Spinal injuries left uncorrected by the doctor of chiropractic cause the spinal cord
to retain a memory of abnormal function that will persist through time.
– Dr. Marry
Get the big idea and all else follows.
– B.J. Palmer D.C.
The nervous system holds the key to the body's incredible potential to heal itself.
– Jay Holder, M.D., D.C.
Chiropractic is distinctly different from allopathic medicine and even many of the more natural forms of healthcare for one main reason—philosophy. The founder of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, believed that the power that made the body, healed the body and that while this could be interfered with at times by physical, chemical, and mental stress, the specific chiropractic adjustment could correct it. Research has finally caught up with what this pioneer knew all along. His son, BJ Palmer, or the developer of chiropractic, proved this with some of the most advanced research of the day. This same research continues today in many fields of health and science. The specific chiropractic adjustment is also unique in that it is not a manipulation. Manipulations are done by physical therapists and osteopaths and their goal is very different than the doctor of chiropractic. We adjust for one reason only, the restoration of the nervous system to balance. As a result, chiropractic does not fall into the category of alternative medicine because we do not offer an alternative approach to the same ending, which for medicine is the alleviation of symptoms. Instead, we offer a direct approach to the cause of dysfunction in the first place. Over the years, as technology has advanced, we have seen proof of concept from the research being completed in neuro-physiology.
There must be an intent to achieve anything. Some people call these goals. But goals are often ambiguous and skip steps causing people to fail. A focused-intent on the other hand is a clear statement designed to give you specific direction. For instance, if you say "I want to go to California" and you live on the east coast, then you have any number of routes to get there. However, if you say “I would like to go to California by plane traveling west”, then you can be certain of your destination and time needed to reach it. This is focused intent ... clear, concise, and direct. Focused intent however, is only one piece. As good as it is, it will not necessarily get you where you want to go by itself. You must support your intent. This is where the next step comes in.
You must be living a lifestyle that supports your focused intent. You can’t say that you want to lose five pounds and have ice cream for every meal. Either your focused intent is wrong or you don’t understand nutrition. Assuming your focused intent is accurate, we would have to talk about what it takes to achieve it. A healthy lifestyle encompasses a number of key concepts. When I ask people about this, I almost always get the same answer ... diet and exercise. While diet and exercise are important, they are only two pieces of a much larger whole. What about mental and spiritual health? Even if you have perfect physical health, it would still only amount to one-third of who you are. I teach people how to connect a focused-intent to a lifestyle that supports it, allowing them to experience greater levels of healing. This would amount to another one-third of who you are. Where does that last one-third come in? It is connection ... or more specifically, a clear connection.
A clear connection is necessary to experience maximum health and happiness. Your primary physical connection is your nervous system. Your "mind-body" connection is quite literally your nervous system. Think about it, your neck is your head's connection to the body. No neck, no connection. A clear connection is achieved by adjusting the spine. Research shows that when you are subluxated, you shunt blood away from the fore brain. The functions of the fore brain include concentration, reasoning, language, and abstract thought. Decreasing blood flow to this critical area of the brain can cause an array of health issues. Adding a clear connection to a focused-intent and supportive lifestyle ensures success in your healthcare goals.
Lifestyle Supporting Your Focused-Intent
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