A system of health care that recognizes the innate healing capacities of the body and seeks to remove impediments to the body’s natural ability to heal itself. “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” The profession focuses on the idea that the cause of many disease processes begin with the body’s inability to adapt to its environment, and often places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, and wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health.

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