I am a chiropractor and I practice in Bellevue, WA at Bellevue Center for Health (Mybcfh.com). I have decided to write a short explanation of the chiropractic health philosophy. Chiropractic Doctors have great success with helping people stay or become healthy.Chiropractic revolves around a Vitalistic, holistic, and natural approach to Life and Health. This Vitalistic, holistic, and natural approach uses the Bodys natural ability to self-heal and self regulate itself. This philosophy means that the Body already has everything it needs to grow, heal, and prosper in any environment. The Body is meant to be HEALTHY not SICK. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining actual health and bringing people back to health by treating causes not symptoms. We see the Bodys great power in everyday life from keeping the heart beating, digesting food, growing hair (or not ;-), healing cuts, and the many other intelligent functions we dont even know about. The Bodys ability to do all this without our conscious assistance implies an amazing inborn intelligence.Chiropractic assists this intelligence by clearing any interference from the Spine and Nervous System so the Body can do its job perfectly (the way it is suppose to). Chiropractic also focuses on being healthy and staying healthy by eating with real nutrition and exercising at your proper level. In Chiropractic, we relieve Nerve interference and Structural interference. Nerve interference is a very large component in Dis-ease, and Structural interference is the main factor in degeneration such as arthritis. The Brain, which is your main computer that controls every one of your 70-100 TRILLION cells that make up all your organs, muscles, and tissues. From the Brain comes the Spinal Cord, which is the Brains main highway, and the Spinal Cord directs all information from the Brain to the many Nerves that come out of the Spinal Cord to the rest of the 70-100 TRILLION cells in your Body.If there is interference in the spinal segments or joints (called a Subluxation) then the Nerves arent conducting the Brains messages to the rest of the Body completely. This is why chiropractic care is a lifelong preventative and maintenance practice; like exercise. Your spine and body have to deal with constant stressors the cause interference in your nervous system and entire body. These stressors come in three forms and they are chemical (alcohol, bad food, drugs, tobacco, etc.), mental (depression, anxiety, rage, stress, resentment, etc.), and of course physical (falling, moving, bending, twisting, sitting, etc.) All of these stressors make your body have to adapt and cause interference in your spinal column causing bones to get “stuck” and this causes wear and tear on the joints and restricts nerves by “pinching them.” Most of the time you won’t even know that there is interference going on until late in the process, which is when symptoms start kicking in (but the cause has always been there). Pain and symptoms are late in the dis-ease process, and health is NOT the absence of pain or sickness. Health is the preservation of HEALTH (staying healthy and taking care of it). Lets say that a Nerve going to your Heart has 50% interference (the weight of a quarter on a nerve causes 50% interference WOW). This is like getting a phone call and you can only hear the other person talking 50% of the time (you may have experienced this). Just as you arent able to get the full message from the other person on the phone, the Heart isnt able to get all the information from the Brain so it can do its job fully and perfectly. Say its 75% or 99% percent communication, I dont know about you but I feel uncomfortable with anything less then 100% because just as in life when communication is poor things begin to go badly.Getting your Spine and Nervous system checked and kept in proper function are essential to having great health. Learn more at Mybcfh.com Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Matt Mullaney works at Bellevue Center for Health in Bellevue, WA (Mybcfh.com). BCFH is a full service alternative health facility.