Good health is normal
If you have good nutrition, adequate exercise, can handle the emotional stresses in your life and your body is in a state of structural balance, it is your natural state to express good health.
The human body is designed to be healthy, not sick.
Your nervous system controls everything
Your Brain, spinal cord and all the nerves controls and coordinates every single function in your body and brain. There are over 200,000 nerve impulses per second that travel from your brain, down the spinal cord, through the nerves, to and from every cell of your body. Without you thinking about it at all, your hair grows, your heart beats, you digest your food you breathe through your lungs, you experience all your emotions and even think your thoughts, while your nervous system controls and coordinates all these functions. You literally live your life through your nervous system. Every function in your body and all of your senses are completely dependent on your nervous system.
When your nerve energy flows abundantly, without obstruction your body and brain are 100% self-communicating, self-healing, self-regulating and robust. Self-communicating means that your brain and body communicate with each other, without you even thinking about it! When you cut your arm, you're the one who heals you. That’s self-healing! Self-regulating means this process is automatic. For example, your resting heart rate is 72 beats per minute. When you go for a run, your heart rate goes way up, but when you rest again, it settles back to 72 beats per minute. That's self-regulating! Robust means vital and energized! So in its normal state, your body is self-healing, self-regulating and robust.
Stress can overload your nervous system
Usually, when we think of stress in our lives we think of problems like, relationship issues, financial problems or work related conflicts. These are all emotional types of stress. In reality there are 3 dimensions of stress;
Physical Stress- for example, when you lift heavy things, when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, step off the gutter the wrong way, trip, slip or fall, sit at your computer for too long, don’t exercise enough or exercise improperly or are involved in sport.
Chemical Stress comes from the foods you eat, the water you drink and the air you breathe, which can be full of chemicals, pollutants, toxins, preservatives, sugar, caffeine and too much salt and fat. And let’s not forget alcohol and any prescription or non-prescription drugs you may take.
Mental-Emotional Stress, which includes the gradual build up of pressure and anxiety from childhood, school, work, relationships and deadlines to name a few.
“The more mechanically distorted a person the less energy is available for thinking, metabolism and healing.”
Roger Sperry ~ Nobel Prize Winner
An adjustment works by adding motion to spinal joints that aren’t moving correctly or are misaligned. Restoring normal motion decreases the stress signals from the misaligned spine and decreases the stress hormone release they elicit which decreases the overall stress in your body. This helps restore nervous system integrity and can improve the healing process.
We will design a schedule of care based on your particular examination results and tailored to your specific needs.
You are the boss
The ultimate decision of how much chiropractic care you get is up to you. You decide if you follow our recommendations to the letter, follow some of what we recommend or not at all. We understand many factors are at play when a person decides to undertake care. We will support you in whatever decision you make.
Your wellbeing and health is our primary concern and we are here to help you in whatever way you choose.