Chiropractic is the largest and most popular drug-free health care system in the world and has been a blessing to millions of people worldwide since its discovery in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. Chiropractors work primarily with the spine because it houses a large majority of the NERVOUS SYSTEM (brain, spinal cord and nerves), which controls and coordinates ALL functions of the body. The innate wisdom of the body is expressed through the nervous system at all times. To understand chiropractic you need to acknowledge that the nervous system is the MASTER CONTROL SYSTEM of the body. Your immune system, digestive system, reproductive system and all the other systems at work in your body are not separate from the nervous system. In fact, they are CONTROLLED by it. However, the messages that are continuously being sent between the brain and the body through a wiring system made up by the nerves can be interfered with by subtle spinal misalignments called “SUBLUXATIONS.” Chiropractors remove these interferences in the nerve system by gently adjusting the subluxated vertebra back into its proper position. This restores the communication between the brain and the body and allows healing to occur naturally.
“The Power that Made the Body Heals the Body”
Chiropractors are unique in healthcare since their only interest lies in addressing the CAUSE of illness and not the effects or symptoms of that illness. For example, if a child has an ear infection the medical approach typically would include antibiotics to treat the bacteria by killing them off artificially. This is an outside-in approach to healthcare. The chiropractor’s solution on the other hand would be to determine what region of the spine is interfering with nerve transmission (the CAUSE) resulting in a decreased immune system with the child. Don’t forget, the nervous system controls the immune system! With a decreased immune system the child’s natural immune response becomes compromised which allows bacterial invaders to take over and multiply within the body leading to an ear infection (the EFFECT). When the nervous system is free of interference it has the intelligence and power to stop the bacterial attack in its tracks. Chiropractic works to support this intelligence and provides the body the ability to once again heal itself. This is an INSIDE-OUT approach to health. After all, the power that made the body heals the body! This unique approach to healthcare is specific to chiropractic and is gaining popularity quickly as more people are seeking a natural and safe solution to their health.
Remember: Your nervous system controls EVERYTHING in the body and ANY INTERFERENCE within the system can lead to dysfunction or dis-ease.
When is the last time you had YOUR nervous system checked?