Why We Do What We Do.
Why We Do It
Chiropractic has always broken down health in a different way based on these four principles.
1) Your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Life is healing.
OK, before you even start to think well my body is not healing this, or that (fill in the blank) _______ right now. Hear us out. If you cut your finger an incredible intricate set of physiological processes will occur in which your body will heal the cut. You might put a band aid and maybe even some Neosporin on it, but trust me it was your body that automatically began the process that healed the cut. Did you know that every 4 months you have replaced every cell in your liver. Every five days you replace your stomach lining. Your body is healing problems you don't even know about and will be until the end. The point is, your body is always in a state of change and repair. The healing program is in your genes. Your body just needs to choose to express the right ones. Chiropractic's aim is to give your body the best conditions it can to aid this natural process of healing.
2) The nervous system is the master system of your body. Your body's number one job is to keep the brain going.
The nervous system is your communication in the mind-body connection. It joins your body to your mind and to the rest of the world. As long as it's running the right program and communicating with every piece and part of you, down to the last cell, you got it... that's right... ding ding ding... HEALTH.
Sounds logical, but we all forget about it sometimes. We've all been trained to think drugs are the answer to our health journey. Your headache is due to lack of Advil. Your indigestion is from your bad pipes...and lack of Prilosec. Your arthritis is from your genetics, or your age. You get my point, for drugs to work there has to be something wrong with you... with your program. Life doesn't heal, drugs do...the band aid heals the cut...sounds like a weird way to manage health. Truth is drugs can be useful. At their best they buy you more time to find the cause of what is causing your body to express the wrong program. At their worst they cover up the one thing that would cause you to take action. The symptoms.
3) Interferences and disruptions in your nervous system lead to poor communication between your body and mind, you end up not well.
This is when you first start to notice that something is not right. Your warning light has gone off and it's time to make a change.
Did you know your brain receives over 3 Trillion bits of information per second. Only about 50 bits per second reach your conscious brain. Approximately 5 bits of information per second has to do with pain. Over half of the neurons in your spinal cord are dedicated to informing your brain where your body is in space. Chiropractic's aim is to help your body communicate with your brain.
4) These interferences are called subluxations when they occur in the spine or other joints. Chiropractors adjust your spine, to correct its function.
Your body is not giving your mind the right information to make the right decisions. Subluxations are caused by not eating, moving, or thinking along the lines of our genetic requirements. Our job as chiropractors is to help you remove those interference's so that your body can communicate as it is intended. Beyond that we want to help you find what factors from the world around you are causing the problem in the first place.