If you are very hungry and you eat some food, will your hunger go away? The answer is, yes if you eat enough. However, is getting rid of hunger the purpose of food? If you eat food regularly, will it keep you from becoming excessively hungry again? The answer is, yes if you eat enough of it consistently. However, is preventing hunger the purpose of food, of course not.
Even though eating food is a very effective strategy for decreasing or even eliminating hunger temporarily, hunger will always return over time. This is the nature of life. As our bodies use up the nutrients contained in the food, it requires more food / fuel to continue operating at peak efficiency, and so we become hungry again. Even though eating food consistently can be a good way to keep from getting too hungry, it would be ridiculous to say that the purpose of food is to eliminate or prevent hunger.
Certainly we are all aware that food serves many more important functions than simply addressing hunger. It is our fuel for keeping us alive, helping our bodies coordinate all functions, adapt to the environment, heal and continue growing throughout our lives. We all know this is true about food, but many people do not apply this line of thinking to their chiropractic care. Why is this?
Do these people perhaps not fully understand that the purpose of chiropractic care is to maintain the flow of communication freely over the nerve systems between their brain and all of their trillions of cells, so that the natural energy of life within the body can actually perform all of the functions listed above – animating, coordinating, adapting, healing and growing our bodies from conception until death? Do they not understand that without total unobstructed neurological connection, nothing would function as well as intended?
Maybe it’s because chiropractic care in the right amount is so good at decreasing or even eliminating pain and dis-ease? Or perhaps it is because with consistent enough care many people can even prevent the recurrence of their health problems? Even though chiropractic care is a very effective strategy for helping you regain your natural state of health and feel better, your level of health and vitality will always vary over time, due to physical, chemical and mental stresses of every day life. If these stresses are beyond your “internal resistance,” they break you down and you progressively lose your health and well-being. Health (normal function and the ability to adapt to stresses) is the natural result of the free flow and adequate expression of your health.
When your brain and body are fully connected (because of a well-aligned spine and functioning nervous system), they communicate effectively and your natural health abilities are functioning, comprehending and responding to any changes (stresses) in your daily environment. The result is your ability to adapt to these changes with effortless ease. In addition, you are able to heal and continually grow in every way – physically, mentally and emotionally – including thinking at a high enough level to make good choices in every area of your life.
The truth is we are all growing and dying at the same time, but one of these two processes always predominates over the other everyday. In other words, overall we are either getting weaker and moving toward dis-ease and death, or we are growing stronger and moving toward health, wellness and wholeness. The chiropractic approach to life and the adjustment process allows us the opportunity to progressively grow stronger than weaker, everyday.
So you see, saying that the purpose of chiropractic care is to eliminate or prevent pain and illness is as short-sighted as saying the purpose of food is to eliminate or prevent hunger! The real purpose of lifelong, family chiropractic care is to continually maximize the flow and expression of your natural god given health and to help everyone consistently and progressively demonstrate the highest levels of health, happiness and the full expression of life! Simply put, Chiropractic is about life and what makes people live.
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