Have you ever stopped to realize how amazing your body is? It has the ability to heal itself after a cut or bruise. It lets you know if it is cold, hot, tired, stressed or happy. How does that happen?
Your body possesses something often referred to as innate intelligence. Simply defined, that is the body’s ability to organize itself to live, grow, and thrive. Your body elevates your heart rate during exercise, and then returns it to resting rate again. In send adrenaline when you need to “fight or flight”, and it even makes your nose run when you have a cold to help carry germs out of your body. Innate intelligence is complex. Deepak Chopra, MD, in Ageless Body, Timeless Mind states “Intelligence is present everywhere in our bodies…our own inner intelligence is far superior to any we can try to substitute from the outside….”
When we cut our finger, our body sends that message through our nervous system to the spinal cord and then to the brain, where our conscious mind registers the event. We might decide to wash and bandage the cut, but before we can even think, our innate intelligence is at work. Blood is clotting and the body is working at healing itself. But what if something is blocking the conduit for healing messages to be transmitted?
A complete blockage of those messages would result in death, but a partial blockage interferes with health and healing. It is essentially the difference between surviving and thriving. When the appropriate message cannot be conveyed to the brain because of nerve interference, appropriate responses cannot come from the brain. And that is where your Chiropractor comes in….
Chiropractic specializes in removing the interference that prevents the body from healing itself. In the Chiropractic profession these are referred to as vertebral subluxations. Vertebral subluxations are common and often, but not always painless misalignments of the spine that interfere with the body’s ability to communicate messages through the nervous system. Those messages can result in reduced ability to heal from illness such as colds and flu; or they can inhibit the body’s ability to heal from injury to nerves, muscles, and tissues.