“Health is a condition of physical, mental, and social well-being and the absence of disease or other abnormal condition. It is not a static condition. Constant change and adaptation to stress result in homeostasis.” (Dorland’s Medical Dictionary)
Our bodies are amazing machines, with an incredible innate wisdom inside that helps us constantly adapt to the changing demands placed on us. I want you to think about this for a second:
- When you eat, your body adapts by taking the nutrients out and using them, and getting rid of the ones not necessary and creating waste. If you eat something poisonous to your body, you also adapt and your body gets rid of it as quickly as possible!
- When you exercise, your body adapts by increasing the blood flow to your heart, and by increasing your breathing rate to bring more oxygen to your lungs.
- When you cut yourself, your body adapts by forming a clot and then growing new tissue
- When you are exposed to bacteria and viruses, your body adapts by mounting an immune response. You sneeze, cough, have a runny noses, vomit, or perspire to get the toxins out, and a fever develops to raise your core temperature so that the bacteria cannot survive.
Where does chiropractic fit it? It helps your body adapt better!
A body that is mechanically balanced with joints that are moving properly will better adapt to the physical demands of sports, hobby, household chores or work responsibilities. A body with a strong, straight spine will adapt to the forces of slips, falls, motor vehicle collisions or repetitive strains with greater ease, resulting in less injury. A body that is neurologically balanced (with a spinal cord free of irritation) will adapt better to stress, be calmer and happier, digest easier, sleep well, have balanced hormones, breathe easier, and exhibit a stronger immune response.
It’s for theses reasons so many people choose regular Chiropractic care, because they know their bodies are stronger in every possible way!