Chiropractic vs Acupuncture

I get a lot of questions about chiropractic vs acupuncture; whether or not they’re the same, how they’re different. Are they complementary? Can you do both at the same time?

If you’ve been listening to me for any length of time, you know that chiropractic corrects spinal misalignments that affect how the brain communicates to the body.

Think about the electrical system of the body. When you look at your home, you’ve got a power source coming into the home. Wires carry that electrical power to all of your outlets and all of your light switches, and that makes things work. The source of the body’s power is the brain, and the messages are carried down the spinal cord, across the spinal nerves to all of your body parts and that’s how they get their energy.

A misalignment of the spine may interfere with those messages from brain to body. So by correcting misalignments of the spine, we are literally freeing up the electrical system of the body so that the messages can run across the nerves the way they’re supposed to, or across the wires the way they’re supposed to, on a physical level. We’re impacting the physical transmission of the nerve impulses.

Now acupuncture works on chi, or life force. What acupuncture does is it frees up the energy flow, but not from an electrical standpoint across the nerves. It’s more like that chi, or that life force, can get bound up in different areas along the energy meridians, and acupuncture frees that up.

Both chiropractic and acupuncture have many positive effects, and both chiropractic and acupuncture are effective.

So I hope this has been helpful on outlining chiropractic vs acupuncture. If you are considering seeing a chiropractor or an acupuncturist, I’d love to chat with you to see if we’d be a good fit. If it turns out that acupuncture is the right thing for you, I’ve got a couple of recommendations I can make. So feel free to reach out. Remember the consultation is always free. If you wonder if chiropractic vs acupuncture is the right route for you, I’m happy to help.