INTRODUCTION TO CHIROPRACTIC
An intelligence runs your body. It organises, controls and coordinates all of your body’s different functions, from how each individual cell works to how you grow, heal and adapt to the changing demands that you place upon your body throughout your lifetime. Your heart beats, you breathe, you walk, talk, move and do all of the amazing things that you do without any real conscious effort on your part thanks to this inborn, or innate, intelligence.
Problems arise because of how we use and abuse our bodies: the accidents we have, the postures we adopt, the chemicals we ingest all place stress on the body. As we are exposed to more and more stress layers of tension build within the body, the body distorts to accommodate this tension, and the tension and these distortions interfere with how the body works. Before we know it life isn’t as easy as it once was: a rigidity sets in and the body can’t adapt and change like it once did. Physically you may struggle to recover from accidents, illness and injuries, or you have to put a lot of effort into the things that you once did effortlessly. Chemically you might develop sensitivities or allergies, you might not digest food like you used to, or your hormone balance might be disrupted. If you’re on medication you might find you need to increase your dose, or start rotating through different combinations just to get the same effect. Emotionally you might become stuck in how you feel – depressed, or angry, or sad – without the opportunity to enjoy life’s ups and downs.
Most patients start chiropractic care at this point in their life. They talk about how their body isn’t working properly, how it doesn’t do what it used to do, how it’s not healing itself and how this affects how they work, play and experience life. Essentially they’re describing what we chiropractors refer to as a subluxation: interference to the expression of the intelligence that runs the body; interference to their potential to be as healthy as they could be; interference to their potential to be all that they can be.
What I do as a chiropractor is examine how your body is working, identify where the stress is stored and how your body has distorted as a result. Usually I address the distortions and enable your body to release the tension by making very light contacts: like pressing the reset button on a computer I’ll make contact and then I’ll get out of the way to allow your body to change. Some people notice a change in their breathing; some stretch out as their body releases the tension that it’s been holding on to; some might experience different sensations, thoughts and emotions and may remember the experiences that caused stress initially. Typically people find they feel more relaxed and just melt onto the table. Subsequent appointments address deeper layers of tension, releasing more and more interference and helping you return to a better state of health, a state where you can adapt, heal and change as you were born to do.
PARKING: some on street parking is available (for up to 90 minutes) in either Church Street, Codicote Road or the High Street, otherwise parking is usually available at the Parish Council offices in Lockleys Dr, (postcode AL6 9NT and shown above), further down Lockleys Drive, or in Dicket Mead. Our office is only a short walk away.
To reach Welwyn Chiropractic at Wellingham House
Approximately 50 yards from Mill Lane, you will find large old black doors, just to the left of No. 15 Hairdressers - look for ‘Wellingham House’ on the doors.
Go through into the courtyard. There is one step down in front of you, so please be careful. There is a hand rail to your left.
Remember - PLEASE MIND THE STEP
Enter the building by the first white door on your left and Welwyn Chiropractic is on your left through the brown door, to the left of the stairs.
When you arrive, please come in and take a seat. Should you need them, the toilets are upstairs, second door on the right.