The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental concepts:
1) the structure and condition of the body influences how the body functions and its ability to heal itself; and
2) the mind-body relationship is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing processes.
shares much with other health professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy
distinguishes it from modern medicine. Chiropractic philosophy gravitates toward a
holistic ("total person") approach to healing which combines elements of the
mind, body and spirit and maintains that health depends on obedience to natural laws, and
that deviation from such laws can result in illness.
patient recuperative abilities rather than surgery
blends an effective combination of conviction, critical thinking, open-mindedness, and
appreciation of the natural order of things. Chiropractic focuses on the establishment and
maintenance of a relationship between patients and their environment which is most
conducive to functional well-being.