Chiropractic philosophy recognizes that there is an innate ability of the body to heal itself — as long as there is no interference. For example, if you cut yourself, your body will heal itself to the best of its ability. If you break a bone, your body is able to knit it back together. When you catch a cold, your body’s immune system releases the appropriate cells required to fight the virus and remove the debris. It does all of this without you even having to think about it! But what happens if your body is not functioning at its most optimal level? Could this have an impact on its ability to heal?
Chiropractic aids your body to be put in the correct environment to heal itself. Your body is extremely intelligent and generally knows what to do….provided there is no interference to the millions of messages it needs to send and receive every day. When this interference is removed, your body is able to organise itself efficiently – allowing you to function at your very best. The chiropractor does not heal you – their main purpose is to reduce interference to your inborn, innate healing ability so that your body can heal itself!
When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and poor health. Chiropractic care is based on locating and removing interferences to your natural healthy harmonious state. When vertebral subluxations are present in the spine it can affect the nerve in two ways – one, make it very excitable and very fast, or two, make it slow and sluggish. The spinal cord passes along a passageway inside your vertebrae. The spinal cord connects every cell, tissue and organ of your body to your brain through a pair of nerve roots that branch off from it. Millions of impulses flow continuously from the brain, along the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue and back again, keeping a running monitor of how things are functioning. Nerves control all of your organs and tissues, so if pressure is applied to these nerves because of a subluxation, they may cause weakness, numbness and poor performance. Likewise, if nerves are rubbed, stretched or otherwise irritated, they can develop hyperactive impulses that cause pain, muscle spasms, overactive organ function and other symptoms of poor health.
The result is a body that is not reaching its potential and therefore can be affected by stress. The information your cells and tissues require is distorted, the overall function of your body decreases, and this then leads to a decline in your general health. However, with improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function! Chiropractic is about natural, whole health to help you avoid the use of drugs or surgery. It allows the body to work efficiently and to heal itself as it was designed to do. An optimally functioning spine and nervous system equals optimal health. Make sure you and your family get checked regularly so you can enjoy optimal health too!