Chiropractic is concerned with the relationship between the structure and function of your body. It is well known that if things aren’t built well they won’t last. This is especially true when it comes to your body. At IWG we recognize that many factors affect your health, including exercise, nutrition, sleep, environment and heredity. We focus on maintaining your health naturally to help your body resist disease, rather than simply treat the symptoms of disease.
Chiropractors work with the spine, not just because it’s often the source of neck and back pain, but because it houses and protects the central nervous system – that system which monitors, controls and regulates all body function, and allows the body to adapt to internal and external influences.
People who suffer with structure – function problems with their musculoskeletal system are often encouraged by their doctor to “exercise” and “stay flexible”. The problem is most people are never given the knowledge or tools to accomplish this. IWG realizes that each patient has specific needs, so individual exercise / strengthening programs are developed for patients. When properly performed physical therapy can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being, including reduced injury, increased bone, muscle, tendon and ligament strength, improved joint function, increased metabolism and improved cardiac function just to name a few.
Have you ever lost weight only to have it come back? Have you tried multiple programs in the past with nearly the same results each time? At IWG we know that there are two key causes for those who suffer with weight issues: 1) toxicity 2) inflammation. In fact, for many who deal with weight issues, toxicity and inflammation frequently is what’s frustrating their weight loss attempts. Just restricting calories is a recipe for disaster and inevitably leads to failure…certainly not to restoration of health. Unless these two damaging causes are addressed, it is likely that one will find themselves continually hitting the wall.
Permanent Weight Loss
The answer to effective, long term weight loss is addressing the underlying causes of obesity and disease.
What you put at the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle. Food is the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease, which will account for over 50 million deaths and cost the global economy $47 trillion by 2030. All you need to do is eat your medicine and think of your grocery store as your pharmacy. Beyond simply being a mechanism for conveying calories, food is a source of special ingredients that can prevent and treat disease and transform your health.
Phytonutrients aren’t calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. They’re molecules that interact with your biology, switching on your DNA to heal your body. That’s why at IWG we work with our patients individually to uncover specific foods that will begin the healing process and help them reach optimum health.
The phytonutrients in food have medicinal properties that enhance your health through improving the function of genes and metabolism.
There’s no denying the power of massage. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
When undergoing a treatment with Western medicine, the doctor typically asks “are the benefits worth the risks?” Those who have acupuncture performed to treat an issue, don’t need to ask that question. Acupuncture has virtually no side effects or risks. Instead, it only offers potential benefits. It is always worth trying acupuncture prior to anything more invasive or drastic. The list of acupuncture benefits could fill volumes. Ask your doctor at IWG how a acupuncture could benefit you.