Take a More Holistic Approach to Your Health | What is a Holistic Chiropractor?

Take a More Holistic Approach to Your Health | What is a Holistic Chiropractor?

Do you believe that you’re a whole being or merely just the sum of your parts?

If you hurt your knee, would you expect just your knee to be assessed or would you entertain the idea that in fact your knee pain is just a secondary issue.

A holistic view of the body would see the knee pain as a contributing factor to what’s going on in the WHOLE body –  in this case that your hip and your foot could be contributing to your knee problem.

At Open Space Healing we focus on holistic chiropractic.


What is a Chiropractor?

A Chiropractor works with your spine, brain and nervous system.

As Chiropractors’ we’re interested in the bones of your spine (aka the vertebrae)

You brain sends messages down the spinal cord (inside the spine) and that message comes out through the nerves, which go everywhere in your body.

It’s important that your brain can communicate with wherever those nerves are going AND for them to also be able to talk back to your brain.

Sometimes due to the different stressors in life you can have areas of your spine that move out of alignment – we call this a subluxation (less than a dislocation).

When this a subluxation is left as it is for a long period of time, it can start to impact the way your brain is communicating to that nerve (and where the nerve is going).

It’s our job as Chiropractor’s to remove this subluxation and make sure your spine is in the correct alignment so that your brain can talk to your body (and vice versa) 24/7, 7 days a week.

Picture this…

You’re making your bed in the morning…

You bend over to fix the sheet and all of a sudden your back gives way on you.

You’ve made your bed thousands of times, so was this the “straw that broke the camel’s back”?

Or was it that the years of dysfunction over many years, that lead up to the point where your body couldn’t handle any longer?

Stressors on your body add up over time…

  • Making your bed
  • An argument with your kids or your partner
  • A huge to-do list
  • Poor posture

Until one day it reaches breaking point and the painful symptoms (such as your back pain) occur.

There is a long list of things that happen before you get to this point – these are known as stressors.

These accumulations (or “straws”) can come in the form of 3 things:

  1. Physical stress – bumps, falls, car accidents, daily poor posture
  2. Mental & Emotional stress – busyness, poor relationships and crazy kids
  3. Chemical stress – that you’re consuming or being exposed to regularly

Benefits of seeing a Holistic Chiropractor

As Holistic Chiropractors it’s our job to identify what these stressors are and educate you on lifestyle practices that could be contributing to your pain and dysfunction.

The benefit of this is faster healing (for longer) and increased vitality.

At Open Space Healing we have a Holistic Coaching background, meaning we’re well placed to help you live your most vital life.

So if you’re looking for a wonderful team of Holistic Chiropractors…and you live in Perth, Western Australia – we know the perfect place for you! To find out more click here

Now remember…by healing yourself, you inspire your tribe and transform your world. Yours in great health,

Dr Andy + Dr Jacinta x

Andy and Jacinta