Did you know the very first Chiropractic adjustment wasn't for back pain? Here's how it all started as told by our founder Dr. D.D. Palmer…
When your body responds negatively to every change in environment, the problem isn't the weather – it’s likely you're breaking one or more of the cardinal rules of Health. Proper nourishment, full body motion, adequate rest and internal cleanliness aren't cliché health needs. Practicing these basic habits enables your body to thrive amid the stresses it experiences every day. Fail to eat right and your body won't resist the elements. Failure to move your joints fully can cause even the barometric pressure of weather to wear them down. Now you've become a victim of your environment, instead of being a master of your environment.
Band Aids and Chiropractic Adjustments have something in common… neither one have the ability to heal you. Sure, both are helpful after an injury. But they can only provide an environment conducive for healing to take place. Band Aids approximate damaged skin to optimize the mending, adjustments approximate misaligned vertebrae to optimize nerve flow – but it’s the innate healing power of Life inside you that scripts the repair.
Have you ever felt like you're spinning your wheels regarding staying healthy? You eat a balanced diet, exercise multiple times a week and try to sleep enough– you've got the 'pedal to the metal' when it comes to staying fit, but something's holding you back. Maybe it's time to pay more attention to your Nerve System.
So is recovery really as simple as dropping your request in a proverbial chiropractic shopping cart and waiting for your shipment to arrive? If your desired outcome is well defined and your attitude is receptive, it surely can be. The innate, healing expert inside your body is working thanklessly behind scenes to get the job done - don't doubt, your order will get delivered.
According to a CDC study, suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is one of three leading causes that are on the rise. Fashion creator Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s recent deaths are just two examples - with the usual media references to depression... but no specifics on how, when or where they lost sight of their PURPOSE.
The Major Premise of Chiropractic states "there is a universal intelligence in all matter that continually gives to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence." Literally, something smart is holding the universe and all its components together in perfect organization and order.
In this classic scene in The Wizard of Oz we find Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man and Scarecrow nervously walking through the forest on the lookout for the three terrible threats conjured up in their minds - lions and tigers and bears, oh my... In Chiropractic, the three big threats we warn patients about (the big three that cause Subluxations) are physical trauma, chemical trauma and auto-suggestion (thought) trauma. Toxins and tumbles and thoughts, oh my!
You are proud of your lawn. You make sure to water it, feed it on schedule and try to keep the neighborhood kids off it. However, you missed a few spots with the fertilizer spreader and now there are dull, brown patches where the grass was STARVED of potential growth energy. A similar situation can happen inside you.