Patience is the Key to Healing Your Body
Teaching Patience to Patients
In this day and age the status quo is living in the fast-food lane, meaning we want things to happen NOW. The age of patience is becoming a lost art. Industries will cater to this fast-food lane mentality and sell you products, trends, fads, and gimmicks, trying to convince you that something can happen in the NOW. The “sale” that strikes a nerve with chiropractic care is emergency or urgent care. Unfortunately my profession will sell you the quick “fix”. Chiropractic care is not an emergency room or urgent care. Chiropractic enables your body to adapt to the external stressors that plague it. Feeling good just comes with the territory. If you only come in to see the chiropractor when you’re in pain, then you should only eat healthy food when you get sick. It takes time for your body to heal and adapt. It takes patience.
The Truth about Patience in Healing
Nobody is too busy to heal, it just comes down to your priorities and choices you make in life. Chiropractic care is not designed to make you instantly feel better. It is actually designed to instantaneously begin the healing process and allow your body to adapt to your stressors. Simple enough? Patience is fundamental with chiropractic because adapting to your stressors is a process, not an event.
The Father of Patience
“Healing is a matter of time, it is sometimes a matter of opportunity,” – Hippocrates. Think of it this way. If you work a 9-5 job Monday through Friday, and a good majority of that time you are sitting at a desk utilizing a computer, a substantial amount of physical and emotional stress is placed on your body. Chiropractic care enables your body to adapt to the external stressors in your life. If you have complete loss of patience you will just conform to the “status quo” and take medication. Your body will always go through stress, but it’s your innate responsibility to promote adapting. Adapting comes with understanding how patience is required in healing. If you get a cut, a scab will form and you will heal. If you break a bone, you will heal. The same can be said for just about ANYTHING in your body when you give it time. Chiropractic care paired with patience will promote adapting and healing within your body. #getchecked