The innate recuperative power for a higher quality of life is the Why of Chiropractic.
A 2016 Gallup Study reported that Chiropractors adjust more than 35 million Americans (adults and children) annually in 2015. Fast forward that by five years and I can only imagine that number has increased due to today’s awareness of natural ways to live a higher quality life.
The research available and the reports from consumers of Chiropractic points to a positive influence on your quality of life from chiropractic adjustments due to the positive influence each chiropractic adjustment has on the neurological system.
Chiropractic adjustments restore proper relationship with spinal joints that protect the neurological system. Proper spinal integrity can influence the innate recuperative power for a higher quality of life within the body due to the relationship between structure and function that is coordinated by the neurological system.
Within each of us is a power for creating healthy new cells and tissues through the coordination of neurological impulses that are supplied from the brain and transmitted throughout the body via the nerves. Your body is powerful and self-healing. This takes place innately within you every day of your life.
To truly benefit from chiropractic care, you must first grow in your understanding of the principles and philosophy of chiropractic to allow you to take the actions of incorporating it into your lifestyle. Your comprehension of chiropractic care can help produce greater results from care by fully grasping how to use it to your advantage.
The principles behind chiropractic are founded on the concept that your well-being is dependent upon a complete state of function coordinated by your neurological system. All living organisms have three necessities of physiology that consist of intelligence, matter and energy.
The intelligence within the physiology is the guiding principle of organization and coordination that allows our trillions of cells to work in a state of harmony throughout the body. The matter is our physical body that is built from cells, tissues and organs into functioning systems. The energy is the connection between the intelligence and matter that flows throughout the body, keeping you in a state of “being.”
Life energy travels to and from the brain through the nerves to all parts of the body. This cyclical flow of energy from brain to body and body back to brain through your neurological system is how your trillions of cells work together physiologically.
When any of the 24 vertebrae subluxate out of proper position and irritate rather than protect the nerves, interference in the transmission of neurological life sustaining energy or impulses can occur between your brain and body. This is what chiropractors term vertebral subluxation. The correction of vertebral subluxation is accomplished through a chiropractic adjustment, similar to turning the dimmer up on the light switch allowing more light to shine.
Chiropractic adjustments open up the circuit between the brain and body by creating less interference in the neurological system, allowing normal function to occur throughout the entire body due to adequate nerve supply. Being free from vertebral subluxation will benefit your quality of life to the degree it’s affected by your neurological system.
All parts of your body work in union with each other through the control and coordination of the neurological system, therefore all aspects of your life could benefit from being free of vertebral subluxation. Your quality of life is a complexity of physical, mental and psychological states combined to create an overall state of well-being.
The purpose and big idea behind chiropractic is that there is a principle of life creation and restoration within us. This principle that coordinates and controls the body, without any outside help, utilizes the neurological system for coordination of the trillions of cells working together.
When the brain can communicate with the body without interference due to vertebral subluxation at the spinal cord level, the body can function within a state of ease. Now that you have a greater understanding of how chiropractic works, you can have a bigger why to benefiting from regular chiropractic adjustments.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.