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How Do You Get The Best Value From Your Chiropractic Care?

The biggest challenge to understanding health or body function properly is to be responsible for yourself.

Nathaniel Branden was a psychotherapist who coined the term “self esteem.”  One day Dr. Branden was asked what the primary secret to mastering self esteem was.  His immediate answer was…”You must accept full responsibility for everything you have ever thought, said and done in your life”.

In order to create true change in our lives we need to honour the concept of neuroplasticity? This process describes the adaptive nature of your brain and body. For example the more we do anything, the better we get at doing it.  Examples include: learning to walk, learning to speak and learning to play piano.  By repeating a particular behaviour our brain actually changes itself physically For example on the dark side of this is addiction

. This can be applied to working with a person’s spine. For example, if a spine is injured in a physical way the alignment over several decades becomes a persistent pattern of movement that may drive the person to a chiropractor. The key concept here is how long has this spinal adaptation been going on? What will it take to restore it?  If a fifty-five year old begins care for a condition that has been perfected over the years by spinal postural habits and muscle memory that has developed.  It is the responsibility of the D.C and the person seeking help is also  responsible to realize that true healing will involve  three phases of care.

  1. Subulxation* detection and correction (2-4 months of corrective adjtustment)
  2. Spinal healing and repair process (9 months or more of weekly spinal checkups for natural healing changes)
  3. Prevention of relapse from life stress (lifestyle chiropractic wellness visits).

* Subluxation means a spinal misalignment or movement pattern that is disturbing the precise functions of the body’s master controlling system.  This brain body disconnection impacts every tissue and organ and all systems to effect some degree of malfunction.  This is why health properly defined is full function and NOT simply how we are feeling.

This is the key role of chiropractic is to successfully correct this deeply ingrained spinal problem which has been preventing proper function of your brain and nervous system. Once you have reached the lifestyle care phase your health or body function has been restored and your responsibility shifts to prevention and lifestyle modification to avoid the buildup of physical, chemical and emotional burdens. Your wellness focused chiropractor will  guide you towards the benefits of learning the art of being healthy.




What Is Healing And How does it Work?

If we can ask a question, we have the answer inside us. However, having the answer does not mean we are ready to access and receive it.

  • Healing is a natural result of the unobstructed flow of Life through our body and mind.
  • Healing is happening 100% of the time.
  • Different types of stress can and do affect our healing and may lead to disorder, eventual dis-ease and finally symptoms.
  • There are only three symptoms in the human body. Altered organ functions: (too much or too little , too fast or too slow and PAIN)
  • There are three misalignment symptoms in the human mind. Regret or past focus and fear or future focus, spectrum disorders.
  • Treating these symptoms is backwards and prolongs the disease process.
  • Correcting their cause allows 100% healing to resume and restores and resets

Life’s flow can be altered by changes in alignment like a spinal curvature, a bad attitude and an out of wack lifestyle.

How Healing works is to0 simple for our educated mind to grasp. For example you can’t make something happen that never stops in the first place. (Did I lose you?_)

Why waste time trying to start an engine that has been running since birth?  Wouldn’t it be a good idea to learn about the alignment essentials?

  1. Proper spinal function to ensure full brain body connections from your chiropractor. Why chiropractic is number 1? Because the spine and brain control and regulate all functions of you body. (Remember Christopher Reeve?) (When he broke his upper spine all muscle AND organ function ceased.
  2. Do consistent movement of all joints in all ranges. All eastern cultures have embedded this into their lifestyle. For example, China with Qi Gong, Japan with T’ai Chi and India with Yoga. It is only in the past half century that the western culture has begun to embrace these traditions
  3. Proper fuel (nutrition) from self study and experimentation with a Naturopath’s help when necessary.
  4. Consistently tune in to pro-life attitudes by remaining consciously in the present. For example ; never worry. If you can’t help worrying, remember that worrying can’t help you either!. Always carry an attitude of gratitude