“The four components of your health”
(Adapted from Dr. Stephen Conicello of the Upper Cervical Neurology Center in Downingtown, PA with another “thanks” to Dr. Kevin Donka for bringing clarity to my thoughts about health and vitalism)
Your health is based on Four “vitalistic” Principles. Everything we do at GENESIS Chiropractic is based on these components of health (in fact any true Upper Cervical Specific office is founded on vitalism).
# 1 Your Body is Self-Healing
Your body was designed by God to heal itself. It should work right.
If you get hurt it should heal.
Your body is constantly changing, adapting, and healing!
“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him…We are our best when we give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to work.” — Albert Schweitzer, M.D
For example, did you know your body regenerates your liver every month? Most of the cells in your digestive tract are replaced every several days! Red Blood Cells die very quickly (nearly 3 million per second), so your body is continually making new ones to replace the old dead cells. Every Four months (about 120 days) you will have manufactured a completely brand new set of red blood cells. It is estimated that every single atom in your body will go through a complete turnover every Seven years.
We see a completely new you…all the time!
# 2 Your Brain is king (well, actually not the brain itself, because dead bodies have brains & nerves), but I’m talking about your Inborn Innate source of Intelligent Life energy…
You know, that “breath of God” thing that makes us alive?
This Power is a measurable force (mental impulse) and it is literally flowing like electricity through your brain stem into every nerve throughout the entire brain and out to every cell in your body!
This amazing Life Source (found in your vibrating, living, energetic, dynamic Brain and Nerve System) is the master controller of your entire body.
The Brain Stem is sort of like Houston Control at NASA (maybe this has become a dated analogy, but I think you get the idea that LIFE is directed by your Central Source of Communication & Coordination).
As long as your nerve system is able to clearly communicate with every organ, tissue, cell, and system in the body (every nook and cranny of “YOU”), then you should have normal function — the very best health possible for you. This normal function (aka Health) should last for your complete lifetime.
This is called Normal, life at Ease.
So, why are so many people sick?
Why all the Dis-ease and Dysfunction?
Why are we diagnosed with diseases and disorders?
Why does healthy seem so abnormal & uncommon?
C1 and C2 (atlas & axis) upper cervical vertebrae near brain stem
# 3 Houston we have a problem
Subluxation — Misalignment of the spine & skull at the upper neck causes Interference in your brain to body communication, diminishing the body’s effectiveness.
We still have a Self-Healing and Self-Regulating design, but problems begin when we are “subluxated” or partially dis-connected.
This diminished expression of Life (lack of clear consistent neurological connection) is the primary reason we are not Normal.
Lack of Health in your cells is caused by Lack of Life expressed in the cells.
Unfortunately, the Subluxation process robs us of our vital brain-to-body communication, and the nerve system is not able to do what God programed it to do. Thankfully, your body will still try to work on its own (without full nerve function), but much like a Gardener trying to grow a flowers without sun or water, you will be missing essential ingredients for health.
Function will be altered…
Pain and dis-ease will increase…
But there is some good news!
# 4 Restoration of Law and Order
A Top Mission at GENESIS Chiropractic is to help as many people as we can, especially children, by “restoring Law and Order” to the body as a whole. As we assist your body to restore its own law and order (process of normal healing), we expect better function.
This restoration principle depends on a clear connection between Brain & Body.
We will help you become Stronger & Healthier!
We will also teach you how to maintain your Health by restoring proper balance and tone to your spine and nerve system.
“TIME, THE HEALER OF ALL WOUNDS”
Just as your body over time fell into chronic disease and ill health, the body will also need time to retrace its steps back to health and wellness. Depending on how long ago the initial injury happened or if it was a recent event, the body still has a specific healing sequence and a timing for restoring proper function and structure every organ, tissue, cell, nook and cranny.
Ultimately we hope you will achieve much more than merely avoiding Chronic Disease and illness…
We want you to Be Your Best.
And we want to help children & families grow Stronger and Healthier and begin to Thrive!
The beauty and truth of these “4 components of health” is that the body works naturally. The bottom line is simple: We don’t need drugs or medicine to heal or function, but we do need clear connection between brain & body.
“I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica [medicine & drug therapy], as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard University