Your body naturally repairs and heals itself through the power and influence of your neurological system.

So how can you prove this innate characteristic? One way is looking at the placebo and nocebo effect.

The placebo effect is proof that the body has innate healing characteristics. The placebo effect is defined as “a beneficial effect produced by a placebo drug or treatment which cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and therefore must be due to the patient’s own ability to naturally repair and heal from within without any outside factors or influence.”

The nocebo effect is similar to the placebo effect, but just in opposite realms. The nocebo effect is defined as “a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis.”

Both the placebo and nocebo effect show how the body has innate self healing characteristics that can be turned off or on depending upon the person’s belief.

The mind-body connection in the placebo and nocebo effects shows how the neurological system plays a vital part in complex neurolobiological reactions that are necessary for normal wellbeing function to occur.

Each chiropractic adjustment you receive can help remove interference in the mental impulses traveling from your brain to the rest of the body, or from the body to your brain. All of your brain-body communication takes place through the spinal cord and throughout the neurological system.

Chiropractic is concerned with the integrity of the spine’s 24 spinal joints so the housing and protection of the vital neurological communication can take place without interference.

When dysfunction (misalignment and or improper motion) is located within the spine due to vertebral subluxation, the communication is less than optimal between brain and body.

This can create less than optimal function in the body’s neurological system therefore interfering with the body’s innate healing characteristics.

A specific chiropractic adjustment can help restore proper relationship within the joint and surrounding tissue which can enhance the innate recuperative power of the body to heal itself due to the emphasis on the relationship between structure and function that is coordinated by the neurological system.

Visit your chiropractor on a regular basis to help keep your body’s innate potential at its best!