“I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop…was not. Why? What difference was there in the two persons that caused one to have [disease] while his partner…escaped? Why?” –D.D. Palmer, Founder of Chiropractic
Welcome to the world of chiropractic. You are joining many neighbors and friends who have discovered the numerous benefits of chiropractic care. People experience chiropractic as a natural and drug-free way to improve their health and overall quality of life. Chiropractic is used for much more than just neck or back pain relief. For example: a child who no longer suffers from ear infections may say, “Chiropractic helps my ears”. A young woman may say that chiropractic is for help with menstrual problems. Other patients may tell you that chiropractic is for digestion, asthma, back pain, neck pain, colds, headaches, sciatica, neurological problems, colic, and many other conditions to which the flesh is recipient.
But the benefits of chiropractic won’t only be talk of disease. People also commonly visit their chiropractor to increase energy, to improve sports performance, to improve immunity to disease, and to help ensure healthier lives for themselves and their families.
Chiropractic as a healing art is the most widely used natural health profession and the most popular drug-free, surgery-free healthcare system in the world. Today millions of people visit their chiropractor and millions more would if they only knew the wide applications of care for healthier living. Chiropractic is popular because it is gentle and safe, as it respects your body’s natural healing and recuperative powers.
You may think that because you feel good, you don’t need to see your chiropractor. Just because you feel good does not mean you are healthy. Good health relates to the ability to handle physical, chemical, and emotional stress without losing physical, chemical, and emotional balance.
Have you ever felt good one day and then came down with a cold, flu or another ailment the next day? You probably felt fine the day before you got sick, but you weren’t healthy. Most likely your resistance was low—perhaps you were facing too much stress or pushing yourself too hard. Feeling good is not necessarily an indication of good health. A person may feel good and then get a heart attack or a stroke just a few moments later. Other people “feel good” walking into a doctor’s visit, but then may be diagnosed with a serious condition.
Obviously good health is more than just how you feel. In our everyday lives we face challenges to our health: stress, aggravations of the elements-bacteria, pollen, mold; pollution, bills, work, family and social obligations—and we must adapt to them all in order to survive. You usually adapt to life’s stresses thanks to the many internal mechanisms your body has built into it for the specific purposes of keeping you functioning and healthy. Adaptation inside you is organized by your body’s innate intelligence, but adaptation and true health can only occur when your innate intelligence can communicate without interference.
“The secret of health and happiness lies in successful adjustment to the ever changing conditions on this globe; the penalties for failure in this great process of adaptation are disease and unhappiness…Many common diseases are largely due to errors in our adaptive response…many nervous and emotional disturbances, high blood pressure, gastric and duodenal ulcers, and certain types of sexual, allergic, cardiovascular, and renal derangements appear to be…diseases of adaptation.”– Hans Selye, Nobel Prize-winning pathologist
Chiropractic is at once a science, an art and a philosophy which helps your body best adapt to the challenges and stresses of everyday life and promotes you to the healthiest you that you can be.