My patients come to see me for a variety of reasons. In order to understand how chiropractic can help a certain condition, it is important to get an understanding of how the body works. The body’s information and communication system is primarily the nervous system. Messages are sent by the way of the nervous system to every cell in the body in regards to normal function, metabolism, reproduction, etc. The body’s intelligence is far beyond any doctors’ understanding. In chiropractic, we call this intelligence “innate intelligence.” It is your innate intelligence that controls your body’s normal function; such as your heart rate, liver function, etc. It is also innate intelligence that developed us from two cells to the over four-trillion cells.
Unfortunately, much of the practice of so-called “healing” today does not have much to do with healing at all. It is mostly emergency first aid such as setting broken bones, stitching up cuts, and removing tumors. There is also the taking of drugs to kill germs, numb pain or change the body’s chemistry in one way or another. In most cases, this is not true healing, it is healing symptoms. It is not addressing the cause of the problem.
Does removing the tumor change the body that produced it in the first place? Does taking antibiotics raise the resistance or immune system of the person who is sick? Does taking blood pressure medicine change the malfunction that led to high blood pressure? Why is it that many people are taken to the hospital, get worse or even die because of a bad reaction to a drug they have taken?
Chiropractic philosophy is based on the fact that the innate intelligence that created the body has far more knowledge than any doctor. This wisdom of the body can and does work wonders if not interfered with.
There is a condition known as vertebral subluxation. The subluxation interferes with normal nerve function which results in decreased ability for the brain to communicate properly with the body, and could eventually result in some sort of condition or symptom. When we suffer from disease, our natural healing ability is lessened, our resistance is lower, and we will get sick.
Chiropractors do no heal anything. Your body is the healer!!! The chiropractor’s job is to reduce the interference that iscaused by the subluxation.
This is done by adjusting the spine to return normal function to the nervous system. You cannot be truly healthy, reach your full potential or achieve your greatest healing ability if there is pressure on your nerves. There are a number of factors that influence healing:
However, if you have a condition or symptom that has not responded to traditional or other forms of treatment, remember that you haven’t tried “everything to get better” until you have tried chiropractic. Keep in mind, the job of any doctor should be to raise the patients’ natural or innate healing ability to its highest efficiency.