A Healthy Holiday Wish!
This time of year is a time when families get together to celebrate the holidays. As we gather ourselves around the dinner table, the most common discussions are usually about one's health. Sharing doctor experiences, along with health challenges, becomes a very common practice, unfortunately.
This month I would like to share with you the greatest holiday wish - a wish for your good health. Good health is something we should never take for granted, nor should we search for it only when it is lost. To truly understand health, we must understand how God created us and how incredible we truly are.
Your nervous system is the powerhouse of your body. It is also the very first organ to develop in the human body after conception, as it is the master control center of all body functions. Nerve impulses are produced in the brain and are sent down through the spinal cord, exiting the cord at different levels to supply life to every cell, tissue, and organ.
Optimize the expression of the nervous system and you have your best chance at being healthy and functioning at your best. Completely remove the body’s nerve supply and you die. It’s just that simple.
In fact, your central nervous system is so vital to your health and well-being that it is completely protected by bone. Your brain is housed inside a built-in helmet called the skull and the spinal cord lies within the bony spinal column, just as a trunk line of wires would be housed inside a protective conduit.
But there are a couple major distinctions between the spinal column and a solid conduit. First, the spine is segmented into smaller bones that stack together to form a column. Secondly, there are tiny openings between these bones to allow for spinal nerves to exit. This ingenious design is essential for mobility and for the transport of life from the brain down. But it also allows for the small bones that make up the spine to kink or shift out of position.
Every day we put stresses on our bodies that can adversely affect our posture and our structural stability. Day by day the way you sit, stand, sleep, lift, work at your job, etc. might not seem like such a stress to your spine, but after weeks, months, and years of the same repetitive activities, the body begins to break down.
When spinal bones misalign and pinch off vital nerve flow and life within the body, chiropractors call this a subluxation. The purpose of chiropractic is to “adjust” the subluxation back into its proper position, thereby allowing the maximum expression of life from the brain into every part of the body.
Most of the spine’s nerve roots are made up of motor nerves that run the body rather than pain receptors. Therefore, the gradual misalignment of spinal bones often goes unnoticed until the end stage when pain or other symptoms finally develop. Contrary to what traditional health care teaches us, the symptom is not the problem, but rather a by-product of the true underlying cause. Taking medication to cover the symptoms is like slapping a coat of paint on a crumbling foundation. Not only is it ineffective, but it also can be downright dangerous.
One of the missing pieces in the path to true health today lies in the understanding of this incredible nerve system and the life within the human body. It is our goal to optimize the full expression of life within the human frame through the integrity of one’s nerve system. That is the goal of chiropractic.
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