For most people this approach to healing and wellness is new and not fully understood. The following is a discussion about some of the general objectives our journey may hold, a journey that is both experimental and educational.

The healing process is often described as peeling an onion. Layer after layer of imbalances and weakness are corrected giving the impression of peeling the onion. Typically this process continues until there are no layers of weakness left to find, and this is what constitutes complete whole body healing. Indeed as each layer is peeled it may be surprising to discover the development of symptoms that had not formerly existed. This is very normal and explainable and a good sign that progress is being made.

Ultimately, the human body is constantly in an effort to heal and repair itself, saving energy and reserves in an effort to heal the chronic wounds and imbalances. If given a chance, the body will completely repair and renew itself to a perfect state. The way to support this is by reducing toxic and immune burdens to the body, providing vital and energized nutrition, and practices a lifestyle that respects the subtle needs and rhythms of the body. This is why we approach your health in a holistic way with the concept of evolution towards entire whole body healing process, strengthening system after system, tissue after tissue.

Dr. Troy Branson at Branson Chiropractic & Nutrition has been serving the St. Joseph and Champaign/Urbana area for the past 25 years. The office uses Chiropractic care as a first step to “Peel the onion,” to restore proper nerve flow to the overall body.

Taking a natural systemic approach to healing.

Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It’s based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.

While it’s often perceived that the Chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft tissues problems such as: sciatica, headaches, and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these includes: allergies, digestive, hormonal imbalances and many more.

With the American Diet being very poor in Nutritional needs Dr. Branson then uses Whole Food Nutritional Support to peel layers of the onion.

Due to the receding quality of food in these modern days supplementation is one way of increasing the quality of nutrition. In no way can nutrition cure a disease or illness. It is strictly being recommended as a means of supplementing the normal diet and promoting nourishment for all body parts and systems. Our sole purpose in using nutritional supplementation is to support your normal physiological processes. We also educate our patients on lifestyle changes to improve their diet.

If you or someone you know is suffering with chronic medical conditions and would like to consider alternative ways to better health and lifestyle changes contact Dr. Branson at (217) 469-7188.

201 N. MAIN P.O. BOX 28
St. JOSEPH, IL 61873
PHONE (217) 469-7188


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