We are what we repeatedly do, therefore health is a habit, not an act. -Aristotle
Wellness is something that we all want and should strive for. Our body is designed to be well and will keep fighting for us if we give it a few simple things. Food, water, sleep, and love. Despite knowing this many still don't get enough. Most of us are are over tired, dehydrated and don't even come close to the amount of vegetables we need on a daily basis.
We live wonderful time, where with the world at our fingertips. Science continues to make advances in the fields of medicine and understanding the body. Foods from all around the world are available every season. Even with this globalization we still not meeting our body's requirements. This combined with the increased chemical and electromagnetic toxicity of our environment has increased the demands on an already taxed system.
When asked what bothered him about humanity, he answered "Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. and then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he doesn't live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never lived.
Dalai Lama XIV
Spinal wellness and Chiropractic care
How often do you change the oil in your car? How often are we supposed to brush our teeth? When are taxes due? These are all questions that are imprinted into most of our brains. How often do you go to the chiropractor? For some it is when you cant take the pain anymore. Yes chiropractic care is good at relieving pain. Why wait until it is that bad? Routine maintenance is a great way to ensure that little compensations in the body do not become big things. For example, how does arthritis form in the body? Slowly over many years abnormal stress on the joints and surrounding tissue produce reactive changes. How does our posture change. Again slowly micro-compensations due to imbalances in the body's support structures. maintaining proper alignment and motion of the joints and supportive structures is a great way to help ensure that we have joints that will last a lifetime. Even if you already have arthritis, routine maintenance can help to stop the progression of further joint destruction.
Spinal Nerve Function
In addition to helping with the health of the spinal joints chiropractic care can have an affect on organ function. Restrictions or subluxations in the spinal joints can produce a sympathetic response in the nervous system. This response can alter the functioning of many tissues including organs.
A sympathetic response is the also called the fight or flight response. During this the body's primary objective is survival. This was relevant if being chased by something higher up on the food chain than us. During this response the body's maintenance of repair, immune and digestion suspended until the danger is gone. In today's high stress world we are not typically in life threatening danger, however our body reacts as if it was. Prolonged stress produces an imbalance that can eventually lead to immune, digestion and organ problems.?
7 R's of health
Everyday each of these should be focused on maintain health and function.