Have you ever wondered how Chiropractic “works”?
In this book Dr. Heidi Haavik, award-winning chiropractor and scientific researcher, will take us on a journey through the functioning mechanisms of our body, to make us understand in simple language the link between Chiropractic and neuroscience.
By reading this book you will discover what happens in your brain when a chiropractor adjusts your spine, and how Chiropractic impacts the daily functionality of your body.
You'll discover why abnormal movement of your spine can negatively impact your body in seemingly unrelated ways (and symptoms) and how chiropractic care can help restore your health and well-being.
This book is based on cutting-edge research carried out over the past two decades.
Dr. Haavik is a research pioneer and has played an integral role in identifying the links between neuroscience and Chiropractic.
Some reviews about the book:
"This book marked a turning point in understanding how Chiropractic works."
P. McMaster, DC President of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic
"The right balance of intellectual seriousness, simple examples and analogies have made such a complex subject, like the one covered in this book, simple to understand."
KH Nilsen, MD, FRACP Rheumatologist and rehabilitation specialist
Heidi Haavik was born in New Zealand but raised in Norway.
She is a Doctor of Chiropractic and as a neuroscientist she has carried out research in the field of human neurophysiology for fifteen years.
Using sophisticated scientific techniques, he studied the effects of chiropractic adjustments of vertebral subluxations on various aspects of brain function.
Dr Haavik graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland in 1999 and obtained her doctorate from the University of Auckland in 2008. She is Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic where she is responsible for the Center for Chiropractic Research recently established. Dr. Haavik is also an Associate Professor at the Institute of Technology at the University of Ontario in Oshawa, Canada, as well as a member of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic. She was awarded Chiropractor of the Year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractors' Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association and has received numerous other awards for her research.
She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, together with her two children Steffen and Sofie, her partner Glenn Arthur and their two dogs, Ronny and Ginny.