Sunday, October 25, 2009

How energized are you?

Why is it that some people seem to be able to go like the Energizer bunny and others can’t drag themselves out of bed in the morning? It is because all of us naturally have a varied amount of energy or vitality. Some of us were born with a 12-volt battery and some with only a six-volt. Some people simply have more energy than others. Often we classify these with a lot of energy as “Type-A personalities” or say they are “hyper,” but the fact is most of us would love to have the energy that they have, if only to be more productive. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done about that situation. It would seem though, with few exceptions, that everyone should have the potential to get out of bed in the morning and carry on the activities of a busy day without feeling like they are dragging an anchor behind them. Some people maintain that their lack of energy is due to not being able to get to sleep early enough. They just cannot get all their tasks done by a reasonable hour. For many of them, that inability is due to a lack of energy throughout the day that causes them to go at half speed. So the cycle continues until and unless they get more energy.

There are a few things one can do to have more natural energy. Most of those things are activities that we should be doing every day in order to be healthy. Eating good, nutritional food supplies the fuel that the body makes into energy. Proper rest allows the body to rejuvenate and recuperate from the day’s activities. Exercise is also important. There is another less known but equally necessary component to having the maximum amount of energy your body can have, that is a nerve system that is free of interference.

Whether you have a 12-or 6-volt battery running your body you will want to make sure that all the voltage available is getting through. You can put high-octane gasoline in your car but unless the electrical system is working properly, you car is not going to have any more power. Eating good food supplies the fuel, but your nerve system enables it to be turned into energy.

Regular chiropractic adjustments are absolutely essential to a properly functioning nerve system. When one of the bones subluxates (misaligns in a certain way), it interferes with the important message/energy flow to the organs and cells of the body. There is no way you can expect to have all the energy you were meant to have. Can your car get along on six cylinders instead of eight? Sure it can. Do you want it to? Probably not or you would have bought a six-cylinder car. Can your body get along with less than a full complement of natural energy? Sure it can but do you want it to? Like your car, a body that is not working as it should will eventually break down or develop some problem. Keep your nerve system free of vertebral subluxations and keep your energy level high.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Life, Health, Chiropractic

Life, Health, and Chiropractic

Life is the expression of existence. According to the scientific explanation, life is the response to stimuli, the ability to grow and become, and the adaptation of one to his or her surrounding environment. However, beneath the surface, life is much more than that. Life is built and maintained by the emotional ties built with others. We all go through the process of birth and death, but what about the time in between, how is our life being measured? Is it by the quality of our expression of life, or the quantity of life expressed through years.

If asked to be described by a random individual, health would simply be “the absence of pain or feeling good every day”. Although feeling good is a start, that is only grazing the surface. A deeper approach that is consistent with the modern world addresses the bodies function and the individuals overall well-being. According to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary: health is a condition of optimum physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmities. The understanding of this modern definition is contrary to past flawed thoughts. This definition covers all levels of wellness: physical, mental, and social. They all must be expressed in a congruent manner for an individual to truly express health.

Chiropractic embraces the approach that your body has the ability to heal itself from the inside out, just as it was made intelligently enough to grow from the union of two cells to a complex organism with trillions of cells, and the intelligence to close an open wound without the facilitation of a mental thought process to guide our bodies through the procedure. This healing is facilitated by your nervous system including the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. This is the system that controls the function of every other organ system, tissue, and cell in your body. In 100 words, what is chiropractic? Aches and pains are signs that your body isn’t working right. Your brain, spinal cord and all your nerves control how your body works. Physical, chemical or emotional stresses produce a defensive posture. Muscles contract, locking spinal joints that pinch or irritate nearby nerves. Lack of nervous system integrity sets the stage for disease and ill health. A thorough examination helps chiropractors find these subluxations. Applying a precise force to stuck spinal joints helps the body right itself. Health usually returns as repeated visits restore nervous system integrity. That’s why chiropractic care has helped millions get well and stay well.

How are they connected?

Chiropractic facilitates health by not simply waiting until the individual has already begun to express symptoms of a dis-eased body, but rather through the promotion of wellness, and the maintenance of the nervous system. This nervous system is regulated with precise spinal adjustments to remove any interference in the function of this delicate organ system. When this approach is taken, it allows your body the ability to work as it was designed without the addition of drugs or surgeries and gives you a better expression of health. Overall, your life revolves around your health and if your health is compromised then you can’t enjoy life to its fullest. In addition, a greater expression of health leads to a greater expression of quality and quantity of life.