Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 25627
  Title Chiropractic and mental health: History and review of putative neurobiological mechanisms
Journal J Philos Princ Pract Chiropr. 2018 Aug;():Online access only 8 p
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

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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