I am a chiropractor and I own a chiropractic wellness and true health center. I have decided to write a short explanation of the chiropractic health philosophy. Chiropractic doctors have great success with helping people become and remain healthy.
Chiropractic revolves around a vitalistic, holistic and natural approach to life and health that uses the body’s natural ability to self-heal and self-regulate. This philosophy means that the body already has everything it needs to grow, heal and prosper in any environment. The body is meant to be healthy, not sick. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining actual health and bringing people back to health by treating causes, not symptoms. Chiropractic also focuses on being healthy and staying healthy by eating with real nutrition and exercising at your proper level.
We see the body’s great power in everyday life as it keeps the heart beating, digests food, grows hair (or not) , heals cuts, and does many other intelligent functions we don’t even know about. The body’s ability to do all this without our conscious assistance implies an amazing inborn intelligence.
Chiropractic assists this intelligence by clearing any interference from the spine and nervous system so the body can do its job perfectly (the way it is supposed to). In chiropractic, we relieve nerve and structural interference and Structural interference. Nerve interference is a very large component in dis-ease, and structural interference is the main factor in degeneration, such as arthritis. The brain is your main “computer.” It controls every one of your 70-100 trillion cells that make up all your organs, muscles and tissues. From the brain comes the spinal cord, which is the brain’s main “highway.” The spinal cord directs all information from the brain to the many nerves that come out of the spinal cord to the trillions of cells in your body.
If there is interference in the spinal segments or “joints” (called a subluxation) then the nerves aren’t conducting the brain’s messages to the rest of the body completely. This is why chiropractic care is a life-long preventative and maintenance practice.
Let’s say that a nerve going to your heart has 50 percent interference. This is like getting a phone call and you can only hear the other person talking half of the time (you may have experienced this). Just as you aren’t able to get the full message from the other person on the phone, the heart isn’t able to get all the information from the brain, so it can do its job fully and perfectly. I don’t know about you, but I feel uncomfortable with anything less than 100 percent because, just as in life, when communication is poor then things begin to go badly.
Getting your spine and nervous system checked and kept in proper function are essential to having great health and living the good life. Live well and feel good.