What’s Chiropractic Really For?
So how does Chiropractic work to improve functional capacity and health? The chiropractic adjustment-entrainment reduces interference in the spine (subluxation) and enhances nerve flow communication between the brain
and body cells so that all body systems can function at their best: Immune system, Cardiac, Respiratory, Digestive and Hormonal thus optimizing the potential for good health. We all know that appliances in a house need a power source to work. In our body, the nervous system IS our only power source. What do you think would happen if you purchased a brand new flat screen TV and there was no electricity? Would it work? What if there was only partial electricity like we have with a brown-out, poor house wiring or a faulty socket, how well will this new TV work? Not well if at all. So if instead there was interference in the power lines (nerves) from our spine to our heart for instance, would the heart be able to pump or respond correctly?
The answer is no; poor nerve flow will create stress to the heart. Prolonged stress can even damage the heart and create heart disease which usually sends a person to their doctor to manage with medications and/or surgery. In this particular situation the only real “fix” would be to reduce nerve interference (subluxation) and improve energy flow between the spine and heart so that it can function properly, repair damage and regenerate. This premise holds true for all organs and systems in our body.
A research experiment was performed and published in 1921 by Dr. Henry Winsor, a medical doctor from Pennsylvania who dissected 75 human and 22 cat cadavers with a total of 221 diseased organs. While performing each autopsy he traced the nerves from the diseased organs back to the spine and found nearly 100% correlation between minor curvatures of the vertebrae (subluxations) and diseases of their corresponding internal organs. In this experiment 95 years ago, Dr. Winsor proved the relationship between having an unhealthy spine and having unhealthy organs.
I have been a holistic chiropractor for 27 years and every day I see miracles; practice members resolving stubborn health challenges, reducing and getting off medications, improved health year after year, increased levels of wellness, feeling younger and more vital. This is what naturally happens when nerve flow communication is optimized in a human being and, you are never too young to start.
References: Winsor, 11. Sympathetic segmental disturbances-11. The evidence association, in dissected cadavers, of visceral disease with vertebrae deformities of the same sympathetic segments. Medical times. Nov 1921, 49 pp 267-271