Chiropractic is a wholistic approach to health, targeting imbalances within the nervous system. Gentle adjustments are applied to spinal and or peripheral joints to enable the nervous system to help the body return to homeostasis, thus encouraging the body to recover more quickly from injury or maintain a higher level of wellness.
The WHO Definition
World Health Organization, Guidelines on Chiropractic, 2005
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.