THE SPINAL COLUMN
ALPHA CHIROPRACTIC NEWSLETTER
Perhaps you already feel good. Maybe you have just overcome a health challenge or are experiencing a problem now and are looking to see what chiropractic can do.
You probably know that chiropractic has something to do with the spine. You may even know that when you lose normal alignment and function in the spine, it causes you to partially lose the proper neurological connection between your brain and body. This then causes the loss of the normal flow of Life Energy in the body and a loss in the ability to purposefully organize your body, which results in losing your natural state of ease (health). Everyday stresses that we are all exposed to can cause this to occur regularly. The scary part is that you rarely ever feel this happen.
If you're like most people you have been programmed through your life that whenever you go to any kind of doctor, you are there to have something "fixed" so that some illness or pain goes away or is prevented from coming in the first place. In other words, you go to the doctor so that something WON'T happen; to experience LESS of something.
But at this office, chiropractic is actually the complete opposite of this! The whole reason for getting adjusted and keeping your neurological connection clear is so that something WILL happen - a more complete expression of health and life! In other words, you go to the chiropractor to experience MORE of something!
When you have a clear neurological CONNECTION, you can more correctly comprehend and respond to everything in both your internal and external environments, and you are more likely to continue your path to whatever you are meant to be in this life.
The truth is that as a chiropractor I don't "correct" or "treat" anything. What I do is restore the CONNECTION between you and your body, and then your intelligent and organizing Life Energy makes any necessary corrections. I like to say, "I connect you, your innate intelligence (life energy) corrects you!" Now, here are some simple truths you need to know.
1. EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS CHANGING, EVEN YOU! Here's how...
2. YOUR BODY IS ALWAYS EITHER GETTING STRONGER OR IT IS GETTING WEAKER.
What's really cool about this is that most of the time YOU get to decide if you will get stronger or weaker!
3. THE STRENGTH OF YOUR BODY AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT IS DETERMINED BY HOW FULLY YOU ARE EXPRESSING YOUR LIFE ENERGY.
Maximal expression of your Life Energy brings health and so much more. Health is really the 1st goal you have, not the end goal.
4. IF YOU WANT TO HELP YOUR BODY KEEP GETTING STRONGER AND HEALTHIER ALL THE TIME, YOU NEED TO DO THREE THINGS:
a) Have a Deliberate and Positive Focus. In other words, think about good things and be happy.
b) Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices. Yes, in the areas you already know about, like exercise, rest,
proper nutrition, etc.
c) Maintain a Clear Neurological Connection!
Here's why these three things make you stronger. Everything works better when you are happy! Thinking about good things makes your body stronger all the time. Making healthy choices helps your body get everything it needs to keep getting stronger all the time too! And, a clear neurological connection is what helps you keep thinking good things, it helps you use all the good things you get from your healthy choices and it is what really keeps you getting stronger all the time!
When you get checked by your chiropractor you are making sure your Life Energy is free to do its job so that you can keep getting stronger, healthier, and happier all the time!
That's it - it's so incredibly simple! Understanding these simple ideas provides you with just about everything you need to know! You learn that everything is always in the process of changing - including your body, and that you have the power to make good choices and direct your own health and life. But most important of all, you learn that you ARE this incredible Life Energy, and there is NOTHING more important for you to learn about yourself than that!
You are probably aware that the smallest unit of life in your body is called a cell. What you may not know is that you have several hundred trillion cells in your body. Some even estimate the number to be in the quadrillions. To give you an idea just how big that number is, there are only about 8 and ½ billion people on the entire planet. Now the amazing thing about this is that all of those hundreds of trillions of cells must work together harmoniously in order for you to be healthy and happy. If only 1% of the quadrillion cells did not work properly that would be 10 trillion cells not working together.
Think of an orchestra. Is there a difference between what you hear in the warm-up and the concert? Of course there is! Even though each musician is playing amazing things during the warm-up, it is totally dis-organized and sounds like a big mess. Without organization, there is no common purpose, no harmony. But then the conductor steps up to the podium and begins organizing the musicians; directing them in a cooperative and purposeful manner that brings about harmony.
Did you know that no part of your body (no cell, tissue, organ or organ system) works the way it is meant to unless it is CONNECTED to your brain? Did you know that the way your body is CONNECTED to your brain is through your NERVE SYSTEM? So now, you are probably thinking that your brain is like the conductor of the orchestra, right? Not so fast...did you know that dead bodies also have brains, cells and nerves? So why don't they work? What is the difference between a live body and a dead body? The answer is simple.
This Energy has been called your innate intelligence, Vital Force, Life Force or any other of a dozen or so names. We simply call it your Life Energy and it is what gives you LIFE! Your Life Energy is the ORGANIZER of all of the different parts of your body; the conductor if you will. It uses your brain and nerve system tools to coordinate and ORGANIZE all of your parts to work together harmoniously and bring about health and happiness.
But, in order to accomplish its task of keeping everything ORGANIZED, your Life Energy requires a clear CONNECTION between your brain and your body. And, because of the intimate CONNECTION between your spine and your nerve system, you must also maintain a properly aligned and fully functioning spine in order to maintain your clear neurological CONNECTION, and that is what chiropractic care is really all about!
It is about restoring and maintaining the alignment and function of your spine, so that your brain/body CONNECTION is re-established and maintained, as well as the normal flow of your Intelligent and Organizing Life Energy, so that it can resume the task of purposefully ORGANIZING all of your parts to work together harmoniously and bring about healing. In short,
In other words, it allows you to conduct yourself properly, so that you can play YOUR OWN song as beautifully as it was meant to be played.