This was originally posted here.
(I'm often asked what chiropractic is, and for a recent presentation to my BNI group, I came up with the following summary - Enjoy!) I'd also like to give a special shout-out to Dr. Reggie Gold, who's writings and lectures helped me clarify some of these points.
Our bodies are -
*Self Healing - "The Power that made the body Heals the body, it happens no other way" - BJ Palmer
*Self Regulating - trillions of cells are working in harmony every second of our lives.
This happens best when -
*There is no interference to the master system of our bodies
The Nervous System -
*is the master system of the body
*controls and coordinates every tissue cell and organ in your body
*has limited regenerative capability, and so it is protected by the bones of the skull and the spine
*is the most protected system of our bodies.
The Bones of the spine -
*are mobile, which makes them vulnerable to not functioning properly
Improper Spinal Function -
*can create the Vertebral Subluxation Complex - the VSC
The VSC -
* is caused by Stress - physical, chemical and/or emotional.
When the VSC exists -
*it ALWAYS interferes with the body's ability to live up to its full potential.
The VSC causes -
*limitations on health, healing and performance
*cumulative damage that can become permanent if it is there long enough.
Chiropractic is -
*the ONLY profession that recognizes, detects and corrects the VSC
The purpose of Chiropractic -
*keeping the body as free as possible from the VSC throughout life.
The Chiropractic Evaluation -
*locates the levels of nerve system interference.
*uses state of the art, space certified technology to demonstrate the results of the interference on different parts of your nervous system.
The Chiropractor -
*puts the information from the evaluation and history together with the person to determine a care plan and adjustment protocols.
The Adjustment -
*is a specific force, given at a specific location, in a specific direction, at a specific time.
*is used to remove the VSC, and help to restore the body's ability to self heal and self regulate.
CHIROPRACTIC IS NOT:
*just about making you feel good (although it usually does)
*just about backaches (or headaches, or neck pain...)
*a cure for ANY disease.
*the detection and removal of the VSC
*about keeping the body free from the VSC and its potentially devastating effects throughout life.
*empowering your body to function at its best.
If you have a spine and a nervous system - chiropractic is for you.
If you experience stress - chiropractic is for you.
If you want better function and performance from your body - chiropractic is for you.