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Javizy wrote: Chiropractic is based on a fairy tale that makes Scientology look sane. People take the credibility of these kinds of treatments for granted (I did) but they have no scientific basis and can be dangerous. There have been a few stories recently about chiropractors causing nerve damage, and if people knew more about its origins, they probably wouldn’t deem it worth $100/hour. This slideshow tells the story for those who don’t know it.
I’ve tried lots of different treatments to try and improve my “RSI”, including osteopathy, deep tissue massage, acupuncture and physiotherapy. I’ve also done a load of different postural correction and muscle loosening routines from different books. They make me feel better, but when I wake up in the morning the inflammation is always there. If you don’t remove the source, no amount of stretching or manipulation is going to cure your problem.
Anything with -itis in its name is caused by inflammation. In fact, these conditions are nothing but different labels for inflammation, which is one reason to relax. If you want to relieve chronic inflammation, resolving dysbiosis is priority #1. At the same time you need to ensure you’re not encouraging the production of proinflammatory eicosanoids from your diet. Things to watch out for are nuts and brans, and a lack of omega-3s. Other things that help are oral hygiene, light exercise and vagus nerve stimulation. Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to muscle weakness and a host of inflammatory conditions.
The hardest thing is balancing the gut flora and having the patience to follow it through. Balancing high omega-6 levels can take a long time (they have a half-life of two years) but increased omega-3 intake can make a difference quite quickly. You should find the blog Cooling Inflammation helpful.
By the way, vagus nerve stimulation is the opposite of what you’re doing when you stress and worry about this. Stress can cause massive amounts of inflammation and depress the immune system. It’s just about the worst thing you can do for candida or any -itis condition.
We live in a world where almost anything can be dangerous if not done correctly. A bad chiropractor could screw you up, sure. Obviously, so can a “doctor” that prescribes antibiotics to people (why I’m here). You can find incompetence in any field of employment. I brought up chiropractic because Arijana mentioned bad discs and pain from pressing nerves. This is the kind of thing chiropractors deal with all day every day. It doesn’t require a stretch of the imagination to understand that a pinched nerve could impair muscle function, since we all know muscles are controlled by nerves. I know of many success stories involving chiropractic. I personally know of people that have been able to avoid spinal surgery just by getting their back or neck adjusted by a chiropractor. For a long time I had back issues that no amount of stretching would fix; a single trip to a chiropractor eliminated the pain.
I was not claiming that chiropractic would fix any dysbiosis. That obviously needs to be addressed as well. But you can rid the body of all dysbiosis and potentially still have mechanical issues with discs and pressed nerves. If you’ve had less-than-stellar experiences with a chiropractor, that’s fine. I have experienced otherwise.
Your slideshow link didn’t work, by the way. Also, chiropractors here in the states are not so expensive!