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General Chiropractic Council Registration
No. 01092


The philosophy of chiropractic differs from that associated with modern medicine – namely that drugs and surgery are essential to maintain health. Chiropractic philosophy emphasises two fundamental concepts, namely, that the body is intelligent and can be self-healing and that the mind-body relationship is key to maintaining health.

Chiropractic philosophy supports the argument that health depends on an optimally functioning nervous system, the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body.

The body’s function and its ability to heal itself are heavily influenced by the structure of the spine, which, if shifted (subluxated), interferes with the nerve supply extending from the spine to the rest of the body. The nerve supply, the key communication link in the mind-body relationship, is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing process.

Chiropractic therapy focuses on health and treats the body as a whole (holistic), whereas modern medicine tends towards the treatment of disease and treats the body as a collection of parts.

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