The chiropractic philosophy is based on the following belief statements:
• All bodily functions are connected and the healing process involves the entire body.
• A healthy nervous system, particularly the spine, is the key to a healthy body. The spinal cord carries information throughout the body and is responsible for all bodily functions including voluntary movements (such as walking) and involuntary functions (such as breathing). When the systems of the body are in balance, it is called homeostasis. Disorders of the bones, muscles, and nerves can disrupt homeostasis and increase the risk of disease and other health problems.
• When body systems are in harmony, the human body has the remarkable ability to maintain health and heal itself.