No Matter What You Believe,
Your Living Body IS a MIRACLE.
Sometimes we forget.
Sometimes we are misled.
Sometimes we think that our body is not brilliant, magnificent or miraculous.
We can all easily get caught up in pain/discomfort and forget or even question this.
But if your really stop and think how truly amazing YOUR BODY is, you will be amazed at how everything works so well. I mean, think about it – you pump 2,000 gallons of blood through your body every single day and don’t think about a drop. You breath 20,000 times every day and do not think about it once. We all go through amazing changes in our bodies from birth to adult, everyone goes through puberty at roughly the same time, and all of this happens with out any oversight, no meds, nothing – it just happens. And we don’t question it. Our bodies are so smart that even slightly before we start exercising, our blood pressure goes up; and if we get a cut on our finger, it heals. HOW AMAZING IS THAT?! On a normal day, you don’t think about even 1 of the trillions of chemical reactions that take place in your body every single second of every single minute of every single hour of every single day of every single year of every single life time… Just stop and think about that and how incredible your body and this life is.
You see, you are intelligent, you are amazing, you carry inside of you an intelligence that runs your body and all of those trillions of reactions discussed above. Chiropractors call this intelligence “Innate Intelligence.” It is what separates the living from the dead even though all the same parts are there…It is Innate because it is inborn – you don’t have to learn how to use it, it was there from the second the sperm and egg met that miraculously created you, and actually even before that (somehow, the sperm knew to go toward the egg). That intelligence is carried through your nervous system, which in coordination with your endocrine system is the master regulator/communicator in your body. Your brain, spinal cord, nerve roots and peripheral nerves make up your nervous system, and that is the big cheese, the CEO, the General, el Jefe. All information about what is happening in the body is sent to the brain through the spinal cord, and that information is used to properly run your body.
The central nerve system is the ONLY organ system in your body to be entirely encased in BONE.
The purpose of your spine and skull areis to support and protect your nervous system, while giving shape to your body. A solid tube of bone would have been the safest way to protect our nerve system, but that wouldn’t have been conducive to movement or life, so we have joints. Made of much softer tissue, these joints are the inherently the weak spots in the skeletal system. So, if a spinal bone gets jarred from its healthy position (through acute or sustained postural trauma), it causes damage to the joints of the spine. Damage to these joints irritates the nerve system, decreasing your body’s ability to communicate within or to itself, which blocks or disrupts Innate Intelligence. Chiropractic is so simple, it is brilliant. Chiropractic understands that the body is brilliant, and works with it through specific chiropractic adjustments on specifically damaged joints to return proper function to the spine, as well as to remove the irritation to the nervous system, unblocking your body’s life force.
This is why chiropractors do not claim to treat any specific disease, but get tremendously amazing results with many. We restore proper communication to the body, making it healthier, and HEALTHY BODIES DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS. Symptoms are signals telling us that there is something wrong that needs our attention. Not alarms to be turned off with medications that dampen alarms. You get hungry and thirsty because you are getting low on fuel and water that is essential to run your body. What if there was a medication you could take when you felt hungry or thirsty, so you wouldn’t have to be bothered with eating or drinking? How long do you think that would work for? It is the same thing with other symptoms! A headache, sciatic pain, breathing problems, poor digestion,etc., are not just bothersome symptoms that need to be quieted with medication – they are telling you that something is wrong and needs to be dealt with by finding the cause, not just eliminating the symptom.
The body is amazing and I have always been fascinated with it, which is why I began studying it 12 years ago. I have been led down a path to chiropractic by asking this question: “How can I make my body as healthy as possible?” I was open-minded the whole time, and have found out a few times that what I had learned was wrong. As of now, through much trial and error, I understand that everyone must have a chiropractor on their health team, just as I understand everyone requires good, natural, from-the-earth foods, plenty of exercise and positive self talk and gratitude with a support group or tribe. This is what I do for myself, and it is what I recommend to my family, friends and patients – because this is what all of the research points to when I ask “How to be the healthiest person?” This may change, but for now this is my best recommendation as a health coach.
I hope you get your spine checked soon.
Dr. Nicholas Araza DC CCWP