza.com provide information on the professional services of Jans Olde Wolbers, owner of the contents of these websites. The content of these sites is offered for informational and informative purposes. The owner is not responsible for the content or comments and opinions expressed by third parties on their websites. The contents of the websites are not intended to replace health professional advice, since CHIROPRACTIC IS NOT A RECOGNISED HEALTH PROFESSION IN SPAIN AND HAS NOT BEEN THE SUBJECT OF REGULATION IN SPAIN, so that the owner assumes no responsibility, directly or indirectly, which may arise from the use made of this information.
(***) “Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these on overall health. It is based on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and / or manipulation focusing mainly on subluxations. “