I wrote about “HOW TO DEVELOP DISEASE” in the last issue. That was the conclusion of that series. One of the most important aspects of health is the proper functioning of our Nervous System – the computer command center that runs you. If it’s not working as it should, then nothing else really matters and nothing else will really help.
So, let’s move on and continue this line of thinking…
By this time, you are probably getting the idea that your body is incredibly complex and totally controlled by your Nervous System – that amazing, unbelievably complicated system of neurons, relays and neurotransmitters. And….it has the ability to control approximately 150,000 chemical reactions occurring in your body every second – and while you are eating your lunch, having a coffee, watching the game, shopping, driving, etc. Amazing!
Last month I talked to you about the process of disease and the fact that your body creates symptoms once it can no longer handle whatever is going on inside you. And it is designed and programmed to handle just about anything – but there are limits! Think about it; your very own personal alarm monitoring system! That is incredible!
I also mentioned that the medical-pharmaceutical folks profit from your disease and your symptoms. Consider this: It is very profitable for you to be sick! There is no profit in you being healthy or regaining your health. Would it not be so much more profitable to have you continue being sick?
Sobering thought isn’t it?
So how do we handle this?
My approach, as your chiropractor, is very different: Instead of turning off your body’s alarm system – your symptoms – would it not make more sense to see if we could correct and eliminate whatever caused your nervous system not to function normally in the first place?
Would you agree this approach makes more sense?
I mentioned earlier that we call this interference a “Vertebral Subluxation.” And years ago, in the 60’s and 70’s and 80’s, it was explained as a “misalignment” of one of the vertebrae of the spine. We now know that is not really correct and I will explain this in detail a little bit later.
Nevertheless, a Subluxation interferes in the manner with which your nervous system transmits information all over your body.
When a Subluxation is in the process of being corrected (and it is a process), you soon notice that your symptoms begin to subside and disappear. This does not mean you are now healthy or the problem is corrected. It just means your body is now more able to handle it on its own – as it did before. This is a very important distinction and I really need you to understand this point.
So please don’t get stuck on the idea that everything is now hunky dory. It is not!
You are in transition. You just feel better. That’s all! The problem is still very much present but you may no longer be aware of it!
I’ll continue in the next issue. Please stay with me!
Dr Daniel Bronstein is the clinic director of Beacon Chiropractic in Grover Beach CA and specializes in the chiropractic care of children and pregnant mommas. He is Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and devotes the core of practice to helping children and families live healthy lives.