When most people think of chiropractic care, they associate it with pain relief for conditions such as backaches or neck pain. However, chiropractic care goes far beyond pain management.

It is first and foremost a holistic approach to healthcare that recognizes the importance of the nervous system in maintaining overall health and well-being. In this article, we will explore how chiropractic care frequently improves conditions like asthma, insomnia, anxiety, and chronic headaches, as well as many other conditions that people commonly suffer with and take dangerous medication for.

…And why focusing on the spine is crucial to achieving optimal health.

The Master Control System: The Nervous System

The nervous system is the body’s master control and coordination system. It consists of the brain, spinal cord, and an intricate network of nerves that reach every organ, tissue, and cell in the body. The nervous system regulates all bodily functions, including breathing, digestion, circulation, and even emotions.

All of this takes place without your conscious awareness or effort. It requires a clear communication network to carry information from the body to the brain and messages back from the brain to the body.

Every Departure from Health Has Some Nervous System Imbalance

That sounds a little extreme but it’s true. The body is self-regulating and self-healing. Think about it! Your body has healed from numerous injuries and illnesses and it didn’t need any medication to do so. Maybe you had a cast put on a broken bone but the body did the healing.

It is essential to understand that every departure from health has an underlying nervous system imbalance. Whether it is the inability to sleep, chronic pain, or anxiety, these conditions are often rooted in dysfunction within the nervous system. By addressing these imbalances, chiropractic care can help restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

The Autonomic Nervous System: Balancing Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Systems

The autonomic nervous system consists of two branches: the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.

The sympathetic system is responsible for the body’s “fight-or-flight” response, activating during stressful situations.

On the other hand, the parasympathetic system promotes relaxation, rest, digestion, healing and recovery.

In many modern lifestyles, the sympathetic system is overactive, leading to chronic stress, anxiety, and a multitude of health problems. Chiropractic care helps to remove interference to these systems, helping to rebalance them. This allows the parasympathetic system to function optimally, reducing stress and promoting overall well-being.

Understanding Subluxation: The Key to Unlocking Health

Subluxation refers to misalignments in the spine that interfere with the proper functioning of the nervous system. These misalignments can result from physical trauma, poor posture,repetitive movements or positions, chemicals like drugs, or even emotional stress. When the spine is misaligned, it can disrupt nerve signals, leading to a wide range of health issues.

This is what chiropractors do! They remove the source of interference so the body can do what it does best…return to balance and heal.

Corrective Chiropractic Care: Addressing the Root Cause

Corrective chiropractic care focuses on identifying and correcting subluxations in the spine. By utilizing very specific spinal adjustments chiropractors help to restore proper alignment and function of the spine. As a result, nerve interference is removed, allowing the body to heal and function optimally.

The Goal: Restoring Balance and Promoting Health

The ultimate goal of chiropractic care is to remove nerve interference and restore the body to balance. This approach allows the body’s innate healing abilities to take over, resulting in improved overall health and well-being.

While pain relief may be the initial motivation for seeking chiropractic care, patients often experience improvements in other areas of their health that they didn’t expect.

The Impact of Corrective Chiropractic Care on Asthma, Insomnia, Anxiety, and Chronic Headaches

  1. Asthma: Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can be triggered by various factors, including stress and inflammation. Chiropractic care can alleviate nerve interference and reduce stress, helping to manage asthma symptoms and improve lung function.
  2. Insomnia: Sleep disturbances can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being. By addressing subluxations that may be contributing to insomnia, chiropractic care can help regulate the sleep-wake cycle and promote restful sleep. Poor sleep is almost always accompanied by an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system.
  1. Anxiety: Anxiety is a complex condition that involves both psychological and physiological components. Corrective chiropractic care can help rebalance the nervous system, reducing the overactivity of the sympathetic system and promoting relaxation.
  2. Chronic Headaches: Chronic headaches are often caused by tension, stress, or misalignments in the cervical spine. Chiropractic adjustments can alleviate these underlying causes, providing relief from chronic headaches.

And the list goes on and on. Does it not make sense that the body functions better when it is in balance?


Chiropractic care is not limited to pain relief; it is a comprehensive approach to health and well-being. By recognizing the crucial role of the nervous system in maintaining optimal health, chiropractors focus on removing nerve interference and restoring balance.

By addressing subluxations in the spine, chiropractic care can have a positive impact on conditions such as asthma, insomnia, anxiety, and chronic headaches. Don’t suffer any longer; consider chiropractic care as a holistic solution to improve your overall health and well-being.

About Dr. Berkowitz of Life Chiropractic:

Bringing more than 3 decades of practice experience, Dr. Bill Berkowitz focuses on balancing and corrective care, applying his expertise to provide patients with predictable, repeatable and measurable results.

Dr. Bill consistently strives to enhance the well-being of his patients by addressing the root imbalances of their problems and promoting optimal balance, alignment, and function of the spine and nervous system.

Bill’s wealth of knowledge and experience has allowed him to develop a nuanced understanding of the human body and its intricate connections. With each adjustment, he supports the body in returning to a state of balance that goes beyond mere symptom relief, focusing instead on long-term correction for his patients’ well-being.

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