Friday, December 31, 2010

Wellness Doesn't Cost--It Pays (How does Chiropractic fit into the wellness paradigm?)

Health--Dorland's Medical Dictionary: Health is optimum physical, mental and social well-being; not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.

Let's take this definition a step further and think about how our body is able to express and interpret mental, physical and social well-being. The body monitors, regulated and creates balance through our nervous system. This system consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves which exit to every cell, muscle and organ of our body. When the body is excessively stressed. either physically, chemically or emotionally, the nervous system will interpret the stress, and in turn, affect the body's health. A chiropractor detects and corrects these areas of the nervous system pressure, defined as a subluxation. Chiropractors use different techniques to assess and detect subluxations. Through regular adjustments, you are allowing your body to perform at optimal function and prevent it from being in a state of dis-ease or disease.

The next time you are in a grocery store buying organic food ask yourself--How will the nervous system to my stomach and intestinal tract utilize this organic food?

The next time you are working out ask yourself--While I am running are my hips in alignment and are the nerves to my heart and lungs working efficiently?

The next time your family, personal or work relationships present a stressful, emotional situation, as yourself--Would I better able to handle, interpret and react to the situation with more ease if my nervous system was working optimally?

Chiropractors have been educating the importance of a properly working nervous system, along with a healthy lifestyle, since 1895. Find out the state of your nervous system by seeing your local Chiropractor!