Can Chiropractic ‘Cure’ My Ailments and Pain?

“Chiropractic emphasize the fact that when the patient’s state of the organism undergoes a departure from the ideally-well state, it is most likely due to an aberration in the internal dynamic — not an external factor. The goal is to restore resistance before a serious disease can develop.” Essential Principles of Chiropractic, Dr. Virgil Strang, D.C., Ph.C..

Can Chiropractors ‘Cure’ Ailments and Pain?

We do not. We simply remove the interference(s) in the nervous system that prevent(s) your body from functioning optimally. Sometimes, interferences in the nervous system impede that healing and functioning process, causing stuck patterns and a process of dis–ease.

Dis–ease is a cumulative process. It worsens overtime. When dis–ease happens long enough, the symptoms of the subsequent stuck patterns will become a ‘disease’, labelled by the characteristics of that disease.

The removal of dis–ease or healing is also a process. It is not a one-off event. When the healing process has reduced dis–ease to the point that the symptoms defining a ‘disease’ are no longer present for a period, we call it a ‘cure’.

The word ‘cure’ is event-oriented and misleading. Worse still, many individuals expect miracles and instant result(s) when their condition(s) had been built up over many years or their lifetime.

The symptom-oriented and event-oriented language of ‘disease’ and ‘cure’ obfuscate the fact that we are dealing with an intelligent nervous system that is always in a process of attempting to adapt and self-heal.

How Chiropractic Helps

There are many medical, surgical and non-invasive modalities to deal with ailments, pain and diseases.  These could be due to physical, mental, emotional, environmental and chemical factors.

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and non-drug alternative to alleviate your health ailments, pain and symptoms. If the conditions are prolonged and serious, X-rays and MRIs are required for analysis and recommendations of adjustment procedures and/or care plan. Some conditions may require medical or surgical interventions.

Typical Chiropractic adjustment techniques and interventions include:

– Identifying the underlying cause(s) that resulted in the conditions using the Zone Technique. This technique identifies which system(s) of the body (glandular, elimination, nerves, digestive, musculoskeletal and circulatory) have interference(s) with the nervous system. Essentially, this means that we try to remove the interference to the nervous system so that the brain can communicate with the spine and adjacent structures, organs and functions in the body, and vice versa, in a closed loop.

– Adjusting the spine, hips, upper and lower limbs, cranium, upper neck, etc using manual adjustments, instrument adjustments to help eliminate the cause(s).

– Using complementary Nutritional Assessment and Advisory, Traction, Orthotics and Exercise Management and Health/Well-Being Management.

After Chiropractic adjustments and other necessary interventions, the body will be in a more favorable state to deal with the symptoms. With that, the body will be able to tackle the symptoms and heal itself from the inside out.

Health Is a Choice

Yes, Chiropractic and complementary practices can help you achieve optimal health and remove the interferences in your nervous system that caused the pain, numbness and symptoms. There is no magic formula or cookie-cutter approach to good health, if you continue to ‘harm’ your body and your nervous system. Prevention is always better than cure!  Making the right choice and being consistent in your healthcare interventions is your best strategy to achieve optimal health.


Your Trusted
Chiropractor Singapore

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons) [Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist]

Dr. Chiro Pte. Ltd.

Hon. Treasurer, The Chiropractic Association of Singapore

Member of Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association


Get Creative in Sneaking Extra Fruits and Vegetables in Your Family’s Diet for Better Health

We all know that we should be eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. However, knowing and doing are two different things, aren’t they? Sometimes, it is just not easy to buy or eat the right food all at the same time. We are constantly tempted to fill up on convenience and junk food. If your family were anything like mine, they would rather fill up on a bag of chips, a bowl or plate of fried rice, noodles or pasta instead of trying an apple or a plate of steamed broccoli and carrots. We will have to be creative to change die-hard habits and food choices!


Here are some ideas to ‘sneak’ some extra vegetables and fruits in your family’s diet.

10 Healthy ‘Sneak’ Tips

  1. Start the day with a breakfast smoothie. All you have to do is to put some fruits, low-fat yogurt and ice in a blender. You may also want to add a scoop of protein powder for good measure. Blend for a few seconds and you have the perfect breakfast ready to go. I like to sip mine in a thermal cup on the way to work. You can also make different types of smoothie everyday just to keep it interesting and novel. To make it even more appealing for your children, use some frozen yogurt or a scoop of ice cream in the smoothie. They will be delighted that you are letting them have ice cream for breakfast!


  1. Make dried fruits an excellent snack any time of the day. Add some small portions of raisins in your children’s lunch boxes; pack some yogurt-covered raisins in your husband’s briefcase; and keep some natural dried fruit or vegetable snacks conspicuously around the house for snacking. No potato chips, please. You can also add dried fruits to oatmeal and whole grain cereal in the morning. You children would love those crispy banana chips in their breakfast cereal.


  1. Add some fruits and vegetables to your family’s sandwiches. You can add some cut banana, sliced apples or strawberry to a peanut butter sandwich. Top a chicken sandwich with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and preserved olives. You can even make a ‘sub shop style’ vegetable sandwich by adding different vegetables. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper, but avoid mayonnaise and cheese, as they are high in fat content.


  1. Create a salad bar for dinner. Set up a nice display of colourful variety of chopped vegetables with whole leaf lettuce as wraps, with baked chicken slices, salt/pepper, croutons, and several choices of salad dressing to suit your taste buds. You can find interesting Japanese salad dressing that appeal to Asian taste buds in our supermarkets. Let everybody create his or her own perfect salad.


  1. Let them ‘drink’ their fruits and vegetables. Keep an assortment of pure fruit and vegetable juices in the fridge and encourage everyone to drink them as a ‘snack’. Get creative. You could start ‘family cocktail hour’ by pouring everybody a glass of his or her favourite pure fruit and/or vegetable juice over ice. Add some nice straws, cocktail umbrellas, mixed nuts and sit together under warm lights in your favourite family space, balcony or garden and share how everybody’s day went.


  1. Enjoy this fruity dessert. Put a small scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt in a bowl and top it with lots of fresh or frozen fruit.


  1. Offer fruits and vegetables as snacks. You can cut apples into slices and top them with peanut butter or tomatoes. ‘Cube’ fresh cucumbers and serve with grapes or blueberries and some mint leaves. Cut up some fresh veggies, carrot and cucumber sticks and serve them with homemade sesame dressing or dip.


  1. Try new fruits and vegetables. Pick something exotic to get your family’s curiosity. With a little luck, their curiosity will outweigh their initial apprehension in trying something new. You could try Thai jambu, Ecuador yellow dragonfruit, kiss melon, Thai star fruit, Lebanese cucumbers, or anything interesting you can find in your neighbourhood store, supermarket or wet market.


  1. Make a pot of mixed vegetable soup or stew heavy on veggies and easy on meat. Both of these make great comfort food when you feel low or the weather gets colder. Alternatively, you can make homemade ramen with plenty of vegetables and slices of organic chashu.


  1. Start ‘My Veggie Day’. Each family member gets to pick a vegetable one day of the week. They qualify to pick a vegetable as long as they have tried the weekly vegetable choice the week before; otherwise, they lose a turn and Mom gets to pick.

Incorporate a few of these ideas above, and you will have everyone in your family eating more fruits and vegetables in no time.

Here is another tip:

Now that everyone in the family has gotten a taste for healthy fruits and vegetables, make sure you always have plenty of fresh fruits and veggies available and ready to snack on.

This is a very good lifestyle habit to complement the health and wellness paradigm. Research shows that consuming more fruits and vegetables have long-lasting health benefits and will reduce the amount of free radicals and stress in your body system. This will also well prepare your body to be less ‘tight’ in order to receive an effective chiropractic adjustment.

Your Trusted Chiropractor

 Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist]

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