First question. Official definition from The World Health Organization: Health is a state of complete physical, emotional, and mental well being. Not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. So what exactly does that mean? Every part of your existence needs to be in order. It’s not enough to eat well and exercise. Not enough to get adjusted. Not enough to “feel good” or have no symptoms of pain or any disease. What a concept! I’ll bet if you asked anyone walking down the street if they were healthy or not they would judge their health on how they felt overall. Are they or you doing things to help your emotional and mental health? Are you making time for “you?” Are you laughing enough? Are you exercising and eating well? Do you know that the top three causes of death in this country are largely due to lifestyle choices? Heart attacks/stroke, cancer, and diabetes! If you don’t take care of your health today you may not be able to get it back tomorrow!
How important is your Nervous System in all of this? When you consider that EVERYTHING in the human experience starts with the Nervous System that should give you a big hint. Whether its your brain telling your heart, lungs and adrenals to kick into overdrive because there is a pit bull chasing you or your eyes or ears sending information to your brain so that it can react appropriately when a bus has lost control and is hurtling at you with its brakes screeching demonstrates that the gate-keeper and master controller is always the brain and the Nervous System. On a less dramatic, more day to day example your Nervous System is always guiding nutrients and oxygen wherever it may be needed in the body. It is producing hormones and chemicals in the right amounts and at the right times for every process in the body.
What exactly happens each and every time you get adjusted? (When the Chiropractor moves the vertebrae off of the nerve.) Think of it on a cellular level if your imagination is that vivid. You walk into the Chiropractor with a Subluxation (bone out of place pinching a nerve). You get adjusted. It feels great. End of story, right? Wrong!!!!! That bone that was just cutting off the vital messages to whatever part of the body (heart, lungs, stomach, etc…) is now back where it belongs. Life is being restored where only a second ago there was none! The cells are happy. They are getting everything they need in the correct amounts at the right times. What do cells do? Other than their programmed function (stomach cells digest, heart cells contract, liver cells detoxify, etc…) they divide, replicate and reproduce themselves. A few seconds ago they were not getting everything they needed. Were they reproducing themselves as healthy, complete cells or as a fraction of what they could and should be? BACK TO THE DEFINITION OF HEALTH! It applies to cells as well. Now they are reproducing as healthier cells. What does that mean for you? For your health? For your life? Chiropractic is not everything! No one thing will ever be as I’ve shown in this article. But can you see how absolutely vital a healthy Nervous System is to your Health and Wellness?
Fleischer Chiropractic has been voted the favorite chiropractic facility in 2008 and 2009 by the Culver City News Readers poll. Dr. Howard Fleisher graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles Magna Cum Laude in 1995 and has been a practicing chiropractor ever since.
Dr. Howard is a passionate chiropractor that cares for his patients and sees that they receive the best chiropractic care possible. Fleischer Chiropractic offers top quality service to all ages from infants to adulthood. Dr. Howard gives healthy living tips and chiropractic advice to his patients so they can live healthier, pain free lives.