In 2000 pharmaceutical companies sold, by one estimate, over $96 BILLION in drugs to treat symptoms of digestive related conditions, such as drugs to control symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, gas, irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhea and other digestive disorders. Sales are undoubtedly much greater than that now. Commonly these drugs come with unwanted side effects, and do not actually heal the cause of the problems.
Many people are unaware that holistically oriented chiropractors are well suited to provide relief to patients with digestive disorders, without the need for drugs.
The simplest and oldest approach to chiropractic care is solely manual manipulation of the spine. Many chiropractors still confine themselves to this approach, and the majority of healthcare consumers view chiropractors in that light. Vast advances have been made in the chiropractic profession, however, since the emergence of the specialized chiropractic discipline of applied kinesiology (A.K.) that made profound health discoveries in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Dr. Anderson has years of training in A.K. and believes that it is the best way to approach understanding functional digestive health problems, which are by far the greatest number of occurrences. Functional problems mean that symptoms can disappear, without the need for drugs, when physiology is balanced by leading edge natural therapies.
There are several means by which the nervous system controls digestive function. The vagus nerve exits from the brain stem and runs near the atlas bone, innervating all the major organs of digestion, and functions to stimulate the digestive process. The sympathetic nerves coming out of the thoracic & lumbar regions and the sacral parasympathetic nerve fibers in the lower back are other major areas controlling the pace of digestion. Spinal misalignment in any of these regions can lead to neurological compromise and altered digestive function. There are gentle and powerful ways to adjust the spine and cranium without using force. Dr. Anderson employs these methods as well as traditional spinal adjusting.
When specific chiropractic adjustments realign bone structure to reduce compression on spinal and cranial nerves, there can be a restoration of function to organs that have been deficient in nerve and blood supply.
Dietary modification, nutritional supplementation, herbal remedies and frequency healing are additional critical parts of the integrated approach that are employed at Healing By Design to help patients normalize their digestive and elimination systems.
If you are suffering from bloating, heart burn, abdominal pain, IBS, ulcerative colitis, ulcers, nausea, diarrhea, and/or indigestion, please consult with Dr. Anderson to arrange an examination that may bring to light areas of your body that can be naturally balanced to help alleviate and properly address these symptoms.