|How many times does one associate something negative happening to their body with the saying, “Guess it’s just old AGE”? In the most honest way ever of conveying this message to you, regardless of what you have been told, age is NOT a disease.|
Everyone ages, we’re supposed to. The “effects” that either slow or accelerate the process is ultimately determined by you and your actions. When it comes to “anti- aging” consumer products, we often get too involved in the outside paint job and how we look. The paint job may look well and dandy, but remember you only get one engine to run with. That ‘engine’ being the central nerve system-the inside of the body that runs all other systems and coordinates all actions that you perform.
How do you take care of your central nerve system? By fine tuning the ‘engine’ with regular spinal check-ups to detect and correct vertebral subluxations (misalignments within the spinal column creating nerve interference). By maintaining the health of your central nerve system, you will be able to age at your appropriate ‘rate’.
Paraphrasing Ruth Jackson, MD, on the etiology of aging in the spine, “If any single aging process exists, it is not known at the present time, intrinsic and extrinsic factors are involved undoubtedly. Biomedical science has sought to define the fundamental basis of aging, but the origin of biological aging remains an enigma.”
How much “Chiropractic Care” does my body need to put up a preventative act? It should be such that the level of care is equal to that of your lifestyle. There are lots of different engines out there designed for different lifestyles, all still requiring certain levels of regular maintenance to prevent the inevitable aging process. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure ”- Benjamin Franklin.
It’s time to recognize the dedication that comes with being “healthy.” Health is an entity that is often misunderstood and taken for granted until one begins to lose health. If you think you’re on track, eat some ‘Humble Pie’ and keep on reading.
Everything we know about the human body stems from its origin through the central nerve system (CNS.) Any organ, cell, tissue, or muscle has a specific design, with its roots originating from the CNS. Still to this very day, every experience that your body encounters is coordinated and processed via your CNS. In other words, you cannot express your life without your CNS.
What needs to occur consistently to reach your health’s potential? Spinal check-ups! Think of your spinal column as a coat of armor that protects your CNS. Through normal wear and tear stress is placed upon this armor and subluxations (spinal misalignments creating nerve inteference) can appear. Without regular spinal check-ups to ensure your armor is in alignment, the body will begin to operate in a dysfunctional state.
Most of us understand that diet, exercise, and rest are important factors for health and well-being. However, many often neglect the system that is able to process your food, break down the proper nutrients, allow your body to benefit from exercise, and heal tissue cells when it’s time to rest. The CNS of course! If you are under regular Chiropractic care, eat some “Humble Pie!” You are taking your actual health in your own hands.
It’s hard work to sustain your health. Do not be persuaded by trends, fads, quick fixes, or “gizmos”. From The Journal Of The American Medical Association: “The word gizmo refers to a mechanical device or procedure for which the clinical benefit in a specific clinical context is not clearly established.”
We should point out that the principles of Chiropractic are not new. In fact the ancient Greeks and other civilizations used spinal adjustments as a form of early health care. There is no secret or magic formula when it comes to your health. Keep on keeping on! “The physical structure is the basis of medicine”-Hippocrates
|Are you tired of the current cycle that your health is caught up in? If so, it’s good you’re reading this because it’s not just a self-help blog that will provide you with advice and hopefully life changing experiences. Nope, we are real and this is real life! |
We cannot simply tell people to stop stressing out all the time! This kind of advice is always easy to give when both the advisor and advice don’t have to lift a finger for it. The experience we offer is open to everyone. The only contradiction you may face is the will of western medicine to pull you back into their mindset and just go with the “status quo flow.” The status quo flow just to take medication(s) to mask symptoms instead of diagnosing and treating the underlying causes.
By showing up to the Chiropractic office you are involving yourself in the best kept secret of actual health care. Why? It’s no secret that most people would rather take a pill than actually begin to heal. But guess what?! We’re going to help you to invest in your health by incorporating prevention. While other professions are concerned with changing environment to suit the weakened body, Chiropractic is concerned with strengthening the body to “suit” environment.”- B.J. Palmer, D.C., P.h.C
Stress impacts all of us on a regular basis, automatically altering health. The good news is that Gonstead Chiropractors are trained to monitor and keep your Central Nerve System free of interference that you begin to build up over a weekly basis. Think of it this way, “you cannot have a nerve without a thought and you cannot have a thought without a nerve.”
The more your CNS is out of balance, the more every physiological function within the body, from breathing to hormonal production, is changed. Break the cycle by continual spinal check-ups. Remember a vertebral subluxation is not a singular episodic event. Thus the correction may be corrected but later reappear, calling for careful monitoring and may result in a wide variation in the number of adjustments required to affect a longer term correction.
Where does health come from? This question itself is bigger than the short paragraphs that we can provide you with. In order to understand health you must understand the body and the ca pabilities it holds. The current paradigm of “health” that most people assimilate with was based in 1948 post World War II and is still the current model.
With this general concept of what health is we started to become a society based on palliative care and started to turn away from the idea that the body could and would heal from within. Palliative care is based upon relieving the signs and symptoms without dealing with the actual cause of what CAUSED the signs and symptoms in the first place. Why do two people drink from a fountain and only one gets “sick”?
1948 World Health Organization definition of health: “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. So, just because you don’t have a disease makes you healthy? Far from the truth. Every day you have the choice to make healthy decisions or unhealthy decisions that will alter and change the trajectory of your bodies ability to ADAPT to the stressors you place upon it.
If you start to take up rowing, your hands begin to blister from the new repetition that your body places upon it. Instead of ‘treating’ the blisters with medicine and remedies your body is designed to callus over the blisters and adapt in accordance with the stressors that you place upon your hands.
In Chiropractic, we are solely based upon the adaptability paradigm. We not only have a philosophy of what health is, the science has been there and still continues to support the TRUE definition of health. The bodies ability to remain healthy is innately within all of us and at the center of this health is the central nerve system. Every organ in the body is connected to the one under your hat – B.J. Palmer. Change your paradigm…change your health.
Balance your stress by balancing your health. Your health begins and ends within the spinal column, the central nerve system. Recent research has demonstrated decreased adaptability of the nerve system in those who suffer from depression – Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2019. To understand the importance of the central nervous system is to understand this phrase. “You live your life through your central nerve system, every human experience you have is coordinated, processed, and controlled via your nerve system.”
A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health -Dalai Lama.
Your stress creates fight or flight. What kind of stress are we talking about? Bills, driving to work, politics, religion, depression, public speaking…etc…etc. Break it down this way. Have you ever felt stressed before? Everyone should say yes. When you feel stress you typically “feel” it along the spinal pathway and the feeling comes from what the nerve controls, that being muscles, tissues, ligaments, and soft tissue. When your body has a stressful thought that continues for even a short period of time the fight or flight response is activated and the small, yet drastically important, muscles along the spinal column are basically put to sleep. This is due to the fact that specific muscle groups that are larger are required for instances of fight or flight.
When fight or flight becomes a chronic nature in your life due to the stress that you place upon it the nerves that are supposed to be controlling the tiny muscles along the spine send insufficient messages and the central nerve system is unable to properly control the body. The subluxation (misalignment in the spine creating pressure on or around a spinal nerve) ensues and creates constant dysfunction within your body.
The number one reason that people will visit a Chiropractor is due to their inability to adapt to the emotional stressors that they place upon themselves. The good news is that after a specific adjustment a bombardment of afferent neuro-receptors flood the brain with positive activity. Particularly to the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, which actually should be called your executive functioning sector. The more you are able to influence the pre-frontal cortex the happier you are and the better able you are to adapt to the stressors placed on you internally and externally. Your body is intelligent. That’s why we work with the design of your body to improve its function.
Getting To The Source Of Inflammation is a quick exert on the healing capabilities that often go unnoticed and often left behind. We think of beauty associated with the outside presence. True beauty comes from within. To accept this begins with starting with the most important structure within your body. The spinal column. Any sort of inflammation that inhibits the spinal columns function directly effects your health. Read on to learn more. CLICK ME to go to article.
Tackling Gut Problems From Within The Body
The Gut! Tackling gut problems from within the body is focused on decreasing internal inflammation that is causing symptoms to appear in people who have “gut problems.” What kind of gut problems? IBS, constipation, diverticulitis, reflux, etc etc. The list goes on and on when it comes to gut problems. More people become concerned with the symptom that they have and attempt to cover -up the signs they are producing besides addressing the actual concern. The brain – body connection is dysfunctional.
Remember that the central nervous system coordinates, controls, and makes everything in your entire body. The CNS does this via a network of cables called nerves. When a nerve becomes irritated in the spinal column due to instability from a subluxation, the nerve is not in normal ‘tone’. As a direct result of the nerve being irritated in the spinal column, the organs, cells, tissues, and glands that the nerve coordinates will become dysfunctional as well. How so? The spine is a direct extension from the brain. When a nerve is not in normal ‘tone’ and not sending the proper messages, the body in return will show symptoms from that subluxation. Think of it like a super highway that is under construction. Who honestly likes construction on a super highway? No one!
A study from the 2016 Gastroenterology journal suggests that the vagus nerve is extremely precious not only for homeostasis of a variety of organ systems, but also for the regulation of appetite, mood, and inflammation. Common gut conditions can be greatly influenced by the function of the vagus nerve. It’s all about the brain – body connection. Research confirms the importance of a well adjusted spine on the function of the vagus nerve. Optimal function begins and ends from within the body. Don’t treat symptoms. Chiropractic can get your digestive system working by focusing on the cause. A healthy lifestyle not only changes your body, it changes your attitude and your mood.
Being Healthy Is Not Addictive… It Is Rewarding
Your Body Rewards Itself
People often say on social media blasts that chiropractic is “addictive”. Well… to put this slanderous phrase aside we would not be breaking glass by telling you that the opiate epidemic is gaining more and more fuel for being…. addictive. Chiropractic is a natural healing art, science, and philosophy that is based on restoring normal tone between the brain and body connection, it is not additive. It’s rewarding. A great deal of confusion exists about the proper role of Chiropractic. Chiropractic deals strictly with the central nervous system (CNS) the most important system in the human body (it created every system in your body). Chiropractors look for irritated nerves that result from subluxations that exist along the spinal column. These subluxations create undo stress upon the CNS and plague the body with a sympathetic dominance, fight or flight mode, state of health. The nerve system that exits through the spinal column is an extension of the brain. Every spinal nerve MADE, controls, and regulates every cell, organ, and tissue fiber in your body!
When interference exists from the brain/body connection via a subluxation it is the Chiropractors job to locate and specifically adjust the subluxation. When the interfered nerve is safely and accurately adjusted it can correct the subluxation that is causing the dysfunction within the body. The innate power within the body is responsible for healing and restoring the correct impulses from the brain body connection. Why would your body not reward itself for positive activities and a process that it seeks to restore itself? Your body is designed to heal naturally without the need for drugs. Chiropractic works to remove blocks to enhance your body’s natural healing ability.
Sustaining Your Daily Energy…Naturally
Energy, energy, energy. We have seen it all when it comes to quick fixes of “getting” your energy back. When energy deficits begin to affect our daily routine, we have a tendency to look for external sources of energy. The latest trends will attempt to entice you about gaining energy, e.g., caffeine pills, vitamin B shots, “natural” additive supplements and the list goes on and on. Instead of adding external sources, let’s think about what looking within the body will do…naturally.
Restoring Your Internal Structure
Gravity, whether you believe in it or not… exists. The spine is made up of skeletal bones and connective tissues (discs) that protect your most important system in the entire body, the central nerve system (CNS). When you look at the human figure from the front, the spine is supposed to be completely straight. When you look at the human figure from the side, there are supposed to be three distinct curves in the spine. The design and structure of the spine enables your body to combat gravity and function properly. For example, when you jump the spine acts as sort of a shock absorber for your body.
Subluxations can occur in the spinal column. A subluxation is a misalignment within the spine that irritates a nerve fiber and can create a chain reaction everywhere in the body. This can cause stress and undo tension. As a result of a subluxation, more energy will be consumed to maintain your center of gravity. The top source of energy consumption in the body is the musculoskeletal system. The CNS made the spine (skeletal system) which then requires muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue (musculoskeletal system) to maintain proper structure. Throw a subluxation into the mix and your muscles will begin to work OVER-TIME. The source of energy that is used internally to power contraction is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is not abundantly stored within the tissue cells of the body. So, when an existing subluxation remains uncorrected for an extended period of time, the muscles make unnecessary amounts of ATP. This in turn depletes your body’s overall ability to produce sustainable energy throughout the day. In fact, when your ATP stores are quickly depleted, your muscles will gather energy from other sources within your body. Overall, fatiguing your attempt to sustain an energy filled day.
Restoring your spine by removing subluxations will naturally increase your energy throughout the day by optimizing proper energy use. Chiropractic care focuses on life, health, healing and well-being…naturally.