What is it?
Chiropractic is a form of natural therapy that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the principle that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues. Treatment may also include exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic philosophy is rooted in the belief that the body is inherently intelligent, and when interference is removed – spinal blockages (subluxations), toxins, negative emotions, — self-healing will naturally occur.
Who is it for?
Chiropractic supports musculoskeletal systems and subsequently works to both treat and prevent a range of bone and muscle injuries as well as;
ADHD, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, Back Injury, Behaviour, Cancer, Celiac, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Eating Disorders, Eczema, Food Intolerances, Heart Disease, Infections, Learning Delay, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Pyroluria, Schizophrenia, Sensory Integration, Speech-Language Delay.
What are the costs?
Chiropractors have varying initial consultation fees, depending on the needs of the individual. Some may adjust on first visit, and some may not, or sometimes an x-ray may be taken. Generally first consults are approx. $65 – $120, and regular visits around $50 – $80.
Where Can I Find a Practitioner?
USA & Worldwide
Generation Rescue has a list of Integrative practitioners including chiropractors who specialise in childhood neurobiological disorders (Autism, ADHD, allergies. If they do not treat adults or your condition, they might be able to refer you to someone in your area who can.
Australia & New Zealand
Mindd Foundation trains practitioners in conjunction with the Medical Academy of Paediatric Special Needs (MAPS) in Integrative Healthcare and Biomedicine in Australia and New Zealand.