Sunday, May 03, 2009
Despite the fact that millions of people "know" that Chiropractic works, many don't know "how" or "why" it works. And why does it work for so many different kinds of situations and conditions that seem to have no relationship to each other?
Research has revealed that the nervous system controls well-being. The nervous system reads what is going on in the environment and then acts to adapt the whole body to its best survival response.
If the nervous system overloads, it responds to its best ability; however, continued overloading will cause an unbalanced neurological pattern to develop. This unbalanced or abnormal pattern (the chiropractic words: interference or subluxation) has consequences.
The body's systems respond to the abnormal neurological messages and will malfunction until signs or symptoms show up that something is wrong.
Medical response is to render treatment to remove the signs and symptoms. The modern Chiropractic approach is to focus on restoring normal neurological function.
This is not a new concept, but after more than 100 years, science has finally caught up with Chiropractic and can prove that Chiropractic adjustments alter brain activity and helps restore normal health responses.
The response to stressors is the nervous system's job, and the effectiveness of this neurological function can actually be measured.
Today, neural scientists understand that inappropriate responses to stressors are the cause of illness and disease. It is no longer the concept of germs and / or bad parts, but rather a breakdown in the body's systems that lead to illness, including the immune system which is controlled by the nervous system.
The Chiropractic adjustment stimulates a neurological response that registers within the central nervous system, which in turn allows the body to alter its abnormal neurological patterns. Repetition or retraining is required and these new neural patterns can be seen and measured with today’s sophisticated technology.
Chiropractic can truly alter old behaviors and dis-ease processes, and create new and healthy normal functions within the body.