This is part 2 of 5 reasons to see a chiropractor. For reasons 1-3, click here.
I am a big believer in the value of chiropractic care. My family gets regular chiropractic care both for pain and injuries as well as general wellness. I sought chiropractic care during my pregnancy and my daughter had her first adjustment when she was 4 days old! While this post is not food related, I do think a variety of health and wellness topics are important, especially when you are trying to maintain a real food, healthy lifestyle.
This week, we have a second guest post by my brother, Tommy John, currently a 3rd year student working towards his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University. He is very passionate about chiropractic and the human body's ability to heal itself and has always been interested in health and wellness. He obtained his Master's Degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University before playing professional baseball for a few years. He then owned and operated his own baseball instructional facility and is a certified personal trainer and ARPWave therapist.
Last week, Tommy shared his first 3 reasons to see a chiropractor. Today he concludes with the last 2 reasons.
4. Trauma From Birth
Not only can the birthing experience be traumatic for the mother but it is for the newborn as well. There are about 90-110 pounds of force applied into the arms and neck of a newborn baby from a “normal” vaginal birth without the use of forceps or vacuums. If the child is delivered by C-section then the forces applied to the baby’s system are even more severe. These forces without a doubt alter the undeveloped skeletal system in a negative way.
The newborn baby starts its life with vertebral segments out of alignment putting pressure on nerve roots which can lead to a wide variety of issues that chiropractic care has already had very good success with including: colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies, autism, bedwetting, and constipation just to name a few.
And children respond so well to chiropractic care because they aren’t guarded and have no predisposed notions of what should or should not occur in a chiropractic visit. They just accept the appropriate adjustment and their nervous systems respond in an extremely powerful way.
5. Lack of Belief in the Holistic Health Model
I know it sounds like an oxymoron. You don’t believe in holistic health care so go get your spine checked by a chiropractor? Hmmm. I’ll explain.
Let’s say that you just can’t imagine your or your family’s world without vaccinations, without unnecessary medications, without artificial sweeteners, without homogenized/pasteurized low-fat cow milk, with good sources of fat, without chemotherapy, without flu shots. I’m not here to convince you otherwise because sometimes people are going to always do what they are going to do regardless of what they learn along the way.
I’m here to compromise with you. Of all the things you read that you feel is hogwash, I implore you to not ignore this. If you take medications, necessary or not, those are toxins to the body. Even your doctor will tell you that. That is why you WILL have side effects.
It would then be in your best interest to make sure you have a perfectly functioning central nervous system, which controls every cell in your body so that you can deal with the levels of poisons entering your system which will “treat” your symptoms along with attacking the rest of your body as well. Then maybe your side effects won’t be as harsh or permanent where death is on most lists of side effects of most of the top drugs sold in the U.S.
Let’s say you have the surgery that entails removing a troublesome gall bladder, for example. Whether you believe it to be a necessary surgery or not, a person without a gall bladder, which is responsible for the proper digestion of fat, absolutely better have a high functioning CNS to now make up for the fact that it is missing a critical organ involved in digestion.
So take meds, get things removed from your body, have huge batteries of physical exams issued by your doctor….but go get your spine checked by a Chiropractor first. And maybe, just maybe you might start feeling so healthy you just may not feel the need to seek out a medication or have to have something removed from you surgically.
Notice not one of the reasons for seeking out chiropractic care was for low back pain or headaches. Indeed chiropractic care is superb at dealing with these issues but chiropractic analysis is so much more than that.
Chiropractors are masters of the central nervous system. The CNS is responsible for every function that takes place in over 100 trillion cells in the human body…all at the same time!!
The brain and spinal cord are the first to develop in an embryo in order to conduct the function of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system and immune system for that developing fetus and eventual full-functioning adult.
There is not a person alive today who won’t benefit from having a clear nervous system. And it’s only when that individual’s spine and nervous system is clear of interference that it can express it’s greatest potential for life.
Chiropractors do not cure anything. All they do is remove what’s in the way of a person’s own nervous system from being able to fully recognize and deal with everything life brings them so their body’s can heal themselves naturally.
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