How can Chiropractic Benefit me?
If you are like the general public, you would believe that chiropractic is a natural treatment for back pain or neck pain or headaches or some other common condition. Here’s something that may shock you… chiropractic, when used properly, has nothing to do with backaches and it has nothing to with any other condition.
Here’s the truth:
- Chiropractic is more than you think it is.
- People get well from various medical conditions under chiropractic care and going to a chiropractor will help you recover from those problems.
- If someone is using chiropractic for back pain alone, they are wasting 98% of its real value.
Chiropractic deals with human performance. Every level of human performance is controlled by body chemistry. Think about it… you cannot get up in the morning and run for a bus without first changing your body chemistry. The body pumps adrenaline into your bloodstream to enable you to increase performance. It takes chemicals to fall asleep at night and if your body is not producing a sufficient quantity of those chemicals all the time you will suffer from periodic insomnia. If someone takes a chemical into their body such as coffee, they can upset their chemical balance and have the same result (insomnia). People take chemicals to go to sleep and then have a difficult time waking up because the body is not producing a sufficient quantity to overcome the disturbance to its chemistry.
There are hundreds of different carcinogens, cancer-producing chemicals and drugs in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. How do we manage to survive? We survive by making the right chemicals. We make chemicals from the foods we eat. While food is important, it is the chemicals our body makes (stomach acid, enzymes and bile for example) that determines whether our foods have any nutritional value for us. It’s been said “you are what you eat” but that’s not really true. You are what your body is able to extract from what you eat.
Take the example of hay fever. Some people believe that ragweed pollen can cause hay fever. When the pollen is in the air the body responds by making the chemical histamine. If there is too much histamine, hay fever symptoms will occur. But, if ragweed pollen caused hay fever, then we’d all have hay fever.
How does chiropractic relate to our body chemistry? There are billions of cells in the body and every one of them are little chemical factories. They have to be controlled by a master control system. That system is the nervous system and that system is protected by the skull and spinal bones. (to be continued)