The chiropractic profession has a long history of acknowledging the relationship between nervous system function and mental health. This paper reviews the history of chiropractic involvement in mental health issues, chiropractic institutions specializing in the care of mental health problems, and the putative neurobiological mechanisms associated with vertebral subluxation and dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system.
Author keywords: Chiropractic — History — Mental health — Vertebral subluxation — Manipulation — Depression — Anxiety — Addiction — Hospitals — Autonomic nervous system — Biological oscillators — Neuroplasticity — Polyvagal theory — Neurovisceral integration — Heart rate variability — Resiliency — Adaptability — Salutogenesis
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