The Benefits of Coconut Oil and Chiropractic Care

Since coconut oil is a natural substance with a plethora of health benefits, it seems to be a remedy that goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care. Formedia, a non-profit organization, explains that “Chiropractic is a health care profession and natural method of healing that eliminates anything from the body that obstructs the nerves and muscles from working properly and accurately. Chiropractic care mainly deals with back pain, stresses, trauma, nervous system disorder or muscular system disorder and headaches.” Coconut oil can help patients feel relief from body pain when used in chiropractic treatments.Coconut Oil

Back Pain or Sore Muscles

Coconut oil applied topically can aid, prevent, or even cure instances of back pain or sore muscles. It’s a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxant.

Bruises

HeadacheAustin.com suggests that when directly applied to bruises, coconut oil can help bruises disappear faster since it “enhances the healing process by reducing swelling and redness”. It also moisturizes your skin!

Obesity

If a patient’s problems are related to obesity, coconut oil may aid in losing weight (and even lowering cholesterol). Unlike other cooking substances, it’s a healthy fat that heightens metabolism, increases muscle, and gives you an energy boost.

Stress

Relieve stress by putting a dollop of coconut oil on your head, and rubbing it in using a circular motion. The smell of coconut helps alleviate the stress and tension from a long day.

Headaches

Try taking coconut oil internally on a regular basis if you suffer from headaches. (Those that ingest a lot of coconut oil at first do complain of symptoms like headaches and dizziness which may be related to Candida die-off. Researchers suggest using small amounts of oil, and then eventually building up to 1 to 3 tablespoons per day, depending on your body weight.)

Other Healing Uses

Also, coconut oil is used to treat the following diseases and conditions:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • chronic fatigue
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • thyroid conditions
  • lack of energy
  • boosting the immune system

This non-toxic miracle of nature also has no known major side effects, though WebMd stresses that “The safety of coconut oil used in medicinal amounts is unknown”. It can be kept on-hand indefinitely, as it doesn’t go rancid like other oils. Remember to reap the healing benefits of coconut oil whether it’s in chiropractic treatments or at home — even in cooking or baking — today! While there are many benefits to the use of coconut oil, we don’t believe that coconut oil is the be all, end all answer to all of your healthcare needs. It is important to consult your primary care physician, a nutritionist, and your chiropractor when it comes to managing your health. Contact the Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw with additional questions that you may have regarding your chiropractic needs.

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