Medical mission  chiropractors visit SVG
April 13, 2012
Medical mission chiropractors visit SVG

Vincentians benefited from free chiropractic services last week, as a medical mission from the USA visited the island.{{more}}

The mission team comprised 12 Chiropractors and Chiropractors’ assistants who tended to Vincentian public, both adults and children. The team visited several business places, schools and across St. Vincent and held open clinics at several villages.

SEARCHLIGHT visited the Kingstown Preparatory School on Thursday, April 5, 2012, just one of the places the chiropractors were stationed for that day.

Irene Archibald of the Medical Relief Association, hosts of the Mission team, told SEARCHLIGHT on Thursday that thus far, the feedback from the public had been great. She added that persons, who were checked by chiropractors, reported that they were feeling better afterwards. This is the mission’s third visit to the country, Archibald added.

Chiropractor Jeremy Wilson told SEARCHLIGHT that a misalignment of the bones of the spine could cause the body to not function at its best. Realigning the spine, he added, could relieve health issues such as headaches, high blood pressure, back pains and can generally improve breathing, sight and the overall function of the body.

“All too often, we want to look at our heart, our lungs, our stomach and we don’t really look at the source of all the healing, which is the nerve. The brain sends healing that functions through the nerves. …if there is any interruption to that – if those bones in your neck twist out of place and put pressure on your nerves there is no way for your heart and lungs and stomach to function normally,” Wilson explained.

He added that a lot of persons, after getting adjusted, feel better immediately, while others report that their health improves for the long term.

Chiropractors also visited the VINSAVE day-care centre, where children were also checked. Deborah Morone, who tended to the children, stated that in adjusting the spines of children, doctors have to be very careful. Morone stated that checks were made to identify any injuries which could be corrected before they become problematic. She, however, reported that the children she had checked were very healthy.

The team arrived in the state of Monday, April 2, and left on Saturday, April 7, 2012.(OS)