Chiropractic Offers Answers To Baby Boomers’ Needs
An article in the April 22,2005 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research points out how chiropractic is perfectly situated to meet the needs and demands of the upcoming “Age Wave” of baby boomers who expect to live healthier, happier, longer lives by breaking free of traditional approaches to health care.
“Age Wave” describes how the sweeping effect that the 78 million baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are having on our culture.
In the realm of health care, Age Wavers seem to be placing more importance on the mind-body connection that, in their view of the world, leads to a more optimal state of mind that is better able to cope with the stresses of our hectic world.
The Age Wavers are looking for health care providers that will help them learn to live rather than how to die, help them stay healthy and independent while steering them toward balance in life, comfort and an increase in their quality of life.
They want to be active and informed in their health care decisions and are less inclined to rely on one doctor to oversee their care. In their new worldview, traditional medical advice would be balanced with that of wellness and alternative practitioners.
The author points out that chiropractic is ideally suited to meet the demands and needs of the emerging cultural shift. While chiropractic has a foundation in science, it can also provide the philosophical concepts that traditional health care cannot; that the body is a self-healing, self-maintaining organism that tends toward health and wellness providing nothing interferes with that process.
By focusing on correcting vertebral subluxations, which interfere with health and wellness, chiropractic care is able to help people achieve the increase in quality of life, performance and potential that they demand.