What Health is Not
Health – A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (World Health Organization 1948)
The majority of standard healthcare today focuses almost solely on the treatment of symptoms and disease. Children and adults alike become conditioned to believe that pills and surgery make people healthy. People start to believe that a lack of symptoms validates a state of health rather than actively pursuing true pro-active health and well-being.
Many factors play a role in influencing health and life potential. Food, exercise, and mental health make significant differences in the growth and health of all organs, tissues, and cells within the body. The American Neurological Journal states that the nervous system must be addressed in order to experience optimal function. Chiropractors play a unique role in the healthcare market. Chiropractic involves removing interference from the nervous system to allow the inborn intelligence of the body to express at its greatest potential. A Chiropractor focuses on the structural integrity and mobility of the spine and posture. Maximum levels of health and wellness cannot be achieved without addressing the position and mobility of the spine and nervous system. Abnormal spine and nervous system function stems from mal-positioned spinal vertebrae that no longer move appropriately. Spinal misalignment and reduced mobility create a cascade of negative physiology causing detrimental influence on the brain. Chiropractors specialize in improving brain and nervous system function by adjusting the spine to both increase spinal mobility and reduce vertebral misalignments. Regular chiropractic adjustments from birth into later life keep the entire body functioning at optimum levels.
“The quality of healing is directly proportional to the functional capability of the nervous system to send and receive nerve messages.”
-Journal of Neurological Science
Trauma impacts the spine beginning with birth. Everyone from newborns to children and adults will subsequently experience a high risk of developing some form of spine and posture problems. The normal stressors absorbed by playful children, screen staring teenagers, and hard working adults will negatively impact spinal shape and posture. The improved health of the spine directly relates to the improved positioning and posture of the spine and body.
“Posture affects and moderates every physiological function, from breathing to nervous system function, and despite the considerable evidence that posture affects physiology and function, the significant influence of posture on health is not addressed by most physicians.”
-American Journal of Pain Management
Enormous amounts of scientific data link the influence of posture to virtually every aspect of healing. Research also determined that medical doctors do not readily support or endorse taking steps necessary to ensure the prevention of sickness and disease through the proper care of the spine and nervous system. Health is not merely the absence of symptoms or disease. Drugs and surgery that treat symptoms do not provide health and healing. Health originates with the proper function and coordination of all organs, systems, tissues, and cells. Improved function produces greater health and well-being and a stronger resistance to naturally combating sickness and disease. Chiropractic adjustments align the spine and nervous system and improve posture to ensure that possibility of optimal health exists not from drugs that treat symptoms, but from the power within the body.
Constitution for the World Health Organization April 7, 1948 – Journal of Neurological Science 1994, Aug “Nerve dysfunction and tissue healing” p. 146Edwards, J. PhD – American Journal of Pain Management, 1994, Jan. Lennon, J.