Queen City Health Center is proud to bring you the highest level of holistic healthcare available today. We are more than just another Charlotte chiropractor. Many chiropractors will simply employ a few cracks or adjustments to reduce pain in problem areas. They may even prescribe a medication or a surgical procedure for larger ailments that would need many months of chiropractic adjustments to fix. But, if you’ve ever experienced the side effects of medicines or seen cancer return after years of chemo and surgery, then you know that most conventional treatments often fail to get to the root of — let alone solve — the majority of today’s health problems.
At Queen City Health Center, our South Charlotte chiropractic doctors believe that great health is achieved through habitual lifestyle changes that encourage your body to heal itself at maximum levels. Rather than simply covering up symptoms and reducing pain, our practice teaches and employs the following 5 principles to tailor and prescribe a rigorous lifestyle regimen that’s designed to get results. Our aim is to help you maximize your health and life long-term, and to educate you on the true meaning of health so that you no longer yield to dependency on conventional medical treatments.
These principles can be summed up in one easy-to-remember acronym: D.R.E.A.M.
D = Diet
Food is the fuel necessary for your body to be able to function on a daily basis. You may have heard the saying, “you get out what you put in.” The same is true with food. If you eat a diet high in carbohydrates and low in nutrients and healthy fats, you may start to feel symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, stress or even depression. That’s because your body uses nutrients from food to heal itself, and it must be healing at maximum levels for you to be healthy.
R = Rest
It’s no secret that sleep reduces stress. Resting at regular intervals is essential to reducing cortisol, the stress hormone that negatively impacts your health and causes your body to hold on to fat. If you’re looking to lose weight, feel better overall, and achieve a better quality of life, make sure you’re getting an adequate amount of sleep each night (at least 8 hours). Other forms of rest, which will also enhance your body’s natural detoxification methods, include taking time out for yourself to do something you enjoy or to get pampered, such as getting a massage.
E = Exercise
Regular exercise increases oxygen supply to your body and mind, allowing you to burn fat and create lean muscle. Studies show that consistent exercise is as good or better at reducing depression, without all the side effects of antidepressant medications. Furthermore, exercise that raises and lowers your heart rate at short, specific intervals, helps regulate the hormones necessary for maximum health.
A = Adjustments
Without nerve supply, your cells, tissues, organs and systems would be completely unable to function. The spine is your nervous system’s central hub, and serves as the medium through which all nerve supply flows. Daily habits that encourage poor posture, such as sitting at a computer or frequent texting, often cause spinal misalignment, which reduces nerve supply to the body’s vital systems. The result is that your organs are unable to function at maximum levels. You may experience symptoms like poor digestion, decreased energy or headaches. These, and more, are often signs of poor nerve supply, and can be remedied through chiropractic spinal adjustments.
M = Mental Attitude
A healthy mind is a balanced mind. Balance is achieved through adequate sleep, stress management, and relationship building. In order to maximize your health, you must have a healthy mental attitude about life and the steps necessary to achieve your goals. A positive mind is key to implementing the rest of the above principles and following through with your overall lifestyle plan.