Chiropractic is a form of holistic health care that can heal the body through various forms of manual therapy such as adjusting, soft tissue work, and various other means.
One thing that is unique to Chiropractic, is the Chiropractic adjustment which often times is applied to the spine and other parts of the body to bring about motion to a fixated area of the spine to not only affect the joints of the body, but also to enhance the well-being of the person as a whole. It is well known in the Chiropractic profession that areas of the body are connected in more ways than just direct structural connection. Therefore, therapies that may seem to be unrelated to the area of complaint can have profound and lasting effects to problem areas as well as to correct issues that may have seemed to have no relation to the original problem.
The joints also tremendously affect the nervous system when they become fixated, and can negatively affect efficiency of the body as well as cause pain in often unpredictable areas.
As already mentioned, Chiropractic is a holistic form of health care, so chiropractors often will look beyond just bone. They often work on soft tissue, nutrition, and the energy system of the body which is treated by acupuncture.