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The Battle

The Battle

Are you a mechanist or a vitalist?

tug of war

Each model sees you and your health challenge differently. Which approach makes sense to you?

The Mechanists

The established health care model sees the body as a machine, with parts that wear out or need attention. It has spawned an army of specialists who see you as merely the sum of your parts. Examples of these disciplines include:

  • Internists
  • Urologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Orthopedists

Intervention usually involves drugs to change the function of the body by artificially changing blood chemistry.

The Vitalists

The emerging model is more holistic and recognizes the interactivity of the mind, body and spirit. Because you are self-healing, vitalists see you as being greater than the sum of your parts. Examples include:

  • Chiropractors
  • Acupuncturists
  • Homeopaths
  • Naturopaths

Care is designed to help restore your body’s balance and integrity. Aches or pains are merely signs of some other underlying problem.

Best of Both

Chiropractors observe the mechanics of the spine, but see the whole-body effects of a compromised nervous system. Find out how the vitalistic, patient-centered approach to health care represented by chiropractic can help you naturally, without drugs or surgery.