We have lost our way as a species. The conditioning processes of those who stand to gain the most have convinced us that we need them, that we are unable to take care of ourselves, and that we can not function without their outside influence. No, this isn’t a political rant, this is a reminder that YOU have the inherent ability to heal yourself if you simply will allow your body the opportunity to perform as it was intended.

Do you know why you get a fever when you are sick? It is because the virus/bacteria that has invaded your body can only survive within a certain temperature range, just like everything else. Our body inherently knows this and thusly increases the body’s temperature to kill off the foreign invaders. White blood cells are released in order to further destroy these pathogens and after the battle is over, they remember and recognize their enemy, so as to be able to respond quickly should they invade this body again. Now tell me that isn’t one of the coolest, most badass things that you’ve read today, and it happens inside of each and every one of us every day.

This ability for the body not only to function autonomously but efficiently and effectively is known as Innate Intelligence. It is undoubtedly the most profoundly powerful force within all living creatures. Why are your hands cold in the winter and warm in the summer? The answer is temperature regulation. We lose a tremendous amount of heat from our extremities. When it is cold outside, our blood vessels constrict, limiting blood flow to the surface of the skin, and retaining as much heat as possible. The exact opposite occurs in the summer months. Much like when a dog pants when they are warm in order to release excess heat, our blood vessels dilate to increase surface blood flow and regulate our temperature.

TIP: The next time you are in a suit (weddings are great places to test this) and you begin to perspire, go to the restroom and run your hands under cold water for 1 full minute. within the next 5 minutes, you will stop sweating!

As Chiropractors, we are experts in the Innate. Every cell in your body is given directions on how to function from what is called a Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). These nerves are supplied by information from the brain and spinal cord, which make up the Central Nervous System (CNS).  Can you guess what houses the CNS? The spinal column. The vertebra. Your backbones. This is where Chiropractic is absolutely vital, as we are the hands-down, hands-on experts in reducing the interference placed upon the CNS and PNS. The adjustments that we perform correct the restrictions of vertebral movement, thereby allowing the CNS and PNS to function at the absolute best of their potential. Put yourself in the best possible position to live the best life that you possibly can.

See the Blog entitled “Functional Neurology and Chiropractic”

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