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Chiropractic: A Natural Solution for Better Health

Do painkillers fix your health problems? Do drugs cure you or correct the causes of your pain? Is medication actually helping you or does it possibly cause more damage?

Though it isn’t required, many of my patients consult my clinic after getting a referral from their GP. More consult my practice on their own accord after being dissatisfied with the solutions that their GPs propose for their health problems. 

Almost daily, my patients complain to me that the only health solutions offered by their GPs are medications or prescribed painkillers. Nowadays, most people who attend my clinic are not happy to take more over the counter pills or prescribed drugs.

You don’t have to be a ‘healthnut’ to take on this viewpoint. I see retired people, pregnant women, mothers, students and office workers who all prefer to avoid medications if possible. For most people, it just makes sense to fix things as naturally as possible when it comes to the body and their health concerns.

I think humans innately know that trying to achieve health through unnatural ways is not good for them. I do not intend in any way to criticise  the medical profession as their presence is so important to so many people.  But even medical professionals are quick to admit that many common medications have possible side effects and that prolonged use of medications may cause future complications. Other problems with pharmaceuticals include mistakenly consuming incorrect dosages or even mix ups in hospitals or pharmacies with giving out the wrong medications. The research and the statistics are out there that support the numerous mistakes with medications. Nowadays it has become more mainstream for all people, even medical doctors, to support natural ways of staying healthy.

So, why the trend toward natural ways to help the body stay healthy?

We all know that our bodies require natural foods to stay healthy. Drugs, pills, chemicals and anything artificial is not something our bodies are designed to process. Foods that are consumed in their whole and natural form are more in alignment with the biochemistry of our bodies and easier for us to process. Pharmaceuticals, though helpful to those with specifically diagnosed needs, contain an array of potentially harmful chemical and artificial ingredients that may produce various side effects.

Medications don’t ‘fix’ or ‘cure’ the actual health problem, but rather fool your body into ‘thinking’ or ‘feeling’ that your are well. Usually medications offer a false sense of well-being because they make symptoms less noticable. They often cause a change in the production of this hormone or that receptor in the body. This tricks the body into ‘thinking’ that all is ok. You may then go on with your regular activities and may not be giving the body the necessary time required to heal.

Taking control of your health requires that you shift your normal beliefs about pain and symptoms to how the body expresses health, displays potential problems and how the body adapts, functions and heals.

Your body is programmed for survival and for health. For example, we get high fevers to kill off bacteria or infections in the body. We perspire to cool down and to maintian our body’s constant core temperature. Joints get swollen and inflamed after an injury so they become more stable and less moveable which allows damaged tissues the time to heal. If we ingest  bad food, we may vomit or get diarrhea to expel the damaging bacteria. This is the body’s way of maintaining balance and expressing its natural built in defense mechanisms.

So, what happens if we take a pill or potion to suppress these expressions of health? We may feel better. All signs of the problem may seem to disappear. But what happens next? Perhaps we may experience a side effect. Read on to hear my story…

I personally had a horrible experience with NSAIDS which are commonly prescribed or purchased over the counter. (NSAIDS are non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs).  I developed a severe stomach ulcer at the age of 24. I was prescribed ibuprofen (This is an anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAID. This drug is available over the counter in the US and the UK and is often an ingredient in nurofen, paracetamol or motrin). This medication was prescribed by an orthopaedic medical doctor for a foot injury I sustained during my ballet training. I continued with my dance rehearsals and  felt no pain. Was I cured? When I finished bottle of  ibruprofen,  I discovered I was not cured but in even worse pain than before. I was in agony. I realised that I was doing myself more harm because I was dancing on an injured foot, not allowing it to heal. Although I didn’t feel any pain whilst dancing, I certainly was not giving my body what it needed to get well. Then a stomach ulcer appeared 4 years later. I know it was because of my use of ibruprofen. I was regularly prescribed anti-inflammatories for my injuries throughout my dance career. I often needed to perform, despite injuries and I listened to my medical doctor.  In any case, it was apparent to me that medications were interfering with my inborn defense system. I found out the hard way that complications or side effects do occur from using a medication regularly.

Often painkillers give you a false sense of wellness.  This means you don’t give the body the time required to heal. This may result in  a relapse of symptoms, extended healing times and sometimes permanent damage.

So, what is the solution?

Dr Joe Mercola, a well respected health professional (www.mercola.com) says the following, “Care, not treatment, is the answer. Drugs, surgery and hospitals are rarely the answer to chronic health problems. Facilitating the God-given healing capacity that all of us have is the key. Improving the diet, exercise and lifestyle are basic.”

Chiropractic is a lifestyle habit that can help with the body’s healing and function. The body has a master control system called the nervous system which is responsible for controlling and coordinating all internal functions. Interference with this system can disrupt the healing capacity of your body. Chiropractors assure the smooth running of this system by giving gentle adjustments to misaligned spinal bones.  If the blockages to the nerves are removed your body has a greater chance of expressing health, adapting and healing.

This is natural and  non invasive way to stay healthy.

You are responsible for your health, your lifestyle habits and the health choices you make.

So, what sounds better to you;

  • natural or chemical?
  • prevention or crisis, suffering  and treatments?
  • healing from the outside or healing from the inside?
  • maintaining health or fighting diseases and conditions?
  • balance or imbalance?

Chiropractic make sense.

To find out more please go to www.londonchiropractor.com or stop by our north London clinic.

 Highgate Chiropractic, 174 Archway Road, London N6 5BB, Tel : 020 8341 2212 , www.highgatechiropractic.com

Dr. Angela Grove is a Doctor of Chiropractic. She trained at Life University’s College of Chiropractic (www.life.edu) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and has been in practice for 9 years. She is fully qualified with the General Chiropractic Council of the UK. She continues to attend regular seminars in continuing education, clinical research, chiropractic technique and philosophy, as well as courses in health, fitness and personal development. She also enjoys practicing yoga, pilates, meditation, rollerblading, snowboarding and running.

Dr. Angela Grove in her Highgate practice

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Pay According To Your Means – London Chiropractic Clinic

We have introduced a new improved payment system. This is a unique and friendly system that allows everyone to receive the benefits of chiropractic. 
 
This change to our payment scheme has been very exciting for our staff and for our patients and even more exciting for Dr. Angela Grove. This is because she feels this system, called the ‘honour system’ or ‘box on the wall’, is congruent with her purpose as a principled chiropractor and as a healthcare professional who wants to make a difference in people’s lives.
 
Read on and spread the good news about more affordable healthcare in London!
 
The purpose of chiropractic is to maximise health by removing subluxations, or areas of the spine that block off the healing power of the nervous system. Read below and decide for yourself how important maintaining spinal health is to you and your family.
 
If you choose chiropractic, then please call our London clinic to book in for a free pre-consultation. This is a free session which is available to all who have an interest in improving their health naturally. You can also book a free pre-consultation at www.londonchiropractor.com or on www.highgatechiropractic.com.
 
How important is a chiropractic adjustment?  My experience is that it always enhances an individual’s health, and everyone, young and old, benefit from regular chiropractic care. This is because adjustments allow for more efficient transmission of information in the body. Your body is programmed for health so when the communication within your spine is clear you function better. This means you have a greater chance of being healthy. Everyone deserves the gift of health so I established a way for all people to receive chiropractic adjustments called the Honour System.
What is The Honour Fee or Box on the Wall System?  This is a system of paying according to your means. This allows for everyone to receive the benefits of chiropractic and also allow entire familes to receive chiropractic adjustments. The suggested fee is £30 for an adult, or £50 for your first visit (consultation and examination). Please pay as close to this amount as you are able – it may be more, it may be less, it may be the exact amount.

 How can I support this system?

  • Please refer others to this practice. Tell your friends about our unique service.
  • Get your spine checked regularly.
  • Encourage your family to stay healthy with chiropractic.

Thank you for the opportunity to be your chiropractor. It is a pleasure to serve the people of London principled chiropractic. 

Dr. Angela Grove

Chiropractor

Please note: We are a private clinic. We are NOT paid by the NHS. Our operations rely solely on your payments.

Highgate Chiropractic, 174 Archway Road (A1), Highgate, London, N6 5BB, Tel: 020 8341 2212

www.highgatechiropractic.com or www.londonchiropractor.com

We have free parking.

Free session is available Monday through Thursday.

BUPA and most insurances cover chiropractic treatment. Please check with your provider.