Optimize Your Health with Gonstead Chiropractic Technique

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Have you heard of Gonstead chiropractic? Gonstead technique is a type of Chiropractic technique developed in the United States. What makes it different from the regular chirpractic method is it’s specifity of adjustments and the more detailed analysis which includes history taking, visualization, the use of nervoscope, static and motion palpation and X-ray analysis.

Contrary to what most people believe, chiropractic isn’t synonymous to the Filipino tradition of “hilot.” Chiropractic specialists detects and removes subluxations which allows your spine to move properly and your body to function better. Subluxation is a misalignment and dysfunction of the vertebrae. The dysfunction compromises the normal functioning of your nerves and can influence your overall health and wellness.

A chiropractic adjustment involves a specific force applied to a vertebra aimed at correcting spinal subluxations, The goal of the adjustments is to restore proper motion, improve spinal function and remove interference from the nervous system. Psst.ph recently was privileged to interview Dr. Daniel Su, a Gonstead Chiropractic specialist who does his practice in the Philippines. Dr. Su holds clinic at the Spinal Care Chiropractic in Bonifacio Global Center, Taguig City.

Dr. Daniel Su, Gonstead Chiropractic Specialist
Dr. Daniel Su, Gonstead Chiropractic Specialist

What most people don’t know is that we can benefit a lot from chiropractic care, particularly with the gonstead method. Chiropractic has a a lot of benefits namely: improve brain function, hormonal imbalance, stronger skeletal system, reduce scoliosis, prevent spinal degeneration, improve posture, reduce osteoporosis, improve fertility, mobility, balance and stability, reflexes, coordination, stamina, flexibility, strength, quality of skin, sleep, improves digestion, stronger immune system, metabolism regulation, blood sugar level regulation, improve vision, hearing, taste and sensation, behavior and moods, memory enhancement and a whole lot more!

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Even pregnant women under chiropractic care can benefit from less back pain, reduced pelvic and round ligament discomfort, reduction in pre-eclampsia, detection, prevention and correction of fetal malposition, shorter labor times, less back labor, reduced need for pain medication, more comfort while breastfeeding, greater production of breast milk and less incidence of post partum depression.

Dr. Daniel Su also discussed the contributing factors to poor posture and causes of improper spinal development. Among those mentioned were the likes of: intra-utrine constraint, infant furniture, birth trauma, back packs (especially for grade school children whose bags are heavier than their actual weight), lack of exercise, text neck, sleeping habits, physical trauma and footwear choices.

Good posture along with proper spine alignment is equals to optimal function of the body. All one need to do is to be checked by a licensed and professional chiropractor. Chiropractic care has become the third largest healthcare profession and it’s the top alternative approach to Western and traditional medicine.

Dr. Su, adjusting a female patient
Dr. Su, adjusting a female patient

Did you know that even babies can also benefit as much if they’ll be checked by a chiropractor doctor? The importance of including regular preventative chiropractic checkups for children and babies are equally important with their rapid spine development and nervous system in the first years of life. Chiropractors specializes in the detection and correction of nervous system so you can be assured your baby to grow with true health and maximize his or her potentials.

Dr. Su adjusting a toddler's spine
Dr. Su adjusting a toddler’s spine

Is chiropractic adjustment painful?

No it’s not painful at all,” assured Dr. Su. “If the kids and babies can tolerate it, why can’t you? Even an adult with less pain tolerance can try it with us and for sure they will be happy with the results.”

Dr.Su also warned us about the harmful effects of prolonged sitting. “Sitting is the new smoking,” he says. Prolonged sitting decreases life expectancy, leads to chronic disease and further injury, causes muscular imbalances and affects every major system in the body. Why is that so? That’s because our body was not designed to properly support such position long-term. Prolonged sitting is synonymous to physical inactivity which had a lot of adverse health effects.

“At Spinal Care, we focus on each patient’s wellness approach. We cover managing stress and extend our services with sound advice on living a healthy lifestyle, proper diet and nutrition. It is the answer to improving one’s total well-being and a great alternative to painful, risky, expensive and oftentimes unnecessary medical procedures,” said Dr. Su.

Spinal Care Chiropractic is located at 9th floor of Menarco Tower 32ndStreet, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For inquiries, please call 816.3982, 0917 842.6160 or email info@spinalcareph.com. You may also visit www.spinalcareph.com and Like Spinal Care Chiropractic on Facebook.

Vance Madrid

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