What is CHIROPRACTIC and how is it so widely misunderstood?
Perhaps this article is your first introduction to chiropractic. If this is the case, you probably have some questions on what chiropractic is and how its natural approach can relieve health ailments. Most people know that chiropractic is outstanding for the treatments of back and neck pain, but many do not know how it can help the total health of your body.
Chiropractic is based on the premise that good health depends upon a normally functioning nervous system. When body structures such as cells and organs function normally, a state of health exists. However, when the body’s physiology is abnormal the potential for disease exists. You see, our bodies have an inborn intelligence that is called innate intelligence. This intelligence adapts to the stressors of our environment and keeps your body functioning at its most optimum level of health. Take, for instance, when you cut your finger. You don’t intellectually know how to make your blood clot, or how to send extra white blood cells to the area to fight infection. You wouldn’t be able to “command” your body to form a scab to protect the area, or to grow new cells. But your body knows innately how to do these things.
The primary system for this expression of intelligence is your nervous system. The spinal cord has 31 pairs of spinal nerves which exit from the spinal column. The spine offers protection to these delicate spinal nerves. Irritation to these nerves can occur when spinal biomechanics are not functioning properly. This relationship is how chiropractors become known as “back doctors”. In truth, chiropractic deals with the nervous system and innate intelligence and removes any interference in the nervous system that would prevent you from living and functioning at your optimum level!
Your nervous system controls every cell of your body. Nerve impulses flow from the brain, down the spinal cord to every organ and tissue. Impulses are then sent back to the brain to confirm everything is working properly. But what if something interferes with that communication system? What if the messages to and from the brain become even the slightest bit garbled? The result can range from a less-than-perfect response of a particular tissue, to worsening malfunction of a vital organ. Your body’s innate intelligence will not be able to do what it’s supposed to do in order to maintain optimum health and this malfunction is what we call the Subluxation Process.
Every day we are exposed to chemical, physical and mental stressors in our environment that continually bombard our system. It is the job of our nervous system to detect, interpret, and adapt to them. We must strive to remove all interferences to let your body heal from “Above, down, inside, out”. Meaning that health comes from within—not without! We must stop masking our symptoms with medication and begin to identify the cause of the body’s malfunction.
Chiropractic care gives its greatest reward over a lifetime and starts with you getting checked to see how much the subluxation process is interfering with your nervous system and vitality of life. The worst possible way to judge your health is by your symptoms. Haven’t you heard of someone who died from a heart attack and never showed even the smallest signs of the process? We know that cardiovascular disease is a process that occurs over years.
Please get yourself, your family, friends and loved ones checked for the subluxation process. Make regular chiropractic care a part of your total healthcare program and begin to live your life to your fullest potential.
Do you have any Children’s Health Resources?
The links below represent valuable resources with information pertaining to your children’s health:
- Holistic Parenting Association
- International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
- Healthy Child
- Kids With Food Allergies
- La Leche League
- Mercola’s Natural Health Newsletter
- National Vaccine Information Center
- Pathways Magazine
- Vaccines: Risks, Benefits, Choices