Dorland’s Medical Dictionary states that: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
There is more to being healthy than just feeling good. We can feel well along the path of dis-ease (lack of ease) before we begin to experience symptoms. Remember, if you have been experiencing life as a compromised level since birth, you have no standard of good health against which to measure up how you feel.
How you feel therefore is not a good indicator of how you are.
How can chiropractic help?
Chiropractic is that clinical science that is based upon a law of biology that states that inborn into all living things is the ability to be well.
Chiropractic draws on the fact of physiology…
…that the nervous system (consisting of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and special sensory organs) controls and so-ordinates all other organs and structures in the body and relates it to its environment.
Removing interference to this master control system allows the body to heal itself and gives the optimum conditions for life and health.
Tell me more…
There are four fundamental premises that chiropractors work with:
1. The body is a self healing and self regulating mechanism.
2. The nerve system is the master controlling and organizing system in the body.
3. Anything that interferes with normal nerve function is bad. These interferences are known as subluxations.
4. Anything that reduces disturbances in the nerve system is beneficial.
How can your spine affect your bodily health?
As you can see, any interference with your nerve system will result in you functioning at a lower level than you could.
This fact was confirmed by a University of Calgary study. They concluded: “since the spinal cord is encased and protected by the vertebrae of the spinal column any injury or dysfunction of the spine can affect the nerves and since the nerve system has been shown to affect the body’s immune responses it seems clear that keeping the spinal column and nerve system healthy is important in fending off disease.”
This interference is called a subluxation…
What happens when your body subluxates?
Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of your innate ability. In other words, some part of your body will not be working properly.
Are subluxations really that bad??…
Subluxations? How dangerous are they?
When you hear the word “cancer”, there is an instant vision of a very serious and life threatening disease. When you hear the word “AIDS”, you think of a terminal condition with a person suffering with no hope of survival. Subluxations compromise your body’s function (lowered immunity and increased toxicity). Subluxations reduce your vitality making a breeding ground for infection, cancer and all other disease.
That is how dangerous subluxations are.
What does the chiropractor do?
It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them.
This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine.
Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.