Chiropractic Adjustments Found to Improve Creative Thinking

Woman looking into distance whilst thinking

Creative thinking is one of the greatest human assets to solve problems with new ideas.  A  study published in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia found chiropractic adjustments improved creative thinking and suggests that spinal subluxations may interfere with creative thinking.

The “alternative uses test” was used to measure creative thinking abilities before and after a chiropractic adjustment. 

After the initial test, each person was assessed for spinal subluxations. Subluxations are misaligned spinal vertebrae resulting in undesirable changes in spinal joints, muscles, and the nervous system which can cause pain and adversely affect organ function and general health.

Following spinal assessment, the participants were given chiropractic adjustments to restore normal alignment of the vertebral column.  The participants were then interviewed two to eight days after the adjustment to measure lasting effects on creativity.  After receiving adjustments, 60 percent reported a significant improvement in their performance on the alternative uses test, 70 percent indicated they had new directions in a real world creative task, and 60 percent claimed to have renewed energy towards a creative project they had already planned. 

In the chiropractic field, spinal subluxations are thought to be linked to “interference” in the nervous system’s ability to function normally.  Creative thinking of the mind is certainly a primary component of the nervous system’s ability to functional properly.