Chiropractic is based on four fundamental principles of physiology. Because of these principles, chiropractic has an enormous impact on a person’s overall health, vitality, and well-being. So, let’s take a closer look at each of these principles.
Principle # 1:
All living organisms are self-healing and self-regulating.
When you cut yourself, you heal. When you break a bone, your body heals on its own. No thought or knowledge needed, it just happens. As you read this you are breathing, digesting your last meal, your heart is beating and your kidneys are filtering. Are you thinking about any of these functions, or is your body performing them without any conscious thought? Let’s be thankful we don’t have to think about every function that keeps us alive!
The brain and nervous system are what controls and coordinates your ability to heal and self-regulate.
The brain sends out information over the nervous system to every organ of the body. This information tells the organs what to do and when to do it. The organs then send back information to the brain, over the same nervous system, so that the brain knows everything is working correctly. The body’s ability to function properly and thrive is dependent upon the free flow of information over the nervous system.
Your Nervous System is the most complicated and wonderful information superhighway known to mankind.
The condition of the spine which interferes with the transmission of information over the nervous pathways is called Vertebral Subluxation.
The nervous system is protected by the skull and spinal bones, called vertebrae. The spinal bones also allow you to freely move. Vertebral Subluxations occur when one or more of the spinal bones become misaligned or locked out of place. Subluxations stretch, pinch, irritate, choke, or rub on the delicate nerve fibers. This alters the information traveling over the nerve pathways and will interfere with the body’s ability to function and thrive in all areas of life.
Subluxations don’t always hurt and they do not discriminate based on age or gender either.
A series of chiropractic adjustments is necessary to optimally correct subluxations.
Quite simply, chiropractors perform spinal adjustments to help the body unlock and realign the spinal bones so they will not interfere with the transmission of information to and from the brain. After the adjustments help restore the communication pathways, the body works better.
A healthy spine and nervous system is vital to healthy function and a better life!
True health is your natural state. It is programmed into every cell of your body and expressed with great creativity by your nervous system if there isn’t interference caused by subluxation. How do you know if you have a subluxation? You don’t unless you have your spine checked by your family chiropractor. While you’re at it, bring in the spouse and children too. Don’t they deserve the chance to be as healthy as they can be?!