Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Most people know chiropractic has to do with their spine and the alignment of their spine, and they are correct. However, the primary importance that chiropractic is really about is their nerves and the impact they play in having overall good health. My concern is not just for all of the people dealing with health issues by taking drugs that might only be masking a symptom. More importantly, my concern rests with all the people who may be having a health problem and simply don't know it yet.

The basic premise of chiropractic is that there is a Universal Intelligence in all matter giving to everything all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence. In all living things, especially in humans there is a subset of this intelligence called your Innate Intelligence. This innate intelligence runs, regulates, coordinates, heals and controls all aspects of every function in your body.

You see, we used to think it was genes but modern science has revealed our genes to be nothing more than blueprints or recipes that are turned off and on by our innate intelligence. Our innate intelligence is carried by our nerve system that gets the information from our brains to every cell in our bodies and back. When this intelligence is completely free to express itself over our nerves to our bodies, then we work at or as close to 100 percent as possible and call that being normal. Normal is healthy and healthy is awesome.

In a nutshell, the purpose of our nerve system is to integrate us appropriately to our environment. We are constantly being bombarded by destructive forces (like poor diets, prolonged poor postures, work and family stress, etc) all day long and it is up to our nerve system to adapt us appropriately to them. If this happens, our innate intelligence continues to flourish and all is well.

However, if not, and there is interference to the transmission of our innate intelligence, we slowly break down if left over time. Nerve interference is perpetuated from a segment or segments of the spine that alter their normal position and/or function and is called a Subluxation. A Subluxation Process is one or more subluxations that goes undetected and contributes to a person's downward spiral of their health and life.

Due to it being a process, subluxations are referred to as a silent killer. This is because by the time you do have a symptom the subluxation (which reduces the expression of your innate intelligence) has been affecting the quality of your health for some time. Knowing now that subluxations mostly occur without incident and that they do not produce initial outward symptoms, if someone were to ask whether you had any….
How would you know?

Many of us understand this silent process of ill health and this is why we get our heart checked, our blood checked, our teeth checked and the list goes on. Let me ask you when was the last time you had your spine and nerves checked? You need to get checked! Your nerve system is the master controller of the body; everything is controlled by our brain and nerve system. If something is not functioning properly with your nerves, doesn't it make sense then that the area being supplied by that nerve is going to work a little less properly too?

Chiropractors are the only ones who check for subluxations! It's such an easy concept, please come get checked, bring your spouse, your child or even a friend. With a nerve system free from interference you are well on your way to good health and a great life.

Thanks for reading my first blog!

Lloyd Fielder, DC
Hinsdale, IL