Nowadays most people, especially those who experience trouble losing weight, are exploring chiropractic care as a noninvasive, medicine-free solution to weight loss. Even with the most regimented diets, most people remain unsuccessful in losing weight and keeping it away. Diseases such as IBS, chronic pain, and even depression can infringe a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. The medications for any of these afflictions can also effect the difficultly of achieving and keeping a person’s overall health goals.
For this reason, contemporary medical experts have advocated for an all-round approach when tackling weight loss concerns. This means the inclusion of nutritional guidance, behavior modification, and physical activity. This is where chiropractic help can make a difference, it helps reduce the stress of weight loss. Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to treating health issues. Rather than just treating the individual symptom of excess weight, chiropractors strive for complete wellness via a variety of treatments.
Spinal adjustment: This is the core treatment within chiropractic. Adjustments can help take pressure off the spinal cord, joints, and tendons. It can also improve flexibility and posture. This frees the patient from a variety of aches and pains that may make it more difficult for them to move. Going to the gym is hard enough but, if you suffer from back pain it can be nearly impossible. An adjustment will help relieve the stress on your back so you don’t experience horrible aches when you’re going for a jog or lifting weights. Poor posture effects a number of factors that could be linked to your body impeding weight loss. For example, bad posture effects your circulation, which in turn could be preventing weight loss because your body can retain nutrients.
Functional Nutrition: Proper nutrition and a healthy diet is key in any good weight loss program. Chiropractors are particularly well equipped to devise customized nutrition plans for each patient. Because chiropractors take a holistic to medicine, they believe that nutrition is an important element, but not the only element. When you have multiple symptoms, these are often clues that your body is not functioning the way it should be. Rather than suppress those symptoms with natural or pharmaceutical agents, we want to “read” those symptoms to understand which systems of your body need support to get back on track and get you healthy again.
Exercise: The third part of any good chiropractic treatment plan for weight loss is exercise. There is really no way around the fact that if the body can burn more calories, it will lose weight more quickly. No diet pill or powder can replace the need for exercise. At Krieger Health Solutions we can help patients devise a sensible exercise program that will consider any limitations a patient may have and push, but not overexert, the body.
If you’re ready to find a holistic, reasonable solution to weight loss, it’s time to visit Krieger Health Solutions. We are currently offering several seminars—including a cleanse and inflammation management—that will help guide you through the weight loss journey. Dr. Krieger will give you the time and care needed to insure all your needs for weight loss are addressed in a safe and healthy way. Contact us today or give us a call.