By Dr. Darren Hart
If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have taken the traditional medicine approach, you might be under the impression that diabetes is something you’ll have to deal with for the rest of your life. A type 2 diabetic who goes to a chiropractor for care, on the other hand, is well aware that chiropractic care can help the body heal itself, which can reverse diabetes and promote healthful, disease-free living. So what accounts for the different outlook between the health care professionals? It all comes down to the approach that each takes to disease. In this article, I will break down the different approaches to type 2 diabetes and shed some light on why chiropractic care is quickly becoming the preferred care choice for type 2 diabetics.
The medical care approach typically manages symptoms by prescribing medications. That’s why the treatment a type 2 diabetic will get through traditional healthcare is typically a medicinal cocktail. The problem with this approach is twofold: first, the world of medicine sees type 2 diabetes as a blood sugar issue. In reality, spiked blood sugar levels are merely a byproduct of an underlying issue with the digestive and nervous systems. So one with type 2 diabetes will likely be prescribed medication to lower their blood sugar, but the very issue driving the blood sugar increase is left untouched. The second problem with the traditional medical approach is that the medicine generally prescribed to deal with blood sugar levels has been linked repeatedly to increased risk for heart and cardiovascular disease. So not only does the prescribed medicine bypass the real issue with type 2 diabetes, it’s harmful to boot!
Chiropractors remove the obstructions from the spine, thus allowing the body to function properly; and a body that functions properly can reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes.
The chiropractic approach to diabetic care is 180 degrees from the symptom-based approach favored with conventional care. Seek chiropractic care for your type 2 diabetes and you’ll learn that high blood sugar is not the reason your pancreas is malfunctioning. Chiropractors will hone in on the relationship between your spine and your digestive and nervous system to get to the root of your problem – an under performing central nervous system.
If your spine has obstructions or is misaligned, your digestive system and pancreas (and in turn, your blood sugar levels) may be seriously affected. Chiropractors remove the obstructions from the spine, thus allowing the body to function properly; and a body that functions properly can reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes.
In a final difference from the traditional medical approach, chiropractors work with patients long-term on lifestyle and nutritional choices in addition to their work of correcting the spinal obstructions causing the pancreas to malfunction in the first place. Conventional care may just send you out the door with a prescription, but a chiropractor takes a holistic view and helps patients with everything from spinal alignment to nutritional choices.
To sum it all up, the chiropractic view is that you can reverse diabetes and live healthfully, while the medical view is often that type 2 diabetes is a “forever” disease.
Dr Darren Hart has been serving the Atascadero community for over 20 years and is passionate about holistic, natural and sustainable health. Hart Family Chiropractic is located at 3546 El Camino Real, in Atascadero. For questions or to make an appointment call (805) 466-6378 To learn more visit the website: http://hartfamilychiro.com Free Consults