Research Behind Chiropractic
One big myth in the health and wellness word is that Chiropractic is unscientific or there is little research, neither could be further from the truth.
Chiropractic: “Chiros Practos” Greek meaning “done by hand” was established as a separate and distinct non-medical approach to helping the body heal from Above-Down-Inside-Out. The ADIO philosophy that Chirorpactic promotes is also called “Vitalism”.
Two questions are key: 1) Why look at spine 2) How do you measure and correct issues with the spine and nerves?
The question of why I look at the spine and how that relates to your health and healing potential is quite simple.
The first premise to understand is that, your body is Self-Healing and Self-Regulating.
The second premise is that your body is organized into systems. Cardio-vascular, Immune, Digestive, Endocrine, Reproductive, etc Of all the systems there is ONE that is the Master Regulator, the body’s conductor.
Your Brain co-ordinates all of your Cells, Tissues, and Glands from your Brain to spinal cord to organ, and back. Your body heals from the inside-out!
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: YOUR Brain, Spinal Cord, and 31 pair of nerve roots comprise this delicate and vital system in your body. While all systems are important, the role of the Nervous System is the key for allowing your body to regulate the external environment and your internal environment. The fact that we live our life through the Nervous System is agreed upon.
Based on the two above premise, a third truth is key in your understanding of how your body works.
The 3rd premise. Interference to the Nervous System will result in a loss of the body’s ability to self-regulate and diminish the body’s ability to self-heal. Not sometimes, or maybe. 100% of the time there will be a loss. You may feel it, with pain, numbness, or even a headache. That’s the 10% that give you a pain signal. The vast majority of the body 90%+ is “silent”. This is why an individual may have heart disease, cancer, or even a simple cavity and have NO symptoms.
The second question of measuring and correction of any nerve stress, Called a SUBLUXATION, is the heart of chiropractic. In fact, it is surprising that traditional Chiropractors don’t claim to treat symptoms, rather we focus on cause, specifically Subluxation as the underlying reason the body may be stuck in dis-ease or otherwise struggling to heal on it’s own.
Chiropractic is a Science, Philosophy, and Art
…of helping the sick heal and the well maintain their vitality.
The Science of Neurology and the role of nerves in health.
The Philosophy of Vitalism.
The Art of a specific Adjustment, to help the body adapt to the external environment in the most positive way.
The fact that the body is better off with a CLEAR brain-to-body connection is irrefutable! The simple truth is so logical and straightforward, it may seem too simple until we take a close look at how our bodies are really organized and how our bodies heal from within.
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