In over 26 years as a practicing Chiropractor I routinely have clients tell me that they do not get sick as often as they did prior to starting Chiropractic care. They often wonder why.
At a basic level our spine houses and protects our nervous system, and our nervous system controls the body from the inside out, including our immune system. A spine that is out of alignment (subluxated) directly affects our immune response, and fundamentally is the main reason why our clients do not get sick as often as they did prior to receiving Chiropractic care.
Chiropractic is all about this inside out philosophical, with the first principle of Chiropractic being – ” There is a Universal Intelligence that is in all matter, and continuously gives to it all of its properties and actions, thereby maintaining it in existence”, and the second principle is – “the expression of this intelligence through matter is the Chiropractic meaning of life”. The healthier our spines are the greater our expression of health will be.
In our offices we perform specific, scientific adjustments to reduce subluxations allowing the power within us to flow more effectively, without interference, and we combine this with coaching and training on how to create a dynamic lifestyle, that includes strengthening body, specifically the intrinsic muscles that hold and protect our spine, while eating a whole food, organic nutrients to help cleanse and detox the body. When we add self-help principles like meditation, breathing exercises, positive self-affirmations and prayer we can really round out the Chiropractic lifestyle and enjoy optimum health expression.
The key is to see the Chiropractor before symptoms arise, so you can avoid having a poorly adapting nervous system and subsequent sickness, illness and pain. Taking pills and receiving the flu shot seems to be the American way when it comes to trying to prevent or manage illness, but there is a better way, and that is to take an inside out approach by following the Chiropractic lifestyle. We get to the cause of your condition rather than focusing on the symptom itself.